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  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:01:14 GMT

    Today in History

  • Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:33:54 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

  • McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:07:36 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

  • Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:06:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Using the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69.

  • Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:37:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign pledge to increase the use of planet-warming fossil fuels.

  • Labor secretary nominee faces Senate hearing, for 4th time

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate.

  • Transcript: Donald Trump's news conference at White House

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:56:02 GMT

    President Donald Trump defended his presidency, slammed reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and promised to crack down on the leaking of classified information in a news conference Thursday at the White House. Here is the full transcript:

  • Senate hearing ahead, labor nominee has been there before

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:26:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate.

  • Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:30:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a surer bet to fill out his Cabinet, President Donald Trump on Thursday moved quickly to name law school dean Alexander Acosta as his new choice for labor secretary — a day after Andrew Puzder abruptly withdrew from consideration.

  • Senate hearings for Supreme Court pick to begin March 20

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:55:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, on March 20.

  • Supreme Court Justice Breyer talks art _ in French

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:03:21 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has given a talk — entirely in French — about the artistry of courtroom sketches.

  • AP Explains: Trump's options for restoring travel ban

    Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:57:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised more legal action after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump tweeted "SEE YOU IN COURT" after the decision came out Thursday, but what he has in mind remains to be seen.

  • The next steps in the legal fight over Trump's travel ban

    Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:21:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised more legal action after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump tweeted "SEE YOU IN COURT" after the decision came out Thursday, but what he has in mind remains to be seen.

  • Late-night comedy rushes in to the Trump era

    Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:57:36 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's ads promoting John Oliver on "Last Week Tonight" depict him cowering behind a desk, with the tag line, "Scary times call for a scared man."

  • Trump playing catch-up to fill top government posts

    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:36:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Senate confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump filled another important post in his new government. Only 685 to go.

  • Gorsuch would be 8th man to hold 'Justice Scalia's seat'

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:14:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, he was thinking about history.

  • Travel ban decision in hands of federal appeals court judges

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:06:10 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court will decide whether to reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban after a contentious hearing in which the judges hammered away at the administration's motivations for the ban, but also directed pointed questions to an attorney for two states trying to overturn it.

  • 'Justice Scalia's seat' has a history going back 150 years

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:43:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, he was thinking about history.

  • Trump travel ban in hands of federal appeals court

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:41:43 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court will decide whether to reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban after a contentious hearing in which the judges hammered away at the administration's motivations for the ban, but also directed pointed questions to an attorney for two states trying to overturn it.

  • Judges hammer attorneys on both sides of travel ban case

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:57:09 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban faced its toughest test yet Tuesday as a panel of appeals court judges hammered away at the administration's claim that the ban was motivated by terrorism fears while also directing pointed questions to an attorney challenging the executive order on grounds that it unconstitutionally targeted Muslims.

  • Appeals court hammers on government arguments for travel ban

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:22:43 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump's travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government's arguments that the ban was motivated by concerns about terrorism, but also questioned an attorney who said it unconstitutionally targeted Muslims.