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  • Personal, strategic motivations for Obama in Asia

    BANGKOK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, expanding U.S. influence in Asia is more than just countering China or opening up new markets to American businesses. It’s also about building …


  • Asia trip gives Obama opportunity to build legacy

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — For President Barack Obama, expanding U.S. influence in Asia is more than just countering China or opening up new markets to American businesses. It’s …


  • Justice official: Register voters automatically

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the top enforcers of the nation’s civil rights laws said Friday government should be responsible for automatically registering citizens to vote by using existing databases …


  • Will Chicago act on verdict in cop beating trial?

    CHICAGO (AP) — Will the city act? That’s the question many Chicagoans will be asking Wednesday — a day after the dramatic conclusion of a civil trial that stemmed from …


  • After verdict, fallout from police beating trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — Will the city act? That’s the question many Chicagoans will be asking Wednesday — a day after the dramatic conclusion of a civil trial that stemmed from …


  • Final action on whistle-blower bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday gave final congressional approval for a bill that would significantly expand protections for federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse and make …


  • Generals backed Kelley’s sister in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest twist of the David Petraeus sex scandal, court records show the former CIA director and Gen. John Allen intervened last September in a messy …


  • Voters in Washington state approve gay marriage

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Voters in Washington state have approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Returns released since …


  • Maine votes in favor of legalizing gay marriage

    Maine residents have approved same-sex marriage, giving the gay rights movement a breakthrough victory. Gay marriage is legal in six states and Washington, D.C., but those laws were either enacted …


  • NY, NJ officials help displaced residents vote

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York and New Jersey were set to drive some displaced voters to their polling sites and direct others to cast ballots elsewhere as …


  • Limits on class-action lawsuits at Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is reviewing two cases in which businesses are trying to make it harder for customers or investors to band together to sue them. The …


  • Court: Officers may have to pay fees in lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a South Carolina sheriff’s office can be held liable for attorneys’ fees for stopping abortion protesters in South Carolina who wanted to hold …


  • Hobby Lobby asks judge to block health care law

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An arts and craft supply company owned by a Christian family asked a judge Thursday to block a portion of the new federal health care law, …


  • Group demands Texas chopper shooting investigation

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — A civil rights group is demanding an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of two suspected illegal immigrants by a Texas state trooper from a …


  • Stepmother: Boy, 10, shot his neo-Nazi dad

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 10-year-old son of a neo-Nazi leader told his younger sister that he planned to shoot their father, then a day later took a gun from …


  • Prosecutor: Boy planned shooting of neo-Nazi dad

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 10-year-old son of a neo-Nazi leader told his younger sister that he planned to shoot their father, then a day later took a gun from …


  • Boy faces murder trial in neo-Nazi dad’s death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly two years after a neo-Nazi leader was shot at near point-blank range while sleeping on his sofa, his son — who was 10 at the …


  • Boy faces murder charge in neo-Nazi dad’s death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Just 10 when he was arrested for killing his neo-Nazi father, the small, blonde child told police he pulled the gun from a low-lying closet shelf …


  • High court weighs closely watched copyright case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices on Monday weighed copyright protections for publishers, creative artists and manufacturers in a global marketplace in a case that has attracted the interest of …


  • Court skeptical about tossing surveillance suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed skeptical Monday of a government request to invalidate a lawsuit challenging the expansion of a surveillance law used to monitor conversations of foreign …


  • No high court action on voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • High court weighs new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • High court hears closely watched copyright case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices are weighing copyright protections for publishers, creative artists and manufacturers in a global marketplace in a case that has attracted the interest of Costco, …


  • High court weighs new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • Jailers worry about dental floss as a weapon

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Dental floss may prevent toothaches, but it’s given jailers plenty of headaches. When a group of New York prisoners sued last month to demand access …


  • Britney Spears’ self-styled manager testifies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ self-styled manager took the stand in his defamation lawsuit against her parents Tuesday, claiming he acted to protect her from paparazzi and others during …


  • Ex-CIA man pleads to leaking operative’s identity

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) — A former CIA officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking the identity of one of the agency’s covert operatives to a reporter and will be sentenced to …


  • Court blocks Ind. defunding of Planned Parenthood

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana stepped between women and their physicians when it enacted a law that blocked Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions, a federal …


  • Wisconsin shooting brings call for new law on guns

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten the enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases, prompted by a fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee …


  • Wis. shooting brings call for new law on guns

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prompted by the fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa, two local lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases. …

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