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  • Supreme Court in session with rest of town shut

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe their robes are water repellent. No matter that the rest of Washington was shut tight to await Hurricane Sandy, it was business as usual Monday at …


  • 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. …


  • Terrorist sentenced to 37 years in millennium plot

    SEATTLE (AP) — Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam was sentenced Wednesday to 37 years in prison for plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport around the turn of the new millennium. …


  • US Supreme Court upholds stay of execution in Fla.

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Following a slew of conflicting court rulings, a federal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution of a mass killer convicted of eight killings that jolted …


  • US Supreme Court upholds stay of execution in Fla.

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Following a slew of conflicting court rulings, a federal appeals court Tuesday night blocked the scheduled execution of a mass killer convicted of eight slayings that …


  • New stay blocks Fla. execution of mass killer

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday night blocked the scheduled execution of a mass killer convicted of eight slayings that jolted South Florida in the 1970s. …


  • Fla. set to execute mass killer after stay denied

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request late Tuesday to stay the scheduled execution of a convicted mass killer in Florida who sought a reprieve …


  • Fla. set to execute mass killer after stay lifted

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A convicted mass killer from the 1970s faced a scheduled execution Tuesday evening after an appeals court lifted a last-minute stay that was based on his …


  • Skywalk case goes before federal appellate court

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for the developer of a popular glass bridge over the Grand Canyon is arguing in U.S. appellate court that a Native American tribal court …


  • Court: Judge erred in tossing Smith case verdicts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appellate court said a trial judge erred in dismissing conspiracy convictions against Anna Nicole Smith’s psychiatrist and manager, a ruling that defense attorneys said could …


  • Police: 3 arrested for Denver bar killings, fire

    DENVER (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing of five people at a bar that was then set on fire, apparently to hide the crime, …


  • Supreme Court halts turnover of secret IRA tapes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Boston College from turning interviews over to the government that academic researchers recorded with a former Irish Republic Army member. The …


  • After spat, La. to have 1st black chief justice

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court resolved a racially tinged power struggle inside its own ranks, ruling Tuesday that Bernette Johnson should be the state’s first black chief …


  • Justice seeks dismissal of Fast & Furious suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says federal courts should stay out of a political dispute between the Obama administration and Congress over documents in a botched law enforcement probe …


  • Friends memorialize ex-Sen. Arlen Specter in Pa.

    NARBERTH, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter was an “irreplaceable” force who approached politics — and life — with grit and determination, a who’s who of politicians and …


  • Biden due at funeral Tuesday for ex-Sen. Specter

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Arlen Specter was known as a political moderate unafraid to buck the leadership of his own party and work with colleagues across the aisle — a stubborn …


  • Court will hear Ariz. case on voter registration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up an appeal from Arizona over its requirement that people prove they are American citizens before registering to vote. …


  • Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • Ex-centrist Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with …


  • Ind. doctor nabbed in Italy gets 7 years in prison

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana surgeon arrested on a snowy Italian mountainside after five years on the run was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for billing …


  • Judge to sentence Ind. doctor who hid for 5 years

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to decide how long a former Indiana surgeon captured in Italy after five years on the run will spend in …


  • Mont. Indians sue over lack of election services

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Fifteen Native Americans are suing state and county officials over a lack of election services on three Montana reservations, saying their inability to vote early or …


  • Egyptian-born terror suspect pleads not guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian-born preacher pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiring with Seattle men to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, three days after he and …


  • High court won’t hear case against Halliburton

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled out reviving lawsuits against Halliburton Corp. over insurgent ambushes that killed civilian truck drivers in Iraq. In its order Tuesday, the court …


  • Sandusky arrives at Pa. courthouse for sentencing

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a central Pennsylvania courthouse for his sentencing on child sex abuse charges. A smiling Sandusky, …


  • Judge: DC Metro must allow anti-jihad ads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says the D.C. transit system must allow a pro-Israel ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said in a …


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