Mourners attend a candlelight vigil for Garrett Swasey, a  police officer killed in the Planned Parenthood shooting. Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

The attack at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic that killed a police officer and two other people suggests that both sides of the abortion d(...)

Relentless rains pounded flood-ravaged eastern Colorado for another day, triggering more evacuations and warnings as rescuers tried to reach thousands(...)

A man stands in front of a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California. Voters there have strongly supported a measure to sharply curtail the number of medical such dispensaries  in Los Angeles. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

While we were busy eliminating smoking by making the packets look like cool posters from the golden era of Italian horror, something considerably more(...)