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Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 annoucing that he and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt are filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado's legalization of marijuana violates the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

Thursday, December 18, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado’s legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into neighboring states. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said the states have filed a lawsuit seeking a court order to prevent Colorado from enforcing the measure that was approved by voters in … 0

European court rules obesity can be a disability

Thursday, December 18, 2014

LONDON — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff. The ruling, which is binding across the EU, has such profound implications for employment law that … 0

Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in Nigeria

Thursday, December 18, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185 in an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April, witnesses said Thursday. In Sunday night’s attack on the village of Gumburi, most of the kidnapped were young women, children and members of a civilian … 0

Pakistani Taliban strike school, killing at least 141

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan suffered the worst terrorist attack of a seven-year Taliban insurgency Tuesday when militants rampaged through an army-run high school in the northern city of Peshawar, killing at least 141 people, mostly students, in what the … 0

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings committed suicide

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PENNSBURG, Pa. — An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead of self-inflicted knife wounds Tuesday in the woods, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed suburban Philadelphia schools and … 0

Cosby won’t be charged over molestation claim

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. The rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors came … 0

Jeb Bush (almost) announces; he’ll ‘explore’ candidacy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party’s next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all but declaring his candidacy for president more than a year before the first primaries. Bush, … 0

US judge says Obama immigration action invalid

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Pittsburgh is declaring that President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab says Obama’s order in November designed to spare millions living illegally in the United States from deportation amounts to “unilateral legislative action” in … 0

Apple wins class-action iPod lawsuit

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. — After just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players. The eight-member jury in … 0

Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months. The legislation was a compromise that angered liberals and conservatives alike but avoided a government … 0

Captive audience

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

By JEFF BAENEN Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Harpist Terry Tacheny had long enjoyed taking her young daughters to Como Zoo in St. Paul, Minn. — except for the Primate House, where she thought the gorillas, orangutans … 0

Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

Monday, December 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 8-1 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts said that such a … 0

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

Monday, December 15, 2014

LONDON — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada’s Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas’ capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. An Al-Qaida-inspired assailant hacked an off-duty soldier to death … 0