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  • Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:42:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

  • Arizona joins other states in allowing gay unions

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:38:11 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors were a couple for 50 years before they told friends and family about their relationship.

  • In turn, gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:34:37 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, a sharp turn for a state that became ground zero in the clash over gay rights less than a year ago when the state Legislature passed a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians.

  • Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona, couples wed

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:14:51 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, a sharp turn for a state that became ground zero in the clash over gay rights less than a year ago when the state Legislature passed a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians.

  • Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:41:50 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gay marriage became legal Friday in Arizona, a sharp turn in a state that became ground zero in the clash over gay rights less than a year ago when the state Legislature passed a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians.

  • In sharp turn, gay marriage now legal in Arizona

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:36:39 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state's conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state.

  • In sharp turn, gay couples marry in Arizona

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:51:09 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state's conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state.

  • Texas abortion clinics reopen after court reprieve

    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:08:40 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas abortion clinics that closed under tough new restrictions began reopening Wednesday after winning a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court, but the facilities were scheduling women with uncertainty and skeleton staffs.

  • Supreme Court weighs generic drug dispute

    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:51:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems divided as it considers a high-stakes patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis treatment.

  • Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:17:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state.

  • Can dentists bar competition over teeth-whitening?

    Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:49:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Teeth-bleaching isn't brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued Tuesday.

  • Court hears water dispute between Kansas, Nebraska

    Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:42:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered how to resolve a long-running legal fight between Kansas and Nebraska over the use of water from the Republican River.

  • Today in History

    Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:00:03 GMT

    Today is Saturday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2014. There are 81 days left in the year.

  • Courts block voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin

    Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:26:16 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day, and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar Wisconsin measure.

  • US Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin voter ID law

    Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:49:43 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs, overturning a lower court decision that would have put the law in place for the November election.