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Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

WASHINGTON (AP) - Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Feds nix eagle penalties for California wind farm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A rude welcome back for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US advances to World Cup's 2nd round despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court voids abortion clinic protest-free zone

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts Thursday, declaring it an unconstitutional restraint on the free-speech rights of protesters.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

SYDNEY (AP) - Investigators believe the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew on autopilot for hours before crashing into a remote part of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced another shift in the search area for the jet.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flu spray better than shots for young kids

ATLANTA (AP) - When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Crime fear, rumors of refuge draw children to US

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) - On the last day of school, Gladys Chinoy memorized her mother's phone number in New York City and boarded a bus to Guatemala's northern border.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ABC says Muir replacing Sawyer at 'World News'

NEW YORK (AP) - Diane Sawyer is stepping down as anchor of ABC's "World News" in September after nearly five years in the job, to be replaced by her regular substitute, David Muir.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices limit cellphone searches after arrests

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

June 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Archivist: IRS didn't follow law with lost emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive, the nation's top archivist told Congress on Tuesday, in the latest development in the congressional probe of the agency's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

June 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Company plans to mine asteroids for gold

SEATTLE (AP) - Space-faring robots could be extracting gold and platinum from asteroids within 10 years if a new venture backed by two Silicon Valley titans and filmmaker James Cameron goes as planned.

April 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Feds make 1st arrest in BP oil spill case

NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence.

April 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US new-home sales drop 7% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new homes fell in March by the largest amount in more than a year, indicating that the U.S. housing market remains under strain despite some modest signs of improvement.

April 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AP's 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

April 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Out of jail; Zimmerman may be out of Fla.

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman, who slipped out of jail on $150,000 bail in the early morning darkness, went back into hiding Monday and likely fled to another state to avoid threats as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

April 23, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nobel peace winners have annual meeting

CHICAGO (AP) - Poverty, a lack of education and arms proliferation present daunting obstacles, yet peace can be achieved if world leaders are more willing to talk and young people are encouraged to get involved, Nobel Peace Prize winners said Monday at their annual meeting.

April 23, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Social Security's finances hurt by economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - High energy prices and an economy that has been slow to rebound are worsening Social Security's finances, shortening the life of the trust funds that support program by three years, the government said Monday.

April 23, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


No. of Illegal immigrants in U.S. drops

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, a dramatic shift as many illegal workers, already in the U.S. and seeing few job opportunities, return to Mexico.

April 23, 2012 | HOPE YEN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trivial issues fly in White House race

These are the dog days of the presidential race, so to speak.

April 23, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Secret Service joked about Sarah Palin

WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin says the joke's on the ousted Secret Service supervisor who wrote on Facebook that he was "checking her out" while protecting the former Republican vice presidential candidate during the 2008 campaign.

April 20, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fla. judge hearing if Zimmerman can leave jail

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The family of a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin is asking a Florida judge Friday to let him out of jail while he awaits trial, and legal experts say he stands a good chance of being granted bail.

April 20, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP pushes broad business tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans pushed an election-year tax cut for nearly every employer in the country through the House on Thursday, ignoring a White House veto threat as they cast themselves as champions of small business and job creation. Democrats called the plan a budget-busting effort to funnel federal help to those who are already successful.

April 19, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge quits Trayvon Martin case

ORLANDO, Fla. - The judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case has removed herself after George Zimmerman's attorney said she had a possible conflict of interest.

April 18, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Troops posed with corpses for photos

WASHINGTON (AP) - In another embarrassment to the Pentagon, newly published photographs purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan.

April 18, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Is lottery winner a cheat?

Amanda Clayton, 25, was silent during a brief court hearing after spending a night in jail. A not-guilty plea was entered, and her lawyer vowed to fight the charges.

April 17, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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