Tuesday, September 2, 2014
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.
It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom. The path to exit bankruptcy could take less than a year and a half.
From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a US$5-billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
Science-fiction superhero flick “Guardians of the Galaxy” was on course to claim top spot at the North American box office this weekend as the worst summer blockbuster season in nearly a decade limps to a close.
Monday, September 1, 2014
With just over a month to go before the Oct. 5 vote, President Dilma Rousseff awoke to newspaper headlines Saturday announcing that Brazil's long-sputtering economy had officially entered recession for the first time in more than five years.
Fearful of losing their culture and land, ethnic Maya people in Guatemala — who have faced centuries of discrimination themselves — drove out a group of 230 ultra-Orthodox Jews, experts say.1 Comment
A group of Ecuadoran nuns opened the doors of their convent to the outside world Saturday — a first since the order arrived in the South American country 150 years ago.
A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.
After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing — and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.
The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the lone movie to even approach US$1 billion globally.