A protest was held in San Francisco after a local archbishop told teachers at four Catholic high schools to lead their public lives in accordance with church teachings on contraception, sex outside of marriage, and homosexuality.
A Maryland court has ruled Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular 'Serial' podcast, will be allowed to appeal his murder conviction. Syed was convicted of strangling his ex-girlfriend in 2000. The podcast reexamined the case, questioning whether he received a fair trial.
About 80 percent of cut flowers are imported, but the number of cut flower-growers in the US is rebounding. 'Slow flowers,' like 'slow food' are locally grown, have a smaller carbon footprint, and may be exposed to fewer chemicals.
Six Bosnian immigrants, including three in St. Louis, two in Illinois, and one in New York, were accused of sending money and military equipment to terrorists overseas, including Al Qaeda in Iraq, says a federal indictment.
Officials are investigating whether the Metro-North railroad's rail design, which uses an 'under-riding' configuration, caused the third rial to pry up, snap, and spear the commuter train in Tuesday's crash, which killed six.
The parents of Kayla Mueller, hopeful their daughter is still alive, addressed the leaders of the Islamic State group in a statement Friday. Jordan has dismissed claims Mueller died in a Jordanian airstrike as propaganda.
On Wednesday, the state of California filed an appeal of a judge's decision blocking the state's ban on foie gras. The restaurant industry and foie gras producers remain at odds with animal rights activist.
Ellen Brody, a jewelry store employee and a mother of three grown daughters, is the focus of investigations surrounding Tuesday's Metro-North crash in Valhalla, N.Y. Brody's vehicle was stopped on the train tracks when the train struck it, killing her and five men on board.
Pfeiffer, who has advised Obama since the 2008 presidential campaign and is one of the last of the president's close confidants from that period to be leaving his inner circle, is stepping down from his post in March, the White House said.
Tommy Thompson is scheduled for an extradition hearing Wednesday in a federal court in Florida. His former business associates want to know what happened to millions of dollars' worth of gold he recovered from a historic shipwreck.