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  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 12:09 A.M.

    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. …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 2:41 A.M.

    Scout abuse files release sparks public interest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A website with files showing the Boy Scouts of America’s cover-up of decades of sexual abuse is generating interest from people wanting to know who the …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 12:48 A.M.

    Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 4:28 P.M.

    Scout abuse files release sparks public interest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The online release of files showing the Boy Scouts of America’s cover-up of decades of sexual abuse has created interest among Americans who want to know …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 12:11 P.M.

    Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 6:34 A.M.

    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. …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012, 11:34 A.M.

    FDA regulation of pharmacies has knotty history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies, which have periodically been blamed for crippling and …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012, 12:25 A.M.

    US: Hackers in Iran responsible for cyberattacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities believe that Iranian-based hackers were responsible for cyberattacks that devastated Persian Gulf oil and gas companies, a former U.S. government official said. Just hours later, …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 1:41 P.M.

    Hunters ready for 1st wolf hunts in Wis., Minn.

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For years, vacationers and farmers across northern Wisconsin and Minnesota have heard the eerie howl of the gray wolf and fretted the creatures were lurking around …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012, 8:23 A.M.

    O’Reilly, Stewart to tangle in mock debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart are to tangle in a sold-out mock presidential debate that’s as much about laughs as about politics. The Fox News anchor squares …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 3:23 P.M.

    Illegal immigrant in Fla. fights for law license

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man’s bid to become the first illegal immigrant to obtain a law license in the United States met skepticism Tuesday from most of the …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 9:37 A.M.

    Court: Can gov’t be sued for credit card mistakes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday pondered whether it should allow the federal government to face millions of dollars in class-action lawsuits for violating identity theft protection laws …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 9 A.M.

    Fla. justices question law license for immigrant

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Most of the Florida Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of granting a law license to an illegal immigrant. The seven justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 2:29 P.M.

    Ban on gay ‘conversion’ therapy to be challenged

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights advocates are making plans to get other states to join California in banning psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight, even as opponents prepared …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 12:43 P.M.

    Justices open big term with new human rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 12:37 P.M.

    Congress posts member financial data on Internet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner bought stock in two health care companies this year, while third-ranking House Republican Kevin McCarthy bought and sold Apple stock within a few …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 9:08 A.M.

    High court begins new term with human rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The justices appeared ready …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 12:25 A.M.

    Another big Supreme Court term starts Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012, 10:53 P.M.

    Calif. gov. OKs bill on illegal immigrant licenses

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012, 10:51 P.M.

    California law bans gay teen ‘conversion’ therapy

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012, 6:03 A.M.

    Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court’s liberals in an unlikely lineup …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 12:54 A.M.

    US Postal Service to default on second $5B payment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can’t afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 12:19 A.M.

    Many employers still unaware of NY nanny law

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Allison Julien worked for more than two decades as a nanny in New York, toiling 50 to 60 hours a week without overtime pay until the …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 3:08 A.M.

    Unproductive Congress skips town until November

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington so lawmakers can make their case for voters to re-elect them. The Senate closed …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 12:13 A.M.

    Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail. The Senate shuttered the Capitol soon after sending President Barak …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 3:12 P.M.

    Polar bear bill ties Senate in knots

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On its last day in session before the election, the Senate tied itself in knots over 41 polar bear carcasses that hunters want to bring home from …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 2:13 P.M.

    Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail. The Senate shuttered the Capitol soon after sending President Barak …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 2:49 P.M.

    House moves to reverse administration welfare plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday followed up Mitt Romney’s remarks about people who get federal aid with a bill that would reverse what they call President Barack Obama’s …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 12:43 P.M.

    Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated— will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts …


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