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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions from owning guns. The justices rejected arguments that the law covers only intentional or knowing acts of abuse and not those...
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met top officials from the European Union and Britain on Monday, telling both sides to act responsibly as they start figuring out how to make good on last week's historic decision by British voters to leave the EU. He also...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost eight years after electing a black president, vast majorities of blacks and Hispanics think President Barack Obama at least tried to make race relations in the United States better, according to a poll released Monday. But only about half of whites think...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Hillary Clinton considers her choices for vice president, she's seriously weighing the potential negative impact her decision could have on Democratic efforts to retake control of the Senate, according to party members familiar with her thinking. She's also...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Benghazi panel said in a report Monday that security at the Libya facility the night of Sept. 11, 2012 was "woefully inadequate," but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI Director James Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name. "You will notice that I am not using the killer's name, and I will try not to do that,"...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials. McDonnell had been found guilty in 2014 of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were only a veiled...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that makes it harder to prosecute elected officials accused of bribery. The justices ruled the jury received faulty instructions about...