Ireland may become the first country to support gay marriage by a popular vote when it holds a referendum on Friday. The proposed constitutional amendment would allow marriages "by two persons without distinction as to their sex"
Six officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday, the latest milestone in a case that brought riots to the city and reignited the national debate over police force
A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested on Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed in their mansion that was later set on fire
Reality-television star Josh Duggar, the eldest son in TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, resigned from Christian lobbying group the Family Research Council on Thursday in the wake of serious child-molestation allegations
A group of black women staged a topless protest in downtown San Francisco on Thursday against the killing of black women and girls by police. Protesters held signs with the hashtag #SayHerName and posters with the names and pictures of those who have died
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that exposure to fine-particulate air pollution from pregnancy up and through the first two years of childhood may be linked with developing autism spectrum disorder
A South Korean court has suspended the prison term for the Korean Air chairman's daughter whose onboard "nut rage" delayed a flight last year. The court sentenced Cho Hyun-ah to 10 months in prison that will be suspended for two years
A federal judge has ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage
A Democratic Senator used a popular Internet symbol on Thursday to describe what he says is the Republican plan should the Supreme Court strike down the Affordable Care Act. "The Republicans plan," he said, "is essentially a shrug of the shoulders"
In the wake of a shootout between motorcycle clubs and cops in Waco, Texas, that left nine dead, experts say the melee traces its roots to a generational shift in the makeup of the clubs, with a new wave of members putting pressure on the old guard
The proposal by the Senate intelligence committee's chairman came as the White House and House leaders from both parties urged the Senate to take up a House-passed bill that would end NSA bulk collection after six months while preserving other powers set to expire
It could be weeks before the beach near Santa Barbara is cleaned up, scientists say as officials work to clean up some 105,000 gallons of crude oil that are thought to have leaked this week, and years before the damage to the water and wildlife is realized