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WASHINGTON (AP) -- After drawing opposition from both ends of the political spectrum, the $1.1 trillion spending bill cleared for President Barack Obama's signature stands as a triumph of divided government. It's the first of its kind for a while, and may also be the last. "...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal meteorologists say last month was only the globe's seventh warmest November on record. That's the first time since July that a month hasn't broken the record for heat. Still, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate monitoring chief Deke...
SYDNEY (AP) -- A swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman who had held an unknown number of hostages for more than 16 hours. A police spokesman confirmed "the operation is over," but would not...
SOUDERTON, Pa. (AP) — Police on Monday surrounded a home outside Philadelphia where they believe a suspect had barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. The man was suspected of killing five people Monday morning at three different homes, police told WPVI-TV ( http...
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Business is booming in Colorado's mountain resorts, and the addition of recreational marijuana stores this year has attracted customers curious about legalized pot. But there's mounting anxiety that ski towns have embraced stoner culture a little too...
SOUDERTON, Pa. (AP) — Police are surrounding a home outside Philadelphia where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. Police tell WPVI-TV ( http://6abc.cm/1uNlj4A ) the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't make it tougher for defendants in class-action lawsuits to transfer cases from state courts to more business-friendly federal court. The justices on Monday ruled 5-4 in favor of a Michigan energy company that wanted to move a class-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on medical abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that blocked rules that regulate where...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death...