A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, ruling that women would be unconstitutionally burdened by an Arkansas law that bans abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with doctors who challenged the law, ruli […]
A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man who authorities say played a key role in funneling others from Minnesota to the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia. Prosecutors said during his 2012 trial that the former mosque janitor used young Somali men as "cannon fodder" and helped feed them into a pipeline of violence in their ho […]
The tally isn't completed, but both sides are saying Ireland's voters have approved same-sex marriage. It will be the first country to do so by popular vote and comes over the opposition of the influential Catholic Church.
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