Mar 22, 2013 02:47 EDT
It's hard enough for same-sex couples to marry in the United States, but divorce is a headache as well, and one that supporters of gay marriage hope the US Supreme Court can resolve.
Mar 19, 2013 09:53 EDT
Hailing the waters of Antarctica as a living laboratory, the United States has joined Australia and New Zealand in appealing for the creation of marine sanctuaries in the most remote and pristine part of the world.
Mar 17, 2013 23:18 EDT
Architecture's highest honor has gone to Toyo Ito, a Japanese who has designed many innovative homes and public buildings in his country.
Mar 15, 2013 17:06 EDT
In his first major speech since his US presidential defeat, Mitt Romney urged fellow Republicans Friday to buck up and set course for the White House, as he sought to uplift conservatives.
Mar 12, 2013 16:31 EDT
Lawmakers in Colorado on Tuesday approved a bill to allow same-sex civil unions, the latest US state to back legalized gay marriages or partnerships.
Mar 09, 2013 09:22 EST
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro took over as acting president in a ceremony rejected by the opposition after a tearful farewell to Hugo Chavez during a rousing state funeral for the firebrand leftist.
Mar 08, 2013 21:42 EST
Venezuela gave late leader Hugo Chavez a lavish farewell that brought some of the world's most notorious strongmen to tears before his chosen successor took office in a disputed move.
Mar 08, 2013 18:46 EST
Venezuela gave Hugo Chavez a lavish farewell at a state funeral Friday that brought some of the world's most notorious strongmen to tears, with music, prayers and a fiery speech by his successor.
Mar 08, 2013 16:00 EST
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, regarded as a long shot to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, is credited with helping rebuild the Archdiocese of Boston after the devastating 2002 child sex abuse scandal.
Mar 07, 2013 15:02 EST
The US charge d'affaires and two US politicians will make up America's delegation to the funeral of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, a top official said Thursday.
Mar 04, 2013 11:56 EST
US President Barack Obama on Monday added three new names to his second term cabinet, deciding on a budget chief, energy secretary and head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Mar 03, 2013 12:52 EST
Defeated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said it "kills" him to be just another spectator rather than US president as political gridlock paralyzes Washington.
Mar 02, 2013 19:04 EST
In his first interview since losing his 2012 White House bid, Mitt Romney likened his experience as a presidential candidate to an unpredictable and bumpy roller coaster ride.
Mar 01, 2013 15:08 EST
An unlikely coalition grouping the Obama administration, major corporations, Republican lawmakers and Clint Eastwood has found common cause in urging the US Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage.
Mar 01, 2013 11:34 EST
Mitt Romney, the Republican who lost last year's White House race to President Barack Obama, has accused him of a failed strategy to avert the massive spending cuts set to hit on Friday.
Mar 01, 2013 00:34 EST
US President Barack Obama's administration threw its weight behind gay marriage on Thursday, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on same-sex unions.
Feb 28, 2013 20:46 EST
US President Barack Obama's administration threw its weight behind gay marriage, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on same-sex unions.
Feb 25, 2013 18:22 EST
For a decade the International Herald Tribune has been the global edition of the New York Times in all but name. On Monday, the parent company made it official.
Feb 21, 2013 16:32 EST
Fish sold in the United States is often deliberately mislabeled, making American consumers the unwitting victims of "widespread seafood fraud," according to a report out Thursday.
Feb 20, 2013 16:19 EST
He may have lost the 2012 US presidential election, but one-time Republican nominee Mitt Romney will take center stage next month at a key conservative policy conference, organizers said Wednesday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Commonwealth of Massachusetts|
|Largest metro area||Greater Boston|
|Area||Ranked 44th in the US|
|- Total||10,555 sq mi|
|- Width||183 miles (295 km)|
|- Length||113 miles (182 km)|
|- % water||25.7|
|- Latitude||41° 14′ N to 42° 53′ N|
|- Longitude||69° 56′ W to 73° 30′ W|
|Population||Ranked 15th in the US|
|- Total||6,593,587 (2009 est.)|
|- Density||809.8/sq mi (312.7/km2)|
Ranked 3rd in the US
|- Median income||$65,401 (6th)|
|- Highest point||Mount Greylock|
3,492 ft (1,064 m)
|- Mean||500 ft (150 m)|
|- Lowest point||Atlantic Ocean|
0 ft (0 m)
|Admission to Union||February 6, 1788 (6th)|
|Governor||Deval Patrick (D)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Tim Murray (D)|
|U.S. Senators||John Kerry (D)|
Paul G. Kirk (D)
|U.S. House delegation||10 Democrats (list)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Abbreviations||MA Mass. US-MA|