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  • AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama’s health law

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama’s prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought…

  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, March 2, the 61st day of 2015. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2, 1965, the movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical…

  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, March 2, the 61st day of 2015. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2, 1965, the movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical…

  • Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of “merciless strikes” against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang…

  • Los Angeles police shoot, kill man after Skid Row struggle

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police shot and killed a man Sunday who struggled with officers on a sidewalk in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The officers, who were answering a…

  • Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

    BARLONYO, Uganda (AP) — This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp…

  • Britain’s Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

    BEIJING (AP) — Prince William presented China’s president with a large envelope Monday containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first official visit to mainland China by…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe; opposition blames Kremlin for the killing MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian…

  • Estonia’s ruling pro-Western Reform Party wins election

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country’s general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. With all votes…

  • GOP senators pledge help if court bars health law subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three leading Republican senators are promising to help millions of people who may lose federal health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court invalidates a pillar of President Barack Obama’s health care law.…

  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM’s speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S.…

  • Broadcasters propose FIFA election debate to Blatter, rivals

    LONDON (AP) — Sepp Blatter and his three FIFA presidential election rivals have been invited to participate in a television debate by the BBC and Sky. The London-based broadcasters have written to the candidates proposing…

  • Argentine president: late prosecutor had also praised her

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Sunday the prosecutor who had accused her of a criminal cover-up had also praised her, characterizing the late Alberto Nisman’s actions as contradictory in a…

  • Party of Lesotho’s prime minister ahead in election results

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The party of Lesotho’s prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political…

  • Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it’s a week to invoke America’s civil rights struggles from past to present. The nation’s first black president plans a speech Saturday from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in…