President Barack Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.
But the poll released Tuesday also finds that 52 percent of Californians believe the country is on the wrong track and just 34 percent say it’s on the right track. In November 2011, seven in 10 Californians said the country was on the wrong track.
George Clooney’s future job could be his toughest role yet. The Hollywood actor is launching his political career and running for governor of California, according to friends close to the star.
President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.
Up to 5 million Americans struggling to make their monthly student loan payments could find relief under a program President Barack Obama expanded Monday, part of an election-year push by Democrats to paint Republicans as blocking common-sense steps that could help the middle class.
President Barack Obama says he will seek to bring the U.S. force in Afghanistan down to 9,800 as the American combat mission ends later this year. He then intends to withdraw most those forces by the end of 2016.
On a surprise visit to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to bring America’s longest war to a “responsible end” by the close of the year.
President Barack Obama announced pledges by more than 300 companies and state and local governments to use solar technology during remarks at a Walmart in Mountain View.
President Barack Obama has arrived in the Bay Area for a roughly 19-hour visit, including fundraisers and an appearance at a Mountain View Walmart, where he will give a speech on energy efficiency.