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  • MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2015, 9:58 P.M.

    Federal judge stalls Obama’s executive action on immigration

    HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit …

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2014, 9:57 A.M.

    Federal judge upholds La. same-sex marriage ban

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages, as well as the state’s refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states. U.S. …

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014, 1:40 P.M.

    Uncertainty for gay couples married in Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge’s order for Wisconsin officials to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses didn’t address the legal status of the more than 550 gay marriages conducted in …

  • SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014, 5:49 A.M.

    Thai coup leaders dissolve Senate, adding to power

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s coup leaders say they are dissolving the country’s Senate and will assume all lawmaking power. Saturday’s announcement, which was read out on television, strips away the …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014, 1:48 P.M.

    Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014, 8:39 A.M.

    Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters. …

  • SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014, 5:36 A.M.

    Riots over economy break out in Tunisia

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Riots over Tunisia’s economy flared overnight in towns around the country, leaving one dead and posing an immediate challenge to the new prime minister and the …

  • SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014, 5:35 A.M.

    Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died today, …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013, 9:02 P.M.

    Congress misses deadline for averting shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has missed the deadline for averting the first partial government shutdown in 17 years. As the clock struck midnight Monday, House Republicans were demanding that the …

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013, 7:36 A.M.

    Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in Calif

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California’s gay marriage ban did not have the right to …

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013, 4:53 A.M.

    Kerry: Russia must back transition in Syria

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing hard on Russia to back an international conference intended to end the bloodshed in Syria and allow a …

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013, 1:46 P.M.

    Source: Officials see potential suspect in bombing

    BOSTON (AP) — Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name …

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013, 7:51 A.M.

    Hagel defends proposed cuts in defense spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is defending President Barack Obama’s proposed cuts to the military as the Pentagon faces deficit-driven smaller budgets. Hagel told the House Armed Services …

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013, 2 P.M.

    Judge to retire after sending racist Obama email

    HELENA — Montana’s chief federal judge will retire following an investigation into an email he forwarded that included a racist joke involving President Barack Obama. U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013, 2:40 P.M.

    Ex-Sen. Craig loses bid to dismiss FEC lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge refused on Thursday to dismiss a Federal Election Commission lawsuit that accuses former Sen. Larry Craig of misusing $217,000 in campaign funds for his …

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013, 11:51 A.M.

    Records provide new look at Ariz. shooting spree

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities investigating the shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others compiled nearly 3,000 pages of documents released Wednesday that provide …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013, 3:57 A.M.

    Italian court orders new trial for Amanda Knox

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has …

  • MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013, 1:31 P.M.

    Knox must wait 1 more day for high court decision

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court says it will issue a decision Tuesday morning on whether to overturn American student Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the murder of her roommate. The …

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013, 6:20 A.M.

    Senate gives pre-dawn OK to Democratic budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate gave pre-dawn approval Saturday to a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget for next year that embraces nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013, 12:24 P.M.

    Cypriot lawmakers reject deposits seizure bill

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot lawmakers on Tuesday rejected a critical draft bill that would have seized part of people’s bank deposits in order to qualify for a vital international …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 8:42 A.M.

    House GOP plans vote on fiscal cliff ‘Plan B’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House pushed ahead Thursday with a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year as hopes faded for a pre-Christmas …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 11:54 P.M.

    House GOP plans vote on fiscal cliff ‘Plan B’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year, sparing most workers from a …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 2:47 P.M.

    Obama, Boehner clash as cliff edge approaches

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiscal cliff talks at a partisan standoff, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner swapped barbed political charges on Wednesday yet carefully left room for further …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 1:03 P.M.

    IRS: 100M taxpayers face delays without AMT fix

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 100 million taxpayers — about two-thirds of all filers — won’t be able to file their 2012 tax returns until late March if Congress doesn’t …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 9:49 A.M.

    Obama: He and Boehner ‘pretty close’ to a deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimistic despite a tightening deadline, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he and House Speaker John Boehner are “pretty close” to a grand fiscal deal to avoid a …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 7:35 A.M.

    White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto House Speaker John Boehner’s backup plan for averting the “fiscal cliff,” saying it was time for Republicans to stop political …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 10:05 A.M.

    White House defends offer as ‘good faith effort’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending President Barack Obama’s proposal to set a higher threshold for tax increases than what he vowed to do during his presidential campaign. …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 9:26 A.M.

    Fiscal cliff efforts ongoing, Boehner offers plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the “fiscal cliff,” even as the GOP leader readied a …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 7:57 A.M.

    Boehner to pursue backup bill to avert tax hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he is readying a backup bill aimed at averting the “fiscal cliff” because President Barack Obama has yet to offer …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 1:42 P.M.

    Dems signal Obama flexibility on spending in talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House Speaker John Boehner is offering to let taxes rise on wealthy Americans’ investment income and dividends as part of a deal to avert the “fiscal …



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