Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

Feb 19, 2017

Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

Using the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69. A look at the case, known as Roe v. Wade, the central ...

What exactly does a U.S. national security adviser do?

Feb 15, 2017

What exactly does a U.S. national security adviser do?

The national security adviser is the president’s policy whisperer and confidant on military matters, diplomacy, intelligence, terrorism — even the odd hurricane. The adviser usually enjoys unmatched trust with the chief executive and lots of behind-the-scenes clout. A manmade hurricane consumed the latest one. ...

Feb 14, 2017

Philippines' Imelda Marcos loses bid to reclaim jewels

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has lost a long fight to reclaim jewels confiscated when her dictator husband was ousted, with the Supreme Court ruling she acquired them illegally. The items worth $150,000 are now the property of the state, the court ruled, ...