In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has affirmed a controversial prison release order that mandates California reduce its prison population by thousands. California's prisons have long been plagued with severe overcrowding, which has resulted in inadequate health care.
As we reported Friday, the military operation in Libya reached a crucial deadline: According to the War Powers Resolution of 1973, after 60 days, President Barack Obama's administration needed to either get Congressional approval for the mission or stop all involvement within 30 days.
America is aging — a fact that advocates are pushing Congress to consider as it takes up a new transportation bill. Their goal is more safety for older Americans, on both roads and sidewalks.
Pedestrians and cyclists are already far more likely to be hit by cars in the United States than those in some European cities. Add to that the coming tide of older Americans who use walking canes and wheelchairs, and some warn that a road safety crisis looms.
Even a few minutes' warning don't help much when a tornado as ferocious as the one that roared through Joplin, Missouri, late Sunday afternoon, strikes. At least 116 people were killed, according to a count released late Monday.