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  • News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ vote on the international accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most crucial national security decision since lawmakers voted in…

  • Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by her husband of 70 years,…

  • Marine arrested on gun charges on Capitol grounds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine detailed to the office of California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. has been arrested for possession of an unregistered firearm after a loaded .45 caliber handgun was discovered in his…

  • The Latest: Crime scene photos introduced in officer’s trial

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September…

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Aug 3 18,112,975 Statutory debt…

  • Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections. Secretary…

  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Senate’s derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle. Abortion-rights groups…

  • Police, protesters plan for anniversary of Ferguson shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in St. Louis County say they’re expecting a peaceful weekend from protesters marking the anniversary of the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson but that they’ll be…

  • US likely to intervene in Palestinian terror case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is moving closer toward intervening in a high-stakes civil case over Palestinian terror attacks in the early 2000s that killed or wounded Americans. A jury in New York last…

  • American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and…

  • Sandra Bland’s family sues state trooper, wants answers

    HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other…

  • Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he’s as popular as Pope Francis — or so it would seem. The socialist South American…

  • Debate illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there’s the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week’s first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of…

  • Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials…

  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich asks full court to hear appeal

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday asked a full federal appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after three judges recently overturned five of his 18 corruption convictions. The imprisoned…