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5 things to know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history. This new law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; It ended school, work and public facility discrimination, and barred unequal application of voter registration requirements.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's victories could haunt the GOP in two years' time, as the party's presidential nominee looks for much-needed support among women and Hispanics in the 2016 election.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Regulators accuse T-Mobile of bogus billing

WASHINGTON (AP) - T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ky. gay marriage ban nixed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon.

July 02, 2014 | BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.

July 01, 2014 | RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer | NATION/WORLD


Dems hope decision will energize female supporters

WASHINGTON (AP) - Their Senate majority in peril, anxious Democrats have seized the Supreme Court decision that some companies need not provide birth control to women as fresh evidence of the GOP's "war on women" - an argument they hope will energize female voters who could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama blames GOP for looming highway crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israel buries teens, launches airstrike

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Tuesday mourned the deaths of three teenagers who had been kidnapped over two weeks ago, as the air force targeted dozens of locations in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said, in a surge of violence that followed the discovery of the teens' bodies.

July 01, 2014 | IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 memorable World Cup chants

SAO PAULO (AP) - With "I believe that we will win!" American soccer fans finally have a World Cup chant that doesn't just involve shouting their country's name.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israeli military finds bodies of kidnapped teens

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers on Monday, just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank, allegedly by Hamas militants. The grisly discovery culminated a feverish search that led to Israel's largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and raised fears of renewed fighting with Hamas.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court: Public union can't make nonmembers pay fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boehner won't seek immigration vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, says a White House official, who indicated executive steps Obama could begin promptly as he refocuses immigration enforcement away from the country's interior and on to a Mexican border overrun by children crossing illegally from Central America.

June 30, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN ERICA WERNER | NATION/WORLD


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Edwards' daughter leaves court crying

GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Edwards' daughter left the courtroom crying during testimony on Wednesday about a confrontation between her father and deceased mother over the onetime presidential candidate's extramarital affair.

May 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Will organ donors rise?

NEW YORK - Facebook wants to help you share your organs.

May 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Chinese blind activist goes free

BEIJING - A blind Chinese activist who fled persecution by local officials in his rural town and sparked a diplomatic standoff by holing up in the U.S. Embassy for six days emerged Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety.

May 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama signs agreement for US-Afghan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye) have signed an agreement aimed at cementing a lasting U.S. commitment to Afghanistan after the long and unpopular war comes to an end.

May 01, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 arrested for alleged bridge bomb plot

CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal authorities say five men have been arrested in an alleged plot to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

May 01, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Santorum wants promises from Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP's policy platform represents conservatives' interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.

May 01, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SC teacher arrested for Jew comment

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A middle school teacher in South Carolina has been accused of dragging a student under a table during class, telling the boy "this is what the Nazis do to Jews," police said Monday.

May 01, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Analysts: North Korea's missiles are fake

TOKYO (AP) - A half dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased at a lavish military parade were clumsy fakes, analysts say, casting more doubt on the country's claims of military prowess after its recent rocket launch failure.

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


N.Y. geese causing airplane failings

NEW YORK (AP) - The problem of birds living near some of the nation's busiest airports is coming under renewed scrutiny after two emergency landings in a week and more than three years after the famous ditching of a jetliner in the Hudson River.

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


States could enforce illegal immigration

PHOENIX (AP) - The United States could see an official about-face in the coming months in how it confronts illegal immigration if the Supreme Court follows through on its suggestion that it would let local police enforce the most controversial part of Arizona's immigration law.

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT):

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baby boomers make great volunteers

The latest installment of Aging America, the joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact that will have on the communities in which they live.

April 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ariz. immigration law at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.

April 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama pushes low-rate student loan

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama went after the college vote Tuesday, pitching cheaper student loans as he courted the one age group where he has a decided advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney. The twist? Romney, too, has endorsed the idea, though it's unclear whether deficit-leery Republicans in Congress will go along.

April 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT):

April 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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