Reuters The U.S. Supreme Court took up a major new abortion case on Friday, agreeing to hear a challenge by abortion providers to parts of a restrictive, Republican-backed Texas law that they contend are aimed at shutting clinics that offer the procedure. The case focuses in part on a provision that has not yet gone
Tom Boggioni In an ad promoting his appearance on Stephen Colberts Late Show, director Judd Apatow announced that hes is thinking of supporting retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson because they have a shared history of violence against friends and family. The popular director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Trainwreck admits to giving thought to voting for Carson
The Conversation Dubbed Jihadi John by the British media after video footage of his murderous exploits was seen around the world, Mohammed Emwazi became a symbol of a complex conflict a shorthand for the evil threatening the West as well as those in Syria and Iraq. On Friday the Pentagon announced that US warplanes
Free Thought Project An innocent couple was picking up their daughter Wednesday night when the father was accused of fitting the description, and then he and his wife assaulted. The subsequent video taken by the assaulted father highlights the problem of police escalation and incompetence. As the video begins, the officer has his pistol drawn, which
Bethania Palma Markus A former member of the militia group Oath Keepers is organizing an open-carry march for black gun owners, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Sam Andrews, a white gun shop owner, told the paper he wanted to hold the rally in Ferguson after being told by African-Americans the Second Amendment doesnt extend to
Agence France-Presse Sirens blaring, blood on the roads, weeping relatives: nightmare scenes played out on the streets of Paris on Friday night as at least 120 people were killed in simultaneous attacks. Pierre Montfort lives close to a Cambodian restaurant on Rue Bichat, where one of seven attacks took place in a night of bloodshed
Reuters After a week in which he hosted Saturday Night Live and stood center-stage at a Republican debate, Donald Trump is surging among Republicans likely to cast votes in the partys presidential primary. According to the five-day rolling Reuters/Ipsos presidential poll, Trump has leapt some 17 percentage points among likely Republican voters since Nov. 6,
Missouri governor appoints African-American board member at Mizzou amid protests over racial equality
Reuters Missouris Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has named a black Federal Reserve Bank executive to the Board of Curators at the University of Missouri, as students across the country protested in the name of equal rights for minorities on college campuses. On Friday Nixon said Yvonne Sparks, an assistant vice president for the Federal Reserve
Agence France-Presse President Barack Obama condemned the series of deadly attacks across Paris Friday as an attack on all of humanity and pledged to work with France to bring those responsible to justice. Whenever these kinds of attacks happen, weve always been able to count on the French people to stand with us. They have
Agence France-Presse One of the attackers at a Paris concert hall where at least 15 people were killed Friday fired into the crowd shouting Allahu akbar (God is greatest), a witness said. France has declared a state of emergency after at least 39 people have been killed in attacks across seven locations across the capital.
Arturo Garcia A terrorist attack against the Bataclan concert hall in Paris left 100 people dead before security forces shot and killed two of the reputed culprits, Agence France-Presse reported. The venue, which hosted a performance by the American band Eagles of Death Metal, was the scene of one of several attacks on Friday night.