WMTW - News

Religious freedom laws: Controversial cases

The United States has seemingly erupted this week about what it means to live your religion, especially in Indiana, where its new Religious Freedom Restoration Act faces a firestorm from critics who say it uses faith as a pretext to discriminate agai...

Is the GOP losing Walmart?

As goes Walmart, so goes the nation?

Everyone from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the head of the NCAA slammed religious freedom laws being considered in several states this week, warning that they would open the door to discrimination against gay and lesbian ...

Add Buffett, NASCAR to those targeting Indiana

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett joined the voices against Indiana's controversial religious freedom law.

"I think if people can exercise discrimination based on sexual orientation, then it's wrong," Buffett told CNN's Poppy Harlow.

Also this week, ...

Arkansas Senate passes revised religious freedom bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he does not plan to sign the religious freedom bill that sits on his desk right now, instead asking state lawmakers to make changes so the bill mirrors federal law.

Woman accused of drug trafficking in OOB heroin death

An Old Orchard Beach woman is accused of unlawful trafficking in a scheduled drug after a March 21 overdose death.

Pols show how not to do April Fools' Day

On Wednesday, politicians were funny for a day. Well, they tried anyway.

Sure, some of the lawmakers and party leaders taking part in the annual day of pranks did actually display a vestigial funny bone, like California Democratic Rep. Mike Honda. He ...

Hillary Clinton's outside world is moving in

For the last two years, Hillary Clinton has had a small army of energetic supporters -- outside of her official office -- organizing, strategizing and promoting a possible presidential run.

Teen charged in Troy murder

The name of a 16-year-old charged with the murder of a Waldo County man will not be released until he appears in court, the Maine Department of Public Safety said.

No contempt charges against Lois Lerner

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has notified House Speaker John Boehner that it won't bring contempt of Congress charges against former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner.

South Portland teachers OK student Pledge of Allegiance choice

Students at South Portland High School will not have the choice of saying the Pledge of Allegiance.