Texas abortion fight: Governor Rick Perry has called a second special session, this one lasting up to 30 days, to take up the abortion bill that Democratic lawmakers, led by filibustering state Senator Wendy Davis, ran out the clock on last week.
New York Knicks, facing increased fan and media scrutiny with the Brooklyn Nets' recent moves, are trying to land a former NBA top draft pick. The New York Knicks are discussing a possible trade with Toronto.
Since filibustering agains Texas' restrictive abortion bill, state Senator Wendy Davis has been in the national spotlight. Davis defeated a Republican opponent by building a coalition of low-income and minority voters. Some say the tactic could give Democrats an advantage in Texas.
While billions of dollars of oil money is flowing freely to North Dakota, investment in new real estate has not followed. With demand far outpacing supply, rents and land prices are sky-high, and residents have few retail options.
Aaron Hernandez: On Thursday and Friday police in Connecticut and Florida arrested two men they say are connected with the murder of Odin Lloyd. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with Lloyd's murder.
Student loans: Interest rates on new subsidized Stafford loans are set to go from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on Monday. Some are calling for an extension of the current student loan interest rates for another year.
Temperatures in California, Nevada, and Arizona are forecast to hit 115, 120, and even 130 this weekend as a punishing heat wave hits the West. It's possible the record for the hottest temperature recorded on Earth may be broken this weekend.
Susan Rice, outgoing ambassador to the U.N., and President Barack Obama's next national security adviser, said Edward Snowden's leaks have done nothing to harm the Obama administration, and that the US will get through this period.
From California to New York and Florida, the gay community cheered the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on Wednesday. Some looked forward to the benefits of having their same-sex marriages recognized federally, while others anticipated further obstacles.