Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 11:10pm
Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an Associated Press analysis found.
Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 9:20pm
California is again testing how much democracy is too much, with voters facing up to 18 ballot questions in November that could end the death penalty, cut into the cost of prescription drugs and free marijuana smokers to legally light up in the nation's most populous state.
Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 9:20pm
An 80-year-old man who has been riding around the country on horseback, saying he was trying to call attention to starving children, was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges after investigators concluded his horses were malnourished.
Will Weissert, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 8:31pm
Abortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down — a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state.
An attorney said he's "not at all concerned" that a federal judge didn't hand down rulings by the close of business Thursday in two challenges to a Mississippi law dealing with religious objections to gay marriage.