The Supreme Court will tackle the contentious issue of same-sex marriage, agreeing to hear two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws dealing with the recognition of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed. In a one-page order on Friday, the court took on what will be one of the most important issues in its history. The decision to review the matter came just weeks after voters approved same-sex marriage in three states.
When President Barack Obama formally ended "don't ask, don't tell" in July 2011, ending a 17-year ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military, Tracey Cooper-Harris felt liberated about her future as a veteran. As a sergeant in the U.S. Army, she received more than two dozen medals and commendations during her 12 years of service, which included tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
The second Powerball ticket holder in last month's record jackpot has come forward to claim winnings worth nearly $200 million before taxes, the Arizona Lottery said Friday. The winner, who has not been identified, is in his 30s, is married and lives in Fountain Hills, northeast of Phoenix, said Karen Bach, director of budget, communications and products at the Arizona Lottery. He and his wife relocated about a year ago from Pennsylvania and had played Powerball in Arizona only twice.
Is this the end of "Gangnam Style" mania? Korean pop star PSY -- who rose to fame through his YouTube record-breaking video "Gangnam Style" -- apologized Friday for anti-American lyrics he rapped back in 2004. That performance resurfaced on CNN's iReport and then circulated widely online. It included lyrics calling for the death of American troops serving in Iraq, not long after news of the brutal slaying of a South Korean hostage in Iraq -- an incident which sparked anti-American sentiment in South Korea.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office released the autopsy report on Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, on Friday, 15 years after the rapper was shot to death.
It might remind you of the new smash-hit James Bond movie "Skyfall", in which the villains steal a device with top secret information on the identities of British agents. But in this case, sensitive data was left on a subway train.
A Supreme Court decision striking down the federal ban on gay marriage would bring dramatic changes to the financial lives of the country's 120,000 married same-sex couples.
Pilots at American Airlines overwhelming approved a labor deal with the bankrupt carrier, a move that could lead to the airline emerging from bankruptcy and possibly merging with US Airways.
The Nasdaq snapped a two-week winning streak Friday, dragged down by a nearly 9% sell-off in Apple shares. But the S&P and Dow managed to eke out a third straight week of modest gains.
Michigan is on the verge of passing a "right to work" law that experts say would be a massive symbolic blow to the nation's labor movement and could set the stage for further such legislative fights.