The New York Times
Updated: 5 hours 37 min ago
A short documentary follows the lawyer Steven Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.
The United States will deliver to Egypt 10 Apache helicopters that were held up last year after President Mohamed Morsi was deposed.
The government was ordered to turn over notes on the detention of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who is accused of orchestrating the deadly bombing of the destroyer Cole in Yemen.
Television broadcasters are challenging Aereo, an Internet start-up that uses arrays of small antennas to stream over-the-air signals to subscribers.
Curt Clawson, the former chief executive of an aluminum wheel company, won the Republican primary in a special election for a congressman who resigned.
Senator Rand Paul spoke of the importance of giving parents more flexibility to decide where their tax dollars go, and labeled those who stand in the way of greater choice “dead-enders.”
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have allowed concealed-carry permit holders to take their guns into government buildings.
A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
The State Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer’s expansion of Medicaid insurance for the poor.
A football coach whose house was the scene of an under-age drinking party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players in 2012 pleaded no contest to two charges on Tuesday.
Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll failed to report thousands of dollars she earned from a veterans’ charity that was accused of running an illegal gambling operation, documents show.
Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, despite objections from opponents who say it will force more women to have surgical abortions.
The death of President Obama’s aunt has highlighted his complicated ties to his father’s side of the family. “He leads his life, and I lead my life,” said Malik Obama, a half brother.
The federal judge handling Detroit’s bankruptcy case has hired a Boston-based adviser to assess the city’s recovery plan.
A panel of judges that found an American couple guilty in the death of their adopted daughter convicted them on the charge of jeopardizing the child, and not the original charge of murder.
Two former students of a private school outside of Philadelphia took on an ambitious venture to control the marijuana trade at high schools in the wealthy corridor of towns known as the Main Line.
Many people in the affirmative action debate envision admissions criteria moving away from race and toward factors such as income.
Fear and pain remain raw in a community that lost 41 people in a devastating landslide one month ago, and many wonder what could have been done differently.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.
A preliminary report on a deadly fire and blast in West, Tex., by the Chemical Safety Board notes that there are no regulations for the storage of ammonium nitrate.