June 24, 2013 The court's term is set to end this week. But the justices still haven't issued rulings on cases involving same-sex marriage and voting rights.
June 24, 2013 Also: Opening statements due in trial of George Zimmerman for death of Trayvon Martin; NSA leader Edward Snowden thought to still be in Russia; another large wildfire continues to spread in Colorado.
June 24, 2013 Also: Lemony Snicket on storytelling; the best books coming out this week.
June 24, 2013 It was widely reported that he would fly from Moscow to Havana on Monday. But he apparently did not board that flight. Just where Snowden is headed isn't known for sure, but it's thought that his final destination will be Ecuador.
June 24, 2013 The former South African president, an icon of the anti-apartheid movement, remains in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. He is being treated for a recurring respiratory infection. Mandela is 94.
June 24, 2013 The city has torn down all of its high rises and says it's close to completing its plans to transform public housing. Chicago leaders want to use public housing funds to build not just homes for poor families, but stores as well. However, some say that breaks a promise to provide affordable housing.
June 24, 2013 A technology called adaptive optics is enabling astronomers to peer into space as never before. The specialized telescopes, which have mirrors that can adjust their shapes up to 1,000 times per second, compensate for the blurring that happens when light passes through Earth's atmosphere.
June 24, 2013 Alzheimer's disease and depression have a lot in common, and people with depression face a greater risk of dementia as they age. Researchers aren't sure why and are seeking clues. They are trying to find out if treating depression will then help prevent or delay dementia.
June 24, 2013 For some, it's a symbol of America's might. For others, it's a frightening weapon of warfare. For many target-shooting hobbyists, it's "the Mr. Potato Head of firearms" — customizable to fit each individual. And it's all part of what is now a nearly billion-dollar business in military-style weapons.
June 23, 2013 The anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president has been in a Pretoria hospital since June 8 with a recurring lung infection.
June 23, 2013 How does a great orator develop his speeches? Before Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic address at the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963, he gave speeches in Detroit and Newark, N.J., that tested the ideas and language of "I Have a Dream."
June 23, 2013 The haze, caused by clear-cutting fires in neighboring Indonesia, has enveloped much of the country's south as well as the city-state of Singapore.