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Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as... more »»

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that... more »»

Judge blocks Louisiana law that kept refugee from marrying

March 23, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge presided, and the beaming couple embraced teary-eyed well-wishers when it was over. more »»

California may face 'significant risk' from dam

March 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is not just fighting nature as it attempts to repair the nation's tallest dam, badly damaged last month by surging storm waters. It's also racing the clock. more »»

Official: Sword death of black man is "assault" on diversity

March 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. more »»

Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed case

March 23, 2017

Parents of learning disabled students say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling will make it easier for them to insist on appropriate services for their children, and harder for the schools to say no. more »»

Defense to begin in trial of Penn State's former president

March 23, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The defense is set to begin presenting its case in the criminal trial of Penn State's former presiden. more »»

Teen accused of helping friend shoot girl in head

March 23, 2017

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A second teenager was ordered to stand trial Wednesday by a juvenile court judge who determined there's sufficient evidence to suggest he helped plan an attack that ended with... more »»

Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump

March 23, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump resigned Wednesday from the Republican Party. more »»

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

March 23, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's... more »»

Trucker: 'Surreal' to be topic of Supreme Court nomination

March 23, 2017

DETROIT (AP) — During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an... more »»

Top prosecutor pleads not guilty in gifts-for-favors case

March 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor pleaded not guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges on Wednesday as pressure mounted from the mayor and others for him to resign. more »»

Nevada backs Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadline

March 23, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada on Wednesday became the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. more »»

Jury decides death penalty for man, 24, in Las Vegas killing

March 23, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Las Vegas decided a 24-year-old man should become the youngest person on Nevada's death row for the 2011 rape, killing and mutilation of a 15-year-old girl who had... more »»

APNewsBreak: California may face 'significant risk' from dam

March 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is courting a "very significant risk" if a damaged spillway on the nation's tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state's plan for the... more »»

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

March 22, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's... more »»

 
 
 

 

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