By ADAM LIPTAK
The Obama administration had been thought likely to stay out of a Supreme Court challenge to a voterpassed amendment blocking gays from marriage, but it has chosen to support a broad claim on their right to wed.
By ASHLEY PARKER
Speaker John A. Boehner seems to have decided that he may have more to lose by negotiating with the White House over spending cuts that begin Friday than by letting them happen.
By MARTIN FACKLER
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan will restart its nuclear plants that pass new safety standards, which are expected to be adopted as early as July.
By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Ms. Franklin, an accomplished stage and film actress, was best known for playing Ann Romano, a divorced mother of two daughters, on television.
By GINA KOLATA
A large genetic study has identified common glitches involved in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, major depressionand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
By MICHAEL R. GORDON and MARK LANDLER
The United States said on Thursday that it would provide an additional 60 million in nonlethal assistance to help the Syrian opposition provide basic services in areas they control.
By PETER J. HENNING
A Supreme Court decision on Wednesday involving a statute of limitations rule may mean the Securities and Exchange Commission will need to seek legislation from Congress that would give the agency more time to complete investigations.