A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law, saying doctors or clinics can't be penalized for breaking the law, which goes into effect Monday, while a challenge is heard.
Almost a year since the last partial government shutdown began, many House Republicans say they have little desire to start another.
The Saturday Essay: American physicians are increasingly sick of their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for patients. But physicians can still save themselves—and us.
The U.S. led an international air drop of relief supplies to an Iraqi town that has been surrounded by Sunni militants. War planes also struck at Islamic State forces in conjunction with the relief mission.
California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags.
A bill banning plastic bags in California grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and other businesses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after the state legislature passed the measure.
The Manhattan District Attorney's office said it would investigate the NYPD's role in the death of a man who was high on a hallucinogenic drug and subsequently restrained in a protective body wrap by officers.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, has been cut by the St. Louis Rams.
Four years after losing a Senate race that critics said she should have easily won, Democrat Martha Coakley is trying to redeem herself by running a more spirited campaign for governor of Massachusetts.
The president is considering delaying his expected changes to immigration policy until after the elections, amid pressure from Democrats in tough Senate races.