People assess damage to a collapsed house in Guayaquil. (AFP/Getty)
The 7.8-magnitude quake was the strongest to hit the country in decades and flattened buildings and buckled roads along its Pacific coast. President Rafael Correa said rescuers were struggling to reach survivors trapped in the rubble.
About 400,000 people in California, which has the nation's largest concentration of undocumented immigrants, could be affected as the justices hear arguments Monday about an aggressive program that President Obama says will protect them from deportation.
The GOP front-runner’s latest moves — including hiring a new national political director and pushing hard on the idea that the GOP primary process is rigged against him — might just help him over the delegate line by June 7.
The U.S. military’s support work such as “combat advising” has become more important as the Obama administration has scaled back the direct combat role of Americans overseas. But the strategy has done little to improve security in areas with deep political and economic problems.
To keep oil prices from plummeting, many OPEC and non-OPEC countries are discussing a production “freeze” — building on an agreement reached in February between Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela.
The number of U.S. hospices for babies that won’t live long outside the womb has quintupled over the past 10 years. In recent months, they’ve emerged at the center of the debate over when life starts and how it should end.