Mississippi sets 20-week limit on abortions
(Reuters) - Mississippi will ban abortions after more than 20 weeks of pregnancy from July, joining other conservative U.S. states that have placed restrictions on the procedure.<img width='1'
U.S. Army opens hearing for soldier accused of murders in Iraq
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - The U.S. Army convened a pre-trial evidentiary hearing on Wednesday for a soldier accused of shooting dead two deaf, unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007.<img
Californians overwhelmingly approve new education standards: poll
SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Most Californians support dramatic changes set to take hold in public education, including funneling more money to schools with disadvantaged students and implementing rigorous
U.S. mother, officials settle suit over airport breast milk
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nursing Southern California mother stopped from taking breast milk through airport security has reached a $75,000 settlement with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, her
Oregon same-sex couples fight gay marriage ban with state on their side
EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Lawyers for four same-sex couples challenging Oregon's prohibition on gay marriage appeared before a federal judge on Wednesday to argue their case, even as
Student leaders propose rewrite of fight song 'Utah Man'
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Student leaders at the University of Utah, the flagship public campus in the conservative state, are pressing to change the school's century-old fight
Oklahoma high court clears way for two inmates' executions
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court lifted a stay of execution on Wednesday for two murderers, put in place due to concerns over secrecy surrounding lethal