Issa challenges Obama executive privilege claim
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2012-06-22 15:52:07 UTC
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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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.