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  • Q&A on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:43:29 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if the full court rehears the case and tosses more counts, Blagojevich's chances of shaving significant time off his 14-year prison term would improve.

  • Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:40:46 GMT

    LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.

  • Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:33:40 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:21:21 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.

  • Paper: FBI investigating security of Clinton emails

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:04:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

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  • Virginia Man Gets Married 3 Times, Gets Arrested for Bigamy

    2015-08-04T18:57:07Z

    In what appears to be a case more about a divorce misunderstanding than an episode of Sister Wives, a Virginia man has been arrested for having multiple wives without ever getting divorced. Frank Ernest Blake, Jr. was charged with two counts of bigamy and two counts of forgery, the latter......

  • Can Undocumented Immigrants Get Health Care?

    2015-08-04T17:01:11Z

    Navigating the health care system can be a struggle for anyone. Simply getting access to health care may be impossible for some undocumented immigrants. Can undocumented immigrants get Obamacare coverage? Can they be covered by an employer or under a family member’s plan? The answers to these questions may depend......

  • Conan O'Brien Sued for Stealing Jokes From Twitter

    2015-08-03T21:44:40Z

    Stop me if you've heard this one: two guys walk onto a plane... Actually, I read that one on Twitter. At least, that's what one long-time joke writer is saying about a joke Conan O'Brien told on-air, allegedly the same night the writer posted it online. Coincidence? Or yet another......

  • Florida Gun Shop Says It's 'Muslim-free', Gets Sued

    2015-08-03T19:58:54Z

    Whether for religious or political reasons, it seems like small business owners are constantly testing the boundaries of their right to refuse service to certain customers. Despite the fact that such discrimination is wrong on moral grounds and that turning away paying customers could hurt your bottom line, it......

  • Does Shoplifting Affect My Credit?

    2015-08-03T18:57:08Z

    We usually think of criminal charges and our credit score as two separate issues. But when a store is coming after you over a shoplifting incident, you might be worried that one indiscretion could wind up on your criminal and financial record. Here's what you need to know about the......

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:00:06 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, August 5, the 217th day of 2015. There are 148 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Obama says US must step up care for aging Americans

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:18:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Monday of an increasing urgency for the U.S. to care for older Americans as millions of baby boomers head into their golden years.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

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  • Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:33:40 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:21:21 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.

  • Paper: FBI investigating security of Clinton emails

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:04:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

  • Mexico journalist seeking refuge in capital never felt safe

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:01:04 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Everything was fine as of 2:13 p.m. Friday.

  • Triple homicide investigated as ritualistic killing

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:59:49 GMT

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A triple homicide in Florida is being investigated as a possible ritualistic killing connected to the recent blue moon, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Political News

  • China ordains 1st Catholic bishop since 2012 amid tensions

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:58:11 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years amid tensions between Beijing and the Vatican and a strained relationship between the Chinese leadership and the Christian religion in general.

  • Historian Robert Conquest, Soviet regime expert, dies at 98

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:57:01 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98.

  • Q&A on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:43:29 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if the full court rehears the case and tosses more counts, Blagojevich's chances of shaving significant time off his 14-year prison term would improve.

  • Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:40:46 GMT

    LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.

  • Widow of ex-South Korean leader arrives in North Korea

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:34:49 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung arrived in North Korea on Wednesday for a four-day visit.