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  • Movement seen in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House on Monday in hopes of continuing to make progress on a plan to deal …


  • AP source: Boehner offers millionaire tax hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling new movement in “fiscal cliff” talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar …


  • President’s pot comments prompt call for policy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he won’t go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But advocates …


  • Pot proponents hopeful, wary after Obama comments

    SEATTLE (AP) — Officials and pot advocates looking for any sign of whether the Obama administration will sue to block legal pot laws in Washington state and Colorado or stand …


  • Time for Plan B on ‘fiscal cliff?’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s beginning to look like it’s time for Plan B on the “fiscal cliff.” With talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner apparently stalled, …


  • $4 trillion no magical cure for debt problem

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has proposed saving more than $4 trillion over the next decade in his “fiscal cliff” talks with Republicans. House Speaker John Boehner has offered …


  • Court lets slaves’ descendants sue Cherokee chief

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Descendants of slaves owned by members of the Cherokee Nation can sue the current chief in an attempt to restore their tribal memberships, a federal appeals …


  • Federal judges sue to win promised pay increases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the nation teetering on an economic “fiscal cliff,” federal judges may soon force Congress to dedicate possibly millions of dollars to what some of those same …


  • Narrow ‘fiscal cliff’ bargain gains currency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes dimming for a wide-ranging bargain, the White House and many congressional Republicans are setting their sights on a more modest deal that would extend current tax …


  • Night talks: Obama, Boehner meet on ‘fiscal cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face with time running short, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner negotiated at the White House on Thursday night in what aides …


  • Fiscal cliff splits big, small businesses on taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The “fiscal cliff” debate is splitting the business community over taxes, driving a wedge between two natural Republican allies: the nation’s corporate leaders who are helping strengthen …


  • Man shoots himself inside Ala. federal courthouse

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A worker who killed himself inside an Alabama federal courthouse Thursday went through an employee entrance to avoid a security check that could have caught the …


  • Obama to match FDR’s record of 4 swearing-ins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to match Franklin Roosevelt’s record of being sworn in as the nation’s leader four times. While FDR served four terms, Obama is …


  • Fiscal cliff: Private bargaining, public wrangling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a test of divided government, the White House and congressional Republicans bargained in secret and sparred in public Tuesday over a deal to prevent year-end tax …


  • GOP’s Boehner says Obama slow-walking cliff talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and urged him to name specific cuts in government …


  • APNewsBreak: Sotomayor book offers personal look

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might die early played a big …


  • Famed architect gets 6 months for drug smuggling

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An acclaimed architect was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for hiding nearly 13 pounds of cocaine in his minivan’s battery before he tried to …


  • Obama, Boehner discuss ‘fiscal cliff’ stalemate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House to discuss the “fiscal cliff,” while rank-and-file Republicans stepped forward with what they called …


  • Stock market is a wild card in fiscal cliff talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress and the White House can significantly soften the initial impact of the “fiscal cliff” even if they fail to reach a compromise by Dec. 31. One …


  • Doctor gets 20 years in Miss. cancer center fraud

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a doctor to 20 years in prison and ordered her to repay nearly $8.2 million for fraud at a former …


  • Drug makers’ settlements get high court review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take a close look at payments from brand-name drug makers to manufacturers of generic equivalents to keep the no-name products off the market …


  • Boehner: No progress in fiscal cliff talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Friday there has been no progress in negotiations to avert a “fiscal cliff” combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts in …


  • US works with Russia on Syria, but wants Assad out

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that the United States and Russia are committed to trying again to get President Bashar Assad’s regime …


  • Judge aims to resolve Apple-Samsung legal dispute

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Urging the world’s largest smartphone makers to settle their differences, a federal judge said she will issue rulings aimed at resolving a multifaceted legal battle …


  • Judge may trim Apple’s $1 billion patent verdict

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday appeared ready to trim millions from a $1.05 billion jury verdict Apple Inc. won over Samsung Electronics this summer as …


  • At 450 pounds, Ohio killer fights execution

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At about 450 pounds, Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post is so fat that his executioners won’t be able to find veins in his arms or …


  • Pentagon begins planning for massive budget cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts over a decade that will be needed if Congress and the …


  • Justices struggle with international custody law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is struggling to figure out if American courts have any further say in a custody dispute between a U.S. soldier and a Scottish woman …


  • Obama warns against another debt ceiling fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Republicans on Wednesday against picking another fight over the nation’s debt ceiling, telling business leaders that it’s “not a game that I will …


  • Boehner calls for Obama response on “cliff” offer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican negotiator in talks with President Barack Obama on avoiding economy-jarring tax increases and spending cuts says it’s time for the White House to respond …

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