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 ahead of court decision on Obamacare

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

Wall St. opens lower after ADP; services data on tap 9:43am EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were lower on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P retreating further from recent records, after a softer-than-expected report on the labor market and ahead of data on the services sector.

Miners arrive to help with the rescue effort in Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Dozens feared dead after blast in east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine - Dozens of miners were trapped underground and feared dead after a blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk.  Full Article 

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

Probe finds racial bias in Ferguson police

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has concluded that the Ferguson, Missouri, police department routinely engages in racially biased practices.  Full Article 

Delegates walk past a mime artist dressed as a silver miner at the Mexico booth during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) trade show in Toronto in this March 6, 2011 file photo.  REUTERS/Mike Cassese/Files

No prime rib at this year's mining conference

TORONTO - When the rowdy annual miners conference in Toronto replaces the oyster bars, high-end liquor and elegant hotel suites with more frugal attractions, the downturn in the mining sector is apparent.   Video | Full Article 

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 

Ukraine PM: Pro-Russian "bastards" hampering mine rescue

Dozens of miners have been killed in a mine explosion in the Ukrainian rebel-held city of Donetsk. Ukraine Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk says Moscow-backed rebel "bastards" have prevented rescuers from reaching the scene. Gavino Garay reports.