An Andy Warhol classic named the "Double Elvis (Ferus Type)" is set to hit the auction block Wednesday evening at Sotheby's in Manhattan and could fetch up to $50 million, the auction house said. Auctioning of the silver painting, which shows Elvis Presley in gunslinger pose, is expected to start at 7 p.m. ET.
Ten members of a white supremacist group are arrested in Florida. Police documents say they were plotting disruptions in an effort to attract new members. They were also preparing for a race war, police documents say
Two Southwest Airlines flights from Orange County, California, to Phoenix were the subject of security scares Tuesday night -- and authorities are investigating whether the incidents are linked.
Interim Sanford Police Chief Richard Myers says neighborhood watch programs deserve a "good, hard look at who is selected and who volunteers."
The Air Force won't take disciplinary action against pilots who've raised concerns about or refused to fly F-22 Raptors because of reports of cockpit oxygen deprivation, an Air Force official told a Senate panel Tuesday, saying they're covered by a federal whistleblower act.
Even as the Air Force searches for the reason pilots are getting sick flying the F-22, a new mystery about the troubled stealth fighter jet has come to light: Why are mechanics on the ground getting sick in the plane as well? The Air Force has been looking into a number of reports that pilots experienced "hypoxia-like symptoms" aboard F-22s since April 2008. Hypoxia is oxygen deficiency. The Air Force reports 25 cases of such systems, including 11 since September, when the service cleared the F-22 fleet to return to flight after a four-month grounding.
Passengers on U.S. airlines this summer will stand a good chance of finding the seat next to them occupied. The industry group Airlines for America, or A4A, released its summer travel forecast Wednesday. "We are projecting slightly fuller flights driven in part by a record number of international travelers," A4A Vice President and Chief Economist John Heimlich predicted in a conference call with reporters. "Over the course of the summer, we expect 206.2 million passengers to travel globally on U.S. airlines."
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE COVERAGE
President Barack Obama said Wednesday he supports same-sex marriage, raising the political stakes on an issue in which Americans are evenly split. The announcement, long sought by supporters of same-sex marriage, puts Obama squarely at odds with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. "At a certain point I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," Obama said in an interview with ABC News.
Politicians and celebrities were quick to weigh in on Twitter over news of U.S. President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage. Here are some reactions: Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) "Thank you President @BarackObama for your beautiful and brave words. I'm overwhelmed." "Glee" actress Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) "Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!"
Mitt Romney reaffirmed his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman, hours after the Wednesday announcement by President Barack Obama in support of same-sex marriage.
U.S. President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage on Wednesday outraged conservative Christian leaders, who vowed to use it as an organizing tool in the 2012 elections, but the move is also activating the liberal base, raising big questions about who gains and loses politically.
President Barack Obama has endorsed same-sex marriage. Will it make any difference to the battle for marriage equality? The news coming out of North Carolina suggests not. The Tar Heelers on Tuesday voted 61% to 39% to amend their constitution to outlaw same-sex marriage. Actually, they've gone much further. The new amendment prohibits any kind of same-sex unions, including the relatively innocuous option of civil partnership.