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  • Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia's death

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death transformed the Supreme Court's term, shifted power to its liberal wing and started a transition that will be greatly affected by who wins the presidency. It was a term unusual in other ...

  • Comparison of congressional reports on 2012 Benghazi attack

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of key findings in investigations into the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans: PREVENTING THE ATTACKS: House Benghazi Committee Republicans, June ...

  • Gun-carrying Pa. man shot by Secret Service ordered held

    4 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man shot by Secret Service at a White House gate earlier this year after he refused to drop a gun he was carrying has been ordered held while his case proceeds. Jesse Olivieri was shot ...

  • Famed Spirit of St. Louis plane gives up long-held secrets

    4 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — As new generation of experts prepares the historic Spirit of St. Louis aircraft for a revamped Smithsonian exhibit, they're discovering some long-held secrets. The 89-year-old Spirit of St. Louis was flown by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 on ...

  • Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one of the country's top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and something needs to be done about it. The science groups, which represent millions of scientists, sent the letter Tuesday, ...

  • Justices to hear dispute over deaf driver education in Texas

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute involving deaf people in Texas who say driver instruction schools in the state won't let them take classes needed to get a driver's license. The justices said Tuesday they ...

  • The Latest: House GOP faults US military Benghazi response

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the House GOP Benghazi report, released Tuesday (all times local): 10 a.m. A report by the House Benghazi panel is faulting the military for its slow response sending resources to Benghazi, Libya, during deadly ...

  • Justices reject challenge to Delaware campaign finance law

    5 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting a conservative group's challenge to a Delaware campaign finance law. The justices on Tuesday left in place a lower court ruling allowing the 2012 law to be enforced. The measure requires third-party ...

  • Justices reject request to rehear union case that tied 4-4

    6 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned down a long-shot request to hold new arguments in a major labor union case that ended in a 4-4 tie. The justices on Tuesday denied without comment a petition from a group ...

  • Supreme Court will review unusual citizenship law

    6 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to referee a dispute about an odd piece of U.S. citizenship law that treats men and women differently. The justices said Tuesday they will hear a case about a law that applies ...

  • 1 taken to hospital after Metro station track fire

    6 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire official says one person was taken to a hospital after a subway track fire at a Metro station in the nation's capital. Fire Department spokesman Doug Buchanan said the person complained of possible smoke inhalation ...

  • DC police fatally shoot man who raised BB gun at officers

    7 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say officers in the District of Columbia fatally shot a man who raised a weapon toward them that turned out to be a BB gun. Officials announced in a statement Tuesday that officers responded to a ...

  • House Republicans' report fault Obama on Benghazi attacks

    8 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee are faulting the Obama administration in a report Tuesday on the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The panel's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, and other Republicans accuse the ...

  • US complains to Russia over harassment of diplomats

    8 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and other western diplomats in Russia have reported a surge in harassment from Russian intelligence services, prompting Secretary of State John Kerry to complain to Moscow, the State Department says. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said the harassment ...

  • Terror talk changes as Comey refuses to name gunman

    12 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI Director James Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name. "You will notice that I am not using the killer's ...

  • Court decision complicates prosecutions of elected leaders

    12 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court opinion setting aside the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will make it harder for Justice Department prosecutors to bring similar cases in the future and brings welcome news to other elected ...

  • Judge OKs class action for children in deportation hearings

    19 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has approved class-action status for a lawsuit over whether poor children are entitled to lawyers during deportation hearings. The order by U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly in Seattle comes in a case brought by ...

  • Senate confirms judicial nominee for Nebraska

    21 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed one of President Barack Obama's nominees to be a federal judge in Nebraska. The 90-0 vote for Nebraska lawyer Robert Rossiter Jr. to a lifetime federal appointment may be one of the last ...

  • US complains to Russia over harassment of diplomats

    23 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says U.S. and other western diplomats in Russia have reported a surge in harassment from Russian intelligence services, prompting high-level complaints from Washington to Moscow. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Monday that the harassment is ...

  • Two-thirds say Obama tried to make race relations better

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Pew poll finds that vast majorities of blacks and Hispanics think President Barack Obama at least tried to make race relations in the U.S. better during his time in office. Only about half of whites ...

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