RICHMOND, Va. (December 22, 2014) — A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman, even if she refuses to look or listen.
JERUSALEM (December 22, 2014) — The Hamas controlled Gaza Strip is getting a Coca-Cola factory.
WASHINGTON (December 22, 2014) — A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's amnesty plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.
WASHINGTON (December 22, 2014) — Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months.
BALTIMORE (December 22, 2014) — Authorities say they've broken up a violent, multistate dog-fighting ring involving hundreds of dogs forced into brutal combat.
OKLAHOMA CITY (December 22, 2014) — A federal judge plans to rule whether the lethal injection formula that Oklahoma used for the first time in a botched execution last spring is constitutional.
NEW YORK (December 22, 2014) - Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car. Pastor says slain NYPC officer loved God, family
ROCKFORD, Ill. (December 22, 2014) — A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in the northern Illinois community of Rockford.
DUBLIN (December 22, 2014) - Ireland is debating its ban on abortion again as doctors keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, awaiting a judge's verdict on what do to with the living baby.
WASHINGTON (December 22, 2014) - The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.
WASHINGTON (December 22, 2014) - An attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's amnesty order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.
PHOENIX (December 22, 2014) - Many young illegal aliens who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.
(December 22, 2014) - A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
NEW YORK (December 22, 2014) - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement (where protesters shouted 'What do we want? Dead cops') that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
WASHINGTON (December 22, 2014) — The fate of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl now rests with a top U.S. general in North Carolina who will decide if the soldier should be charged with desertion after he left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban.
WASHINGTON (December 22, 2014) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.