The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was given to 16 prominent Americans, including former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Sally Ride, Gloria Steinem, and Ernie Banks, by President Barack Obama on November 20, 2013.
The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, rejecting a call from a privacy group to stop NSA from collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the United States.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) says she's sorry consumers have wasted so much time dealing with technical problems on the Obama administration's health insurance website.
Fresno County is going after the First 5 Commission. The Board of Supervisors is looking at bringing the independent agency and its $12 million a year budget under their control. The month's long battle over the Commissions plans to build a $13 million headquarters, daycare and conference center in Downtown Fresno is behind the takeover plot.
State Senator Andy Vidak's Fresno stop, on what he's calling a "Whistle Stop Tour," was the Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Bar. It's one of the businesses expected to be displaced by the California High Speed Rail project.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Thursday urged Congress to raise the government's borrowing limit before Oct. 17, warning that a Republican idea to prioritize payments with cash on hand could cause "irrevocable damage" to the U.S. economy.