President Barack Obama's government has dropped its opposition to a court decision that allows the Plan B emergency contraceptive to be bought over-the-counter by women of any age. Proponents had argued the pill was safe and a useful safety net against unwanted pregnancy.
It's been more than a year since the controversial death of Trayvon Martin, shot at night after an altercation with community watchman George Zimmerman. The case, which captured public attention for months, began jury selection on Monday.
The man who leaked the NSA's data tracking practices is 29-year-old government contractor named Edward Snowden. He is now hiding out in Hong Kong, an independent city within China who's residents have previously fled to the United States for similar security.
The United States loves its paper money. Dollar coins get introduced and re-introduced but they still remain the domain, largely, of vending machines. But a new bill in Congress seeks to change that, by phasing out the paper dollar bills. And supporters say it would bring a financial boon for the government.
The NSA is tracking phone and Internet data on American citizens and has been for years. It's estimated that one in seven NSA investigations utilize information from top PRISM, their top-secret Internet data tracking program. What does the government want with these massive stores of data?
Racist. Costly. A failure. That is what some are calling the "War on Marijuana" in the United States. With a $3.6 billion price tag, enforcement is costly but, with black people being arrested at four times the rate of whites, is it racist?
Big cafeterias are rarely seen as bastions of culinary and environmental innovation. But with on-site eating taking on a bigger role at companies like Google and on college-campuses, these industrial kitchens are increasingly driving developments in what's for lunch -- and how its prepared.
The NSA has been publicly accused of tracking data on Americans. The agency requested -- and was granted -- a court order requiring a unit of Verizon to turn over all of its records on a daily basis. Plus, the NSA and the FBI are accused of operating a top-secret program to track user data from the servers of nine leading Internet companies.
Philadelphians are wondering how a building in its central city collapsed while being demolished, taking another building down with it and killing six people in the process. City leaders are promising an investigation to get to the bottom of the matter.
When Senator John Kerry was named U.S. secretary of state, it opened a vacancy in the Senate. Now, with a special election approaching, campaigning is ramping up. The Republicans, seeing how vulnerable they were among Latinos last November, have chosen a candidate who could be straight out of central casting.