|Democrats scour records for provocative comments|
|As the nation's midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own politically off-key statements.|
|High court voids abortion clinic protest buffer zone|
|The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.|
The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone that far from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.
|Researcher charged in major HIV-vaccine fraud case|
|Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.|