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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


victory for Hobby LObby from Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Faith valuable for Southern Dems

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter's grandson, stepped into the pulpit of South Columbus United Methodist Church for a Palm Sunday sermon and offered a message of Christian responsibility to the poor, with his phone in hand.

June 30, 2014 | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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


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Rat tales abound in NYC after Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) - At the height of Superstorm Sandy, city residents watching seawater pour into the subway system couldn't help but wonder: What will become of all the rats?

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. executes man who killed college students

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia has executed a 38-year-old inmate convicted of killing two college students in 1995.

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP senators are treading carefully with tea party

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice burned, Republicans are treading carefully around tea party groups as they pursue a Senate majority that slipped through their fingers in 2010 and 2012.

February 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Harvick wins 1st duel for 2nd victory at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Perfect so far at Speedweeks, Kevin Harvick has positioned himself as the favorite to win the Daytona 500.

February 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flu shot did poor job against worst bug in seniors

ATLANTA (AP) - This year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting senior citizens from the harshest strain this season, proving only 9 percent effective, the government said Thursday.

February 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. high court dismisses request to stay execution

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has dismissed a request for a stay by a Georgia death row inmate whose execution is set for Thursday.

February 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NTSB: Plane aborted landing, hit utility pole

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) - A small plane aborted its landing at a Georgia airport before it hit a 60-foot utility pole and crashed, killing five people onboard and leaving two hurt, federal authorities said Thursday.

February 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks keep sliding on weak data, Fed qualms

U.S. stocks continued a two-day slide Thursday on weak economic data and concern about the Federal Reserve's resolve to keep juicing the market.

February 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US Supreme Court denies stay for Ga. inmate Cook

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request by Georgia death row inmate Andrew Cook to delay his execution.

February 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks slip following homebuilding slowdown

NEW YORK (AP) - Caterpillar helped drag the stock market lower Wednesday after the industrial giant reported weaker worldwide sales. A mixed report on housing also weighed on the market.

February 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. House approves regulations for pain clinics

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a proposal that calls for the state to license and regulate businesses that call themselves pain management clinics.

February 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More scare tactics from Obama administration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may have to shorten the workweek for the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers.

February 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


It's Congress fault

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry says the greatest challenge to U.S. foreign policy is not emerging China or Middle East instability. It's Congress.

February 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State asks U.S. Court to halt execution

ATLANTA (AP) - The state of Georgia is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a federal appeals court order temporarily halting the execution of a death row inmate.

February 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Greek yogurt popular with adults, will kids bite?

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Greek yogurt is taking over the dairy aisle, but will kids bite?

February 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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