U.S. justices: Can't make employers cover contraceptives

Jul 1, 2014

U.S. justices: Can't make employers cover contraceptives

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ...

Mar 24, 2014

Father haunted by memories of son who perished

Ryo Shibuya, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the town of Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, lost his 2-year-old son Ayumu in the 2011 tsunami. The boy was one of three children from a public nursery school who died when the car they were ...

Mar 20, 2014

Death penalty upheld for woman

The Matsue branch of the Hiroshima High Court upheld on Thursday capital punishment for a woman convicted of killing two men in 2009, based mainly on circumstantial evidence. Presiding Judge Ihei Tsukamoto concurred with the lower court’s ruling in 2012 that questioned the authenticity ...