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The late Supreme Court justice deeply influenced a generation of conservative legal thinkers and was a lightning rod for criticism from the left almost from the moment President Reagan put him on the court in 1986.
In a world of California rolls and Big Mac sushi, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.
In California, paid leave has been available to working parents since 2004. Seventeen percent of California men took leave the first year it was offered; 26 percent did five years later.
"Irresponsible," "senseless," "deplorable," "destabilizing," "totally unacceptable": Nations from the U.S. to Russia have denounced the launch, which violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.
The launch follows North Korea's widely disputed claim last month to have tested a hydrogen bomb.
Pyongyang says it will be launching an "observation satellite," but many nations view the launch as a concealed long-range missile test. The launch had previously been scheduled between Feb. 8 and 25.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) says now that females will be allowed in all military combat jobs, young women should have to register for the draft too.
Federal officials are expecting a crush of renewal applications nearly a decade after tighter passport rules kicked in.
A car bomb and two suicide bombs struck near a shrine revered by Shiite Muslims on Sunday.
A guided missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island on Saturday. It was a challenge to maritime restrictions by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, which all lay claim to the island.
The 56-foot boat, packed with more than 100 migrants, sank shortly after departing Turkey. It was heading for the island of Lesbos, just a few miles away.
A federal judge ordered the leader of the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation, Ammon Bundy, and his brother held without bail. Despite Ammon Bundy's advice, four militants continue the occupation.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has received a warm welcome in Europe amid a series of business deals worth billions of dollars with the likes of Peugeot. A megadeal with Airbus is in the works.
"People were just grabbing their things ... and just fleeing, driving in their cars and zooming out," one of the militants still inside the refuge says of the impact of leader Ammon Bundy's arrest.
The story of drug gangs in the Americas is one that stretches from the favelas of Brazil to the remote mountains of Mexico to U.S. towns and cities.
Even though it's helped out with the drought, the powerful storms of recent weeks have had a devastating effect on California's coast.