Federal Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth, Texas found core provisions of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in a ruling in response to a Republican-backed lawsuit. It could affect insurance for Americans.
Doug Baldwin has missed three games in the last 6 1/2 years. All have been this season. That has the longest-tenured Seahawk feeling his career mortality at age 30, and thinking about his future in Seattle for 2019 and beyond.
University of Illinois’ 58th annual Dial-a-Carol invites callers around the US and world to request a song for free, which student volunteers do their best to sing. Last year about 9,000 calls were answered.
Former first lady Michelle Obama and Santa Claus did the popular online dance "orange justice" at an event at Children’s Hospital Colorado in suburban Denver on Dec. 13. Mrs. Obama also read “The Night Before Christmas" and answered questions.
Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo, carrying SpaceShipTwo, took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California on December 13. The flight was the first time that SpaceShipTwo reached space at 50 miles up.
Luxury clothing brand Prada says it will pull “the characters in question” from its Pradamalia line of “fantasy charm” figurines after complaints that some of the monkey-like figures were “blackface imagery.”
Despite the Seahawks listing Doug Baldwin, Bradley McDougald and Jarran Reed questionable to play they will start Sunday at San Francisco. Rashaad Penny will not play. The rookie running back has a sore knee and will stay home to get treatment.
President Donald Trump names Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting White House Chief of Staff. He would replace John Kelly, who’s leaving the position at the end of 2018.
Reforms to prison systems in Texas, Georgia and Kentucky have saved the states big money on incarceration, but a new report from the Congressional Budget Office says newly released federal prisoners could be eligible for a host of expensive government programs.
Jevonna Williams, a Marine in Quantico, Virginia, pulled off a heartwarming secret mission to surprise boyfriend Jamil Brown with a viral photobomb at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
At a Michigan funeral for a teen who committed suicide, a priest wondered whether the teen would get into heaven and “basically called our son a sinner,” Maison Hullibarger’s family said, calling for the priest’s removal.