LOS ANGELES: They were killed in Wisconsin, Ohio and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Walmart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.
NAPA, Calif.: Napa Valley’s seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y.: President Barack Obama set aside the pressures of the world’s trouble spots on Saturday to assume the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the Obama family’s longtime chef and friend.
WASHINGTON: The federal deficit continues to decline thanks to budget cuts, slower growth in Medicare costs and increased tax revenue, but the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook remains troubled, according to a recent report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
COLUMBUS: Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse.
AUSTIN, TEXAS: A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the United States.