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  • Detroit’s former mayor faces corruption trial

    DETROIT (AP) — After a last-ditch effort to move the case out of Detroit failed, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is returning to court for the start of a corruption trial …


  • Chicago teachers vote to return to classroom

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel …


  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi supports easing of US sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi began her landmark visit to Washington by declaring Tuesday that she supports the easing of the remaining U.S. economic sanctions …


  • Appeals court reverses ruling on campaign donors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that likely would have led to greater disclosure of who is paying for certain election ads. In …


  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to meet Clinton in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of decrying oppression against Myanmar’s democracy leader, the United States is getting to celebrate her freedom as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomes Aung …


  • RI governor open to seizing 2003 club fire site

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday he was open to using eminent domain to seize the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 …


  • US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle …


  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Monday in Washington, where she will be presented Congress’ highest award. It’s the latest milestone in her remarkable journey …


  • Ryan criticizes Obama’s foreign policy leadership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is aggressively criticizing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy leadership and says the U.S. needs “moral clarity and firmness of purpose.” The …


  • Administration urges terror surveillance renewal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government’s most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs — which is up for …


  • Questions linger about when Rep. Jackson will work

    CHICAGO (AP) — Days after U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from a hospital where he was being treated for bipolar disorder, it’s still unclear when he’ll return to …


  • Romney says he likes parts of ‘Obamacare’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who promised early in his campaign to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, says he would keep several important parts of …


  • Pentagon says ex-SEAL book contains secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy SEAL’s insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the admiral who heads the …


  • ICE chief of staff resigns amid misconduct claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least …


  • GOP calls for broader gun rights, unlimited clips

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republicans have strengthened the pro-gun-rights portion of their party platform, including a new call for unlimited bullet capacities in guns, in a defiant response to criticism …


  • SEAL book raises questions about bin Laden’s death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind …


  • Ethics Committee appoints panel in Berkley case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that it had appointed a panel to investigate whether Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley used her position to benefit her family’s financial …