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Gay marriage ban backers look to US Supreme Court

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a landmark appellate court ruling that struck down the law as unconstitutional.

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SpaceX capsule back on solid ground after flight

Posted: 06/05/2012 - A SpaceX spokeswoman says the Dragon is now headed to the company's rocket factory in McGregor, Texas, for unloading. Space station astronauts filled the capsule with 1,400 pounds of old equipment.

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Zimmerman delays filing for new bond hearing

Posted: 06/05/2012 - An attorney for the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin is delaying his request for a new bond hearing.

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US service companies expanded in May

Posted: 06/05/2012 - U.S. service companies, which employ roughly 90 percent of the work force, expanded at a slightly faster pace in May, marking the 29th straight month of expansion.

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Trial looms in Fla. burning attack on teen

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Police video and audio recordings made by the seven boys involved and several other witnesses give an account of a chance discovery and a split-second decision that almost killed Brewer.

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Obama, Senate Dems court women with fair pay bill

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Democrats say women now earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man and that the bill would require companies to show that differences in wages are not based on gender.

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Clemens loses bid to have Issa testify in trial

Posted: 06/05/2012 - U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton almost made it sound like he was doing Roger Clemens' lawyers a favor when he ruled that they can't call Rep. Darrell Issa as a witness.

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APNewsBreak: Grapevine quarantine partially lifted

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The European grapevine moth managed to destroy an entire Napa County vineyard's crop at peak harvest time before anyone recognized the new invader in September 2009.

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NTSB to decide cause of deadly NY tour bus crash

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The results of an investigation into a deadly tour bus crash in New York last year that killed 15 passengers and helped prompt a crackdown on rogue bus operators by federal regulators are about to be released.

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Obama administration sets housing agency pay caps

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The action comes as the administration revealed that the top official at the Atlanta housing agency received a compensation package of $644,214, the highest in the country.

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Trial looms in Fla. burning attack on teen

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The day he was set on fire, Michael Brewer didn't attend classes at his middle school because he was afraid he might get beaten up by some other boys.

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China tells US to stop reporting Beijing's bad air

Updated: 06/05/2012 - China told foreign embassies Tuesday to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular U.S. Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in Beijing.

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Sandusky child sex abuse trial set to begin in Pa.

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Despite his repeated efforts to delay it, Jerry Sandusky's child molestation trial was set to begin with the start of jury selection, as prosecutors and his defense lawyers chose 12 people from the area around Penn State to decide his guilt or innocence.

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Get a filter and look up: That dot is Venus WATCH LIVE

Updated: 06/05/2012 - Stargazers around the world are setting up special telescopes and passing out cardboard eclipse glasses to view the once-in-a-lifetime celestial cameo of Venus passing in front of the sun.

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Wisconsin holds recall more than a year in making

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Both sides of the recall election targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are prepared for a razor-thin margin Tuesday as the Republican tries to become the first U.S. governor to successfully fend off a recall effort.

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Officials: CIA drone targets al-Qaida's No. 2

Posted: 06/05/2012 - A CIA drone strike Monday targeted al-Qaida's second in command, Abu Yahia al-Libi, in Pakistan, but it was unclear whether he was among those hit, U.S. officials said.

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Schools turn their noses up at 'pink slime'

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year.

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Poll: Political independents outweigh partisans

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The survey also shows that those who do align themselves with a party are more ideological and have become more polarized than at any point in the last 25 years.

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Obama urges Senate passage of equal pay bill

Posted: 06/04/2012 - President Barack Obama is calling on the Senate to pass legislation that aims to assist women to earn the same pay as men. The bill is not expected to win the support it needs to advance.

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Attorney: George Zimmerman was confused, fearful

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The former neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin was confused and fearful when he and his wife misled court officials about their finances during an April bond hearing

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Wisconsin recall battle finally goes to voters

Posted: 06/04/2012 - On Tuesday, the only voices that matter will be those of Wisconsin voters deciding whether to keep Walker or fire him and hand his job to the Milwaukee mayor.

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Kids could someday get on Facebook, without lying

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The Wall Street Journal reported on the development in Monday's editions. It could be a long way off, or never get implemented, as happens with many features that Facebook tests.

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