“No union is more profound than marriage,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states.
Department store Macy's Inc. said on July 1 that it would end its business relationship with Donald Trump, becoming the latest company to sever ties with the real estate developer and TV personality after his comments insulting Latinos.
Macy's said it would phase-out Trump's menswear collection, which includes shirts, ties, cufflinks and suits and have been sold by the department store since 2004.
A U.S. foundation will ship nearly $900,000 in supplies to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway’s books, letters and photos — the first major export of construction materials to Cuba since President Barack Obama loosened the trade embargo on the island.
More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament yesterday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites.
The slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that Congress will curb guns right where they’ve been for years — remote.
And, as if to illustrate that, Gov. Scott Walker signed GOP legislation weakening the state’s gun laws on June 24.
President Barack Obama on June 30 said the Department of Labor will propose extending overtime pay to nearly 5 million workers.
The White House, in a fact sheet released on June 30, said the proposal would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 next year.
The Supreme Court on June 25 rejected a conservative effort to sever a major lifeline in the Affordable Care Act — the tax subsidies that help millions of Americans buy health care insurance on the federal exchange.
“The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” President Barack Obama said in a White House news conference after learning of the court’s 6-3 decision.
A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state's constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on June 30.
Oklahoma's highest court said the Ten Commandments chiseled into the 6-foot-tall granite monument, which was privately funded by a Republican legislator, are "obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths."
Rancor over America's use of capital punishment erupted at the U.S Supreme Court on June 29, the final day of its annual session, as four justices read dueling opinions aloud and two suggested the outright abolition of the death penalty.
Justice Stephen Breyer, speaking for himself and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, said the safeguards that accompanied the 1976 high-court reinstatement of the death penalty have failed. Breyer said more than 100 death row convicts had been exonerated in recent decades and some innocent people had been wrongly put to death.