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WASHINGTON (AP) — Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors' money to victims of crashes in GM small cars — provided they can prove the cars' ignition switches caused the crash. GM links 13 deaths to a defective ignition switch in cars such as the...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman against NBC. Judge Debra Nelson said in an order made public Monday that Zimmerman had failed to show that the news network acted with malice. The judge says the malice standard...
BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Azamat Tazhayakov (AZ'-maht tuh-ZAY'-uh-kahv) is accused of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of...
Update: The court concludes that "there is an alternative to the contraceptive mandate," in the opinion that has now been posted to the Supreme Court's website. It notes that the owners of "closely held for-profit corporations have sincere Christian beliefs that life begins at...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California's law that bars mental counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight. The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the state's ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors doesn'...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says lawsuits by victims' families and survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks can proceed, but without relatives of Osama bin Laden and businesses that allegedly supported al-Qaida before the terrorist attacks as defendants. The justices declined...
ORANGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A woman wounded at a central Pennsylvania gun show during the weekend says she doesn't blame the vendor who shot her accidentally while demonstrating a concealed carry wallet holster. In fact, 25-year-old Krista Gearhart told the (Bloomsburg) Press...
SEATTLE (AP) — The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago. Here are five things to know about challenges facing...
SEATTLE (AP) — Pete O'Neil saw Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids' college tuition. He's paid tens of thousands of dollars in rent on possible locations for a pot-shop chain, hired lawyers and picked out flooring. But...