Law Tallest peak or tallest pigsty: Nepal struggles with trash on Everest March 5, 2014, 5:39 a.m. With more and more people climbing Mount Everest, the country of Nepal is struggling to get climbers to not leave their trash on the world's tallest mountain. 1 2 Law Obama announces initiative to help young minority men succeed March 3, 2014, 4 a.m. The effort resembles others in Obama's second-term agenda, as it seeks participation from businesses and individuals and doesn't depend on the approval of Congress. Law National black history museum being built in Washington Feb. 28, 2014, 5 a.m. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to open its doors late next year or in early 2015. Law Native Americans want to kill "the black snake" Feb. 27, 2014, 5 a.m. In South Dakota, tribes are preparing for nonviolent battle aimed at TransCanada, the company that wants to develop the 1,700-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline. Law Endangered African elephants get a helping hand from President Obama Feb. 26, 2014, 5 a.m. Obama has announced plans to protect African elephants and rhinos, by cracking down on the ivory trade. Law Verdict in Dunn case again raises self-defense and race in Florida Feb. 24, 2014, 5 a.m. The jury couldn't reach a verdict on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a black teenager. It convicted Dunn of several counts of attempted murder. 1 2 Law Whooping crane shootings thin their numbers, dishearten their rescuers Feb. 19, 2014, 5 a.m. Wildlife authorities have offered large rewards to track down the killers of the 5-foot-tall endangered birds. Law Bureaucracy won't be lost in space Feb. 10, 2014, 5 a.m. The commercial space industry has grown rapidly in recent years. Congress is considering how to regulate it. 6 8 Law PRO/CON: Should Snowden get a freedom medal or jail time? Feb. 4, 2014, 5 a.m. The former National Security Agency worker leaked documents showing the NSA's extensive spying on American and foreign citizens alike. Two writers give their opinions on the matter. Law After snow snarls Atlanta, state officials dodge blame Jan. 31, 2014, 5 a.m. Georgia had an 11-page snow and ice plan. But there was nothing in it on when to issue public warnings. The storm struck at midday, stranding thousands at schools, at work and in cars. Law Obama takes on income inequality in State of the Union address Jan. 29, 2014, 10:36 a.m. The president vowed to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor in the United States, sidestepping Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary. 2 3 Law Angry Birds may be ratting on you to the NSA Jan. 29, 2014, 5 a.m. According to leaked documents, U.S. and British spy agencies are monitoring smartphone apps like Angry Birds to collect personal information. In American slang, ratting means informing. Law U.S. court: Gays can't be excluded from juries just because they're gay Jan. 23, 2014, 5 a.m. The federal appeals court's decision was unanimous. It expands juror protections, and will be used to challenge other laws that limit gay rights, activists say. Law As California reservoirs dry up, conserving water becomes critical Jan. 22, 2014, 5 a.m. Drought has left many communities with dangerously low levels of water reserves. Officials are asking residents and businesses to ration their water usage. Law Producing a newspaper for a captive audience Jan. 10, 2014, 5 a.m. The San Quentin News helps convicted killers, robbers and burglars find their calling in an unexpected way. 6 8 Law PRO/CON: Should the government subsidize electric cars? Jan. 9, 2014, 5 a.m. Two writers give their own opinions on whether subsidies are worth it, or are a waste of money. 4 Law Group in Arizona helps migrants in need Jan. 6, 2014, 5 a.m. More than 2,000 migrants have died in the past 13 years trying to cross the desert in Arizona. Some border residents formed People Helping People to give aid to the migrants. Law Yakama want no part of legal pot market Jan. 3, 2014, 5 a.m. Washington state has legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The Yakama people, who have battled alcohol and drug abuse, won't let pot grow on their lands. 6 Law PRO/CON: Should America spend billions on new breed of aircraft carrier? Dec. 19, 2013, 5 a.m. Are these high-priced aircraft carriers worth it? Two writers give their own opinions on the matter. 2 Law Pit bulls are flooding Chicago animal shelters Dec. 13, 2013, 5 a.m. The dogs, known for their broad heads and jaws, make up 40 percent of the dogs in shelters, and about two-thirds of the dogs that get put down because they don't get adopted. Law Obama gets his worst ratings yet in a poll, Congress fares even worse Dec. 11, 2013, 5 a.m. If things are getting better, the people aren't feeling it. Americans in a poll gave the president his worst approval ratings yet. And Congress got even worse marks. 4 Law Whig Party stages a comeback, wants to bridge partisan divide Dec. 10, 2013, 5 a.m. The party aims to stake out a middle ground between feuding Republicans and Democrats, and unblock Washington's gridlock that was evident in the government shutdown. Law From health care to economy, Obama hopes to help America's working poor Dec. 6, 2013, 5 a.m. President Obama is urging political leaders to help raise the pay for low-income workers and bridge the wide income gap between the lowest and highest paid workers. Law Hunger strike presses for U.S. immigration reform Dec. 2, 2013, 5 a.m. Three men have been fasting since early November on the National Mall near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Law Last of the Scottsboro Boys get justice long delayed: pardons Nov. 25, 2013, 5 a.m. A long campaign by Sheila Washington of Scottsboro, Ala., led to the pardon of the last of the Scottsboro Boys who'd been convicted of a crime they didn't commit 80 years ago. Law Native Americans press president for more help for their communities Nov. 19, 2013, 5 a.m. At the White House's fifth Tribal Nations Conference, Obama said he would visit Indian Country next year. 3 Law Driver fired for leading kids in prayer on the school bus Nov. 8, 2013, 5 a.m. It's against the Constitution for public schools to lead students in prayer. Because the bus ride is considered an extension of the school day, the rule applies on the bus as well.