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  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 12:10 A.M.

    NY court weighs if lap dance is tax-exempt art

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    Some notable rulings on transgender people

    Some court rulings in recent years on transgender people’s access to gender-related medical care: — In 2010, the U.S. Tax Court found that the costs of female hormones and sex-reassignment …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 4:03 P.M.

    Some notable rulings on transgender people

    Some court rulings in recent years on transgender people’s access to gender-related medical care: — In 2010, the U.S. Tax Court found that the costs of female hormones and sex-reassignment …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 1:25 P.M.

    Ryan supports prayer in schools if states agree

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he supports prayer in public schools. The Wisconsin congressman addressed the issue during a brief stop inside …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 6:55 A.M.

    NY court to decide if lap dance is tax-exempt art

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    Smooth path seen to renewal of disaster aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some sniping on the presidential campaign trail, negotiations on Capitol Hill are likely to ensure a smooth flow of disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 7:34 P.M.

    Chance encounter prompts torture suspect’s arrest

    DENVER (AP) — A chance encounter at a restaurant in a Denver suburb led to the arrest of an Ethiopian immigrant who authorities say tortured political prisoners decades ago in …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 3:23 P.M.

    Judge: Mass. must pay for killer’s sex change

    BOSTON (AP) — State prison officials must provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder, because it is the only way to treat her …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 2:26 P.M.

    National debt hits $16T; GOP critical

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the national debt has topped $16 trillion, the result of chronic government deficits that have poured more than $50,000 worth of …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 2:11 P.M.

    Plea changes set for 3 in Ohio bridge bomb plot

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday scheduled change-of-plea hearings for three of the four remaining defendants charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio — a …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 1:59 P.M.

    Judge grants sex change for Mass. murder convict

    BOSTON (AP) — State prison officials must provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder, because it is the only way to treat her …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 12:30 P.M.

    Judge rules for students in immigrant-tuition suit

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Florida college students cannot be charged higher out-of-state tuition simply because their parents may be in the U.S. illegally. The lawsuit …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 9:58 A.M.

    Judge orders sex change for Mass. murder convict

    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 4:10 P.M.

    Federal government ending Wyoming wolf protections

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government will end its protections for wolves in Wyoming, where the species was introduced two decades ago to revive it from near extinction in …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 6:34 P.M.

    Isaac - when government aid is not largesse

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At their convention, Republican leaders are taking the stage to push for less government and accuse President Barack Obama of profligate spending. About 500 miles away, under …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 8:57 P.M.

    $21M awarded in torture suit against ex-Somali PM

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday awarded $21 million to seven people who sued a former prime minister of Somalia now living in Virginia, claiming he tortured …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, 6:23 P.M.

    Conservation groups sue over Arctic spill plans

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the federal government over its approval of oil spill response plans for an Arctic Ocean drilling program. The lawsuit …


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