Laura Hayes (with microphone), of Fort Wayne, Indiana tells fellow protestors how the Affordable Care Act helped her with health costs, during a protest in front of the Supreme Court in Washington March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Supreme Court split on Obamacare challenge

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appeared divided on ideological lines as it heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.  Full Article | Video 

Wall Street lower for second day; healthcare is sole gainer 12:38pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were lower on Wednesday, with indexes on track for a second straight day of declines after a recent rally, with healthcare stocks the only bright spot after a U.S. Supreme Court hearing.

Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd R) for a new round of nuclear negotiations in Montreux March 2, 2015. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool

Kerry criticizes Israel's approach to nuclear deal

MONTREUX, Switzerland - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, Secretary of State John Kerry said as he wrapped up three days of talks.  Full Article 

A miner walks out of the Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Ten miners dead after pit blast in east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine - Ten miners were confirmed killed and rescuers held out little hope for another 23 who were still missing after a blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held city near the battle front in eastern Ukraine.  Full Article 

Shi'ite cleric Ahmed al-Rubaei (C) speaks with Iraqi soldiers and Shiite fighters in Udhaim dam, north of Baghdad March 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iran-backed force advances on Tikrit

UDHAIM DAM, Iraq - Iraq's largest Shi'ite militia, the Badr Organisation, is the main element of a force now advancing on Tikrit's eastern flank against the Sunni Muslim Islamic State militants who now dominate most of northern Iraq.  Full Article 

A female protester raises her hands while blocking police cars in Ferguson, Missouri, November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Probe finds racially biased policing in Ferguson

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers and civil rights lawyers called for sweeping reforms in Ferguson, Missouri, after a federal investigation found broad racial bias in the city's police force and municipal court system.  Video | Full Article 

Neon McDonald's Golden Arches are seen at the Times Square location in New York in this January 29, 2015, file photo.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

McDonald's to phase out some antibiotics

McDonald's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to force chicken producers to change practices in the fight against dangerous "superbugs."  Full Article