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  • Appeals court reinstates campaign finance limits

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Montana’s campaign donation limits, telling the federal judge who overturned it to outline his full reasoning so the …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Texas test scandal ex-school chief gets 3.5 years

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge sentenced the former superintendent of El Paso Independent School District to more than three years in prison Friday for his participation in …


  • Court: Can Va. keep out-of-staters from using FOI?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Friday it would hear arguments over whether states can keep out-of-staters from using their Freedom of Information Act laws to get government documents. …


  • Post-debate: Romney basks, Obama challenges

    DENVER (AP) — An invigorated Mitt Romney basked in rave reviews Thursday after his first face-off with the president, envisioning an inaugural celebration, while President Barack Obama and his allies …


  • Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report …


  • NYPD is watching Facebook to fight gang bloodshed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police investigating two gangs called the Very Crispy Gangsters and the Rockstarz didn’t need to spend all their time pounding the pavement for leads. Instead, they …


  • 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 …


  • How looming tax hikes would hit typical families

    A variety of tax cuts enacted during the tenures of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama expire at the end of December. Expiring provisions include Bush-era cuts on wage …


  • Court seems unclear on house versus boat question

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it a house or a boat? Does a coffee mug float? The Supreme Court struggled with all types of questions Monday as it tried to figure …


  • Huge tax increase looms at year-end ‘fiscal cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail to renew a lengthy …


  • Supreme Court begins new term

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to impose new limits on lawsuits brought in U.S. courts over human rights violations abroad. The justices kicked off their new term …


  • Court won’t hear appeal in suicide shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to hear a lawsuit over whether a police officer can be sued for fatally shooting a Texas teen-ager who was threatening to …


  • High court rejects challenge to roadless rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests. The justices …


  • High court won’t hear wife’s appeal in murder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not hear the appeal of a former toxicologist convicted of poisoning her husband in a notorious San Diego murder case. Former lab worker …


  • Supreme Court Justices attend annual Red Mass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American archbishop has reminded a congregation that included six Supreme Court justices Sunday to be open to the spirit of God, beg for his blessings and …


  • Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday determined that a California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East is a flight …


  • Man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East to be detained because he …


  • Gay marriage NY arguments put US lawyer on defense

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court panel forced a Justice Department lawyer into an awkward position Thursday, making him explain the government’s decision to abandon defending the Defense …


  • $37.5 million FEMA trailer settlement approved

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $37.5 million class-action settlement between companies that made government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf …


  • Judge backs ban lobbyist ban on gov’t boards

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has backed the Obama administration’s ban on lobbyists serving on government advisory boards. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed a lawsuit by …


  • Court fast-tracks some green card applications

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that immigration officials must give priority status to thousands of green card applicants who lost their place in line for …


  • Texas executes ex-Army recruiter after 3 reprieves

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Army recruiter failed to win a fourth reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court and was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for participating in the …


  • Supreme Court refuses 4th stay for Texas execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop the execution of a former Army recruiter who had received three previous reprieves from the court after …


  • Corps left off the hook for Katrina flooding

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A surprise ruling by a federal appeals court that lets the Army Corps of Engineers off the hook for paying compensation for Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic flooding …


  • Court grants appeals from 2 people without lawyers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot — Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to …


  • Appeals court tosses out landmark Katrina ruling

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court reversed itself Monday and threw out a judge’s landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars …


  • Appeals court tosses landmark Katrina ruling

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed itself and thrown out a judge’s landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers is liable for billions of dollars …

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