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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


GM won't limit ignition switch crash compensation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors' money to victims of crashes in GM small cars - provided they can prove the cars' ignition switches caused the crash.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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N.C. vote shows gay marriage still divisive

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama faced mounting pressure Wednesday to express support for same-sex marriage after a setback for gay-rights advocates in North Carolina.

May 09, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Where Wild Things Are' author dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Maurice Sendak didn't think of himself as a children's author, but as a writer who told the truth about childhood.

May 08, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks lower after Euro. elections

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening mostly lower after angry voters in Greece and France rejected painful budget cuts.

May 07, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Al-Qaida releases video of hostage

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.

May 07, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Supermoon due tonight

NEW YORK - The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual.

May 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


U.S. hiring slows w/ 115K Jobs Added

(WASHINGTON) - U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April for the second straight month, a sobering reminder that the economy remains weak.

May 04, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Vogue moves to limit too-young,skinny models

NEW YORK - Vogue magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too young and too thin is no longer in.

May 04, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Military commanders warned to get troops in line

WASHINGTON (AP) - From tasteless photos to urinating on dead insurgents, bad behavior by U.S. troops in Afghanistan has hampered America's war effort over the past year, triggering a broad new campaign by defense leaders to improve discipline in the ranks.

May 04, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


14-year-old shoots federal agent father

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy was arrested Thursday after shooting and killing his father, a federal agent, as he sat in the family room of their suburban home, authorities said.

May 03, 2012 | GREG RISLING, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Health care overturn could freeze Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare's payment system, the unseen but vital network that handles 100 million monthly claims, could freeze up if President Barack Obama's health care law is summarily overturned, the administration has quietly informed the courts.

May 03, 2012 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bin Laden's last words go online

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and the loss of trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.

May 03, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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


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