Researchers say they can replace DNA in human eggs with genetic material from another woman to prevent devastating disorders in children. But big questions remain on safety and ethics.
Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality. Host Michel Martin gets reaction to the law from Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha.
When couples divorce, fathers' rights groups say, too many judges fall back on tradition — primary custody for mom. The groups are pushing for shared custody laws, but the effort faces resistance.
Amid the religious evangelists in San Diego's Balboa Park, there's a table with a banner that reads, "Relax, Hell Does Not Exist." These atheists are looking for converts.
In post-Gadhafi Libya, the militias, not the military, provide security — what little there is of it. Even as world powers lend help, rebuilding the gutted army is proceeding at a glacial pace.
Laws like Uganda's that outlaw homosexuality may encourage some gay people abroad to seek asylum in the U.S. But proving a "well-founded fear of persecution" is not an easy path.
Former prisoners spoke about the effects of solitary confinement Tuesday in a congressional hearing aimed at banning it for some inmates. Solitary confinement is also extremely expensive, critics say.
The whereabouts of Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych remain unknown, but the opposition-led Parliament says any war crimes prosecution would come in the International Criminal Court.
As opposition leaders settle into authority in Kiev, separatist rhetoric is beginning to spread in eastern Ukraine. Paul Sonne of The Wall Street Journal discusses Russian-leaning sentiment in Crimea.
The Supreme Court ruled that police can enter and search a home without warrant, so long as just one of the residents consents. This leaves law enforcement more room to conduct warrantless searches.