Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for nearly 13 consecutive hours of standing, a Democratic Texas state senator on Tuesday began a one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort that would impose stringent new abortion restrictions across the nation's second-most populous state.
Another government watchdog report has flagged inappropriate behavior at the IRS, this time claiming government credit cards were used to make questionable purchases on items ranging from wine to online pornography.
Jurors were shown a slew of evidence Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, including the 9-mm. handgun used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, as witnesses for the prosecution took the stand for a second day.
A reported sighting of an Oklahoma valedictorian who disappeared while hiking with his family in Ecuador has given his family hope that he is still alive, although they suspect he was kidnapped, his aunt says.
U.S. officials on Tuesday challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that Moscow's hands are tied when it comes to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, saying there is a "clear legal basis" to turn him over.