Same-sex newlyweds sue Utah after series of rulings
DENVER — The legal saga in Utah over same-sex marriage grew even more complicated Tuesday, as four couples who had married during the brief window that Utah permitted such weddings sued the state over its recent decision not to recognize their marriages or provide any new state benefits to same-sex newlyweds.
More rain expected in as Colorado as rescuers wait for fog to clear out
DENVER — As rain continued to fall Monday along Colorado’s Front Range, officials waited for a clearing in the weather so National Guard helicopters grounded by rain and fog could resume searching for hundreds of people who remain cut off by floodwaters.
US says it won’t sue to undo state marijuana laws
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Thursday that it would not sue to block laws legalizing marijuana in 20 states and the District of Columbia, a move that proponents hailed as an important step toward ending the prohibition of the drug.
Some states push measures to repel new US gun laws
DENVER — A tide of anger at Washington’s gun-control efforts is sweeping through statehouses from South Carolina to North Dakota, taking the form of laws that would let states ignore — or at least resist — any new national gun restrictions.
At least 20 police officers killed in western Iraq
Yasser Ghazi contributed reporting from Baghdad, and Iraqi employees of The New York Times from Anbar province.
Three American hikers who were arrested in Iran this summer after straying across its border with Iraq have been accused of spying, an Iranian state news agency reported Monday.
S&P 500 Erases 2009 Losses As Stocks Jump
For many investors, breaking even never felt so good.
Credit Markets AreShowing Signs of Life
It is hard to miss the news: The stock market has been on a bit of a roll lately. But with far less fanfare, the credit markets, where the financial crisis began, are also showing signs of a spring awakening.
Investors See Glimmer of Hope, Send Shares Higher
A few clues that the U.S. economy’s downward spiral might be slowing galvanized Wall Street on Thursday and sent the stock market soaring for the second time this week.
Fear Slams Shares, as Blue Chips Trade for Pocket Change
The banking giant Citigroup once commanded a stock price of $55. But at one point on Thursday, as markets hurtled to their lowest close in 12 years, the shares were worth less than an item at the Dollar Store.
Optimism in Washington, Pessimism on Wall Street
President Barack Obama took office Tuesday urging Americans to choose hope over fear, but on Wall Street, fear was making a comeback.
Investor Fears Spark Another Rout for Markets
As a new bout of fear gripped the financial markets on Thursday, stocks fell sharply again, culminating a monthslong plunge that has wiped out the gains of the last decade.