May 1, 2013 Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery is known for injecting humor into his opinions. He's also been at the center of controversy. This time, he's been a bit risque in his ruling that exotic dancers in San Antonio, Texas, must obey an ordinance that requires them to wear bikini tops.
May 1, 2013 A Justice Department study says some inmates who were approved for the early release program died before Washington bureaucrats signed off on it.
May 1, 2013 A new poll shows a large majority of Americans believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be executed if he's convicted for the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 250. There are reports that the possibility of avoiding the death penalty has been raised if he cooperates with investigators.
May 1, 2013 As victims of the Boston Marathon bombings leave the hospital or prepare to, their stories are beginning to pour out. Celeste Corcoran and her daughter, Sydney, both suffered grievous leg injuries. Their accounts give a fuller toll of the attack and the challenges that lie ahead.
May 1, 2013 Studies show that when participation in a retirement plan is automatic, more people save. President Obama has proposed automatic IRAs for some employees, a version of which was adopted in California. But business groups argue that requiring employers to implement them is not the right way to go.
May 1, 2013 Dr. Gregory McGriff, a black doctor in a largely white community, says gaining his patients' trust requires him to spend more time and "communicate a little bit more" than his white colleagues. He says that disparity, while seeming unfair, has helped to make him a better doctor.
April 30, 2013 Wrigley's new caffeinated gum has raised eyebrows at the FDA, which is worried about the potential health impacts on children and teens.
April 30, 2013 People generally don't associate trees with New York City, and if they do, they tend to think only of Central and Prospect parks. But the city is filled with old, beloved trees, some dating back more than 200 years, many of them located in the unsung outer boroughs.
April 30, 2013 Many farmers are cheering government proposals to give thousands of seasonal farmworkers a path to legal status. But even if the bill passes, it won't solve the long-term trend of fewer migrants coming north to work on U.S. farms. Farmers will instead have to learn how to do more with less immigrant labor.