U.S. Senator Rand Paul opposes a national law banning same-sex marriage and federal penalties for drug offenders. He’s said there could be “thousands of exceptions” to any abortion ban. And the Kentucky Republican questions the costs of federal farm subsidies.
A group of 29 U.S. colleges including Penn State University and Duke University called for private investment to help fund a new generation of high-speed Internet in communities surrounding their schools.
Attorney David Nevin spent 19 1/2 years fighting to save the life of Richard Leavitt, who was convicted of mutilating and murdering a woman in Blackfoot, Idaho. On June 11, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final plea from Nevin and another lawyer, clearing the way for Leavitt’s execution the next day. Nevin, at last, gave up.
Apple Inc.’s best defense against accusations it conspired to fix e-book prices may turn on its absence from meetings in Manhattan restaurants where publishing executives allegedly worked out the scheme.
In the four years since Lindsay Pettingill moved near Howard University in Washington, D.C., she has seen the growing mark of young newcomers like herself: The booming farmers’ market, the Macintosh laptops at the café, even the occasional Red Sox cap when the team comes to town.
Five states are considering whether they will sue to challenge Express Scripts Inc.’s bid for Medco Health Solutions Inc. if federal antitrust regulators approve the deal, two people familiar with the matter said.