A small group of demonstrators stand outside of the Hilton Hotel and Suites prior to former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, president of the The Heritage Foundation, speaking at a "Defund Obamacare Tour" rally in Indianapolis August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Nate Chute

Scramble to prepare for an Obamacare fail

NEW YORK - As the Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of patients and their doctors are already devising backup plans.  Full Article 

Day after Netanyahu warning, U.S. and Iran make 'some progress' on nuclear talks 8:22am EST

MONTREUX, Switzerland - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks over Iran's nuclear programme on Wednesday, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal being negotiated was a serious mistake.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) returns to his office after a visit to the House floor for procedural votes for legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, at the Capitol in Washington, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

House passes security funding bill

WASHINGTON - A chaotic three-month-long fight in Congress over funding the domestic security agency ended, but not before it highlighted House Speaker John Boehner's inability to halt the Republican Party's further descent into disorder.  Full Article 

Greg and Roger prepare to marry each other in a park outside Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Alabama court halts gay marriage licenses

The Alabama Supreme Court ordered judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in apparent defiance of the Supreme Court.   Full Article 

Miners arrive to help with the rescue effort in Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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More than 30 killed in coal mine blast in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine - A blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people, a local official said, with dozens more miners unaccounted for.  Full Article 

Members of al Qaeda's Nusra Front drive in a convoy as they tour villages, which they said they have seized control of from Syrian rebel factions, in the southern countryside of Idlib, December 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Syria's Nusra Front may forge new entity

BEIRUT - Leaders of Syria's militia group Nusra Front are considering cutting their links with al Qaeda to form a new entity backed by some Gulf states trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad.  Full Article