Devon Fagel (L), a physician and cancer survivor, argues in favor of Obamacare with Phil Kerpen (R), who was part of a Tea Party Patriots demonstration against the health care law, in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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 2:46pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were lower on Wednesday, putting 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 and a cancer drug approval.

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 

Shi'ite fighters fire a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province, Iraq, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Al-Hussaini

Iran-backed force advances on Tikrit

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

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 



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Accused Boston bomber's lawyer: 'It was him'

Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber opened his trial on Wednesday with a stunning statement about their client, charged with killing three people and injuring 264: "It was him."