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  • Issa challenges Obama executive privilege claim
    Untitled 2012-06-26 17:27:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a vote looming to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a House committee chairman is challenging President Barack Obama's claim of executive privilege, invoked to maintain secrecy for some documents rel...
  • Court ruling leaves Ariz. to rely on feds
    4fe8fee6dd85b.preview-620 2012-06-26 06:27:57 UTC
    PHOENIX (AP) — For all the declarations of victory, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to preserve the "show me your papers" provision in Arizona's immigration law means the state can enforce the statute only with the help of its chief critic: the ...
  • State immigration law challenges to move forward
    Untitled 2012-06-25 20:19:08 UTC
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning key provisions in Arizona's illegal immigration law opens the door for courts to strike down similar provisions in states that have tried to make it a crime to live and work in...
  • State corporate campaign spending limits rejected
    Image 2012-06-25 20:14:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a plea to revisit its 2-year-old campaign finance decision in the Citizens United case and instead struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending. The same five conservat...
  • Final steel beam lifted at 4 World Trade Center
    628x471 2012-06-25 20:10:56 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A final steel beam was lifted Monday atop a new World Trade Center skyscraper — the first expected to open at the site next year since the twin towers were decimated on 9/11. With BeBe Winans singing "God Bless America," workers...
  • Debby soaks Fla.; gov declares statewide emergency
    4fe8a733a2c6c.image 2012-06-25 20:06:09 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Debby drenched Florida with heavy rains, flooded low-lying neighborhoods and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses as it lingered off the state's coast Monday. The governor declared a statewide...
  • Court: No automatic life without parole for kids
    94307-004-b97ff416 2012-06-25 19:58:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The 5-4 decision is in line with others the co...
  • Obama to Hispanics on immigrants: I see my kids
    Untitled 2012-06-24 21:06:41 UTC
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a strikingly personal appeal, renewed his call for an overhaul of America's immigration laws before a supportive Latino audience Friday. He portrayed rival Mitt Romney as an obstacle to meas...
  • US strikes cautious, but hopeful tone in Egypt
    Jay_carney_insert_17_cmichael_key 2012-06-24 20:50:26 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Sunday congratulated Egypt's president-elect, Mohammed Morsi, and urged him to reach out to all parties and segments of society as he forms a new government. Striking a cautious but hopeful tone, a statement...
  • Issa: No evidence so far of White House cover-up
    Likelihood-of-contempt-vote-against-ag-rises-8g1n4a3c-x-large 2012-06-24 20:11:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress doesn't have any evidence so far of a White House cover-up involving a botched gun-tracking operation, a top Republican said Sunday, countering the House speaker's assertion that President Barack Obama or his aides delib...
  • Monsignor convicted for covering up abuse claims
    Untitled 2012-06-23 16:35:31 UTC
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Monsignor William Lynn helped the Archdiocese of Philadelphia keep predator-priests in ministry, and the public in the dark, by telling parishes their priests were being removed for health reasons and then sending the men to un...
  • Sandusky lawyers raise appeal issue on timing
    0622-sandusky-guilty.jpg_full_600 2012-06-24 01:35:11 UTC
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyers said Saturday they tried to quit at the start of jury selection in his child sex abuse trial because they weren't given enough time to prepare, raising an argument on the trial's speed that could bec...
  • FACT CHECK: Romney's immigration promises
    Romney 2012-06-22 15:52:07 UTC
    Publishable Editors Notes: EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at statements by political candidates and how well they adhere to the facts. WASHINGTON (AP) — Courting Hispanic voters, Mitt Romney is promising to ease the path to a green car...
  • Poll: Romney closes in on Obama, economic angst up
    Obama-romney 2012-06-21 20:45:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting a swell of economic anxiety, President Barack Obama has lost much of the narrow lead he held just a month ago over Mitt Romney and the two now are locked in a virtually even race for the White House, according to a new A...
  • Sandusky jury back deliberating sex abuse case
    Jerry_sandusky_ap120210130676_fullwidth_620x350 2012-06-22 17:07:22 UTC
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial listened again Friday to testimony from a key prosecution witness against the former Penn State assistant football coach, then went back behind closed doors for a second day o...
  • Romney: I'll tackle immigration in 'civil' manner
    Untitled 2012-06-21 19:57:50 UTC
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Backing off the harsh rhetoric of the Republican primaries, Mitt Romney pledged Thursday to address illegal immigration "in a civil but resolute manner." He outlined plans to overhaul the green card system for immigra...
  • Defense rests without calling Sandusky to testify
    4fe204bf61d45.preview-620 2012-06-20 22:34:26 UTC
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyers finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant football coach to the stand to rebut child sex abuse allegations that could put him in prison for the rest of ...
  • 3 US soldiers, 18 Afghans killed in suicide attack
    539w 2012-06-20 22:24:48 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed 21 people including three U.S. soldiers at a checkpoint in a packed market in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday — the third assault targeting Americans in as many days. The daily violence is thre...
  • Romney says Rubio being 'thoroughly vetted'
    Untitled 2012-06-20 05:47:18 UTC
    HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Tuesday that his campaign is "thoroughly vetting" Marco Rubio as it searches for a running mate despite reports that the Florida senator is not being considered. ABC News ...
  • 911 call details moments after King found in pool
    Untitled 2012-06-20 05:41:18 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rodney King's fiancee said in a frantic 911 call that she threw a shovel to try to rouse him after she woke to the sounds of a fall and found him at the bottom of his swimming pool. Cynthia Kelley repeatedly implored authorit...
  • THE RACE: Obama, Romney grapple with euro crisis
    Untitled 2012-06-18 20:21:07 UTC
    President Barack Obama is out of the country for a few days but hardly off the campaign trail. He's attending a summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, of 20 world leaders and the top agenda item — the European debt mess — will likely influence the U.S. p...
  • Parties are worlds apart on how to fix economy
    Untitled 2012-06-18 20:08:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are desperate for work, runaway government spending clouds the future and Democratic and Republican candidates are busy making one thing clear: They're light years apart on what to do about it. They do ag...
  • Romney diverts bus in Pennsylvania to avoid Dems
    Romney_diverts_bus_in_pennsylvania_to_avoid_dems_ 2012-06-16 18:32:36 UTC
    QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Mitt Romney has changed the route of his campaign bus tour through Pennsylvania after Democrats planned to show up and challenge him at one stop. Romney intended to visit a gas station and convenience store in Quakertown,...
  • Obama calls on lawmakers to end gridlock
    120509050614_barack-obama 2012-06-18 00:56:12 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to end partisan gridlock and pass proposals he says would put Americans back to work. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says GOP lawmakers "haven't lifted a finger" o...
  • Obama, world want bold signs from Europe at G-20
    600_obama_speech_ap_120615 2012-06-18 00:13:14 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — With global anxiety rising, President Barack Obama is searching for bolder, swifter signals from Europe that it will contain its financial mess and keep it from torpedoing the U.S. economy and his re-election chances along with it. ...