North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a bill Tuesday banning all abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, the most restrictive qualifications in the country. The law makes it a felony for any doctor to perform a nonemergency abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Senator John McCain, one of the leaders of the "Gang of Eight" currently working on a bipartisan immigration reform bill, declined to stop using the word "illegal" to refer to undocumented immigrants, in response to a request from a 25-year-old immigrant at a town hall meeting on Tuesday.
UnitedHealth Group Inc will buy control of Amil Participacoes SA, Brazil's largest health insurer and hospital operator, for $4.9 billion, making a bold move into a fast-growing market as challenges mount for its U.S. business.
The post-Dwight Howard era opened on a sour note for the Orlando Magic as the New Orleans Hornets rode a late surge for an 85-80 preseason victory before a packed house at the Mexico City Arena on Sunday.