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In divided Supreme Court weighing gay marriage, Kennedy sends mixed aignals

Apr 29, 2015

In divided Supreme Court weighing gay marriage, Kennedy sends mixed aignals

A pivotal justice sent mixed signals as the U.S. Supreme Court divided along ideological lines during arguments in a historic case that could legalize gay weddings nationwide. Justice Anthony Kennedy said same-sex couples were seeking the same “dignity” and “ennoblement” as heterosexual couples. Yet ...

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Apr 29, 2015

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The incident, which ...

With Akie Abe, Michelle Obama pitches student foreign exchanges

Apr 29, 2015

With Akie Abe, Michelle Obama pitches student foreign exchanges

Michelle Obama said Tuesday that all students in the U.S. should have the opportunity to interact with children from other countries so they can learn about each other and realize what they have in common, instead of focusing on their differences. The U.S. first ...

U.S. plan for Syria rebels already mired in doubt

| Apr 28, 2015

U.S. plan for Syria rebels already mired in doubt

Hundreds of Syrian rebels will soon start U.S. training to battle the Islamic State group without knowing whether or how Washington would come to their aid on the battlefield. The U.S. plan to train and arm a force that is expected to eventually total ...

Apr 28, 2015

Babies from Nepal born to surrogates arrive in Israel

Israel began repatriating its nationals from quake-hit Nepal Monday, including two groups of babies born to surrogate mothers in Kathmandu whose fathers are homosexual Israelis, officials said. Three of the newborns arrived on a military plane in the morning, and five others landed at ...