- Judge orders removal of San Diego war cross Updated: Dec-12-13 10:02 pm
- Gridlock in the Senate, progress in the House Updated: Dec-12-13 9:47 pm
- Brennan's battle in New Orleans takes a new turn Updated: Dec-12-13 8:07 pm
- Federal judge, jury dismiss claims by Iowa lawyer Updated: Dec-12-13 7:47 pm
- Battle for historic eatery takes a new turn Updated: Dec-12-13 7:41 pm
- House OKs defense bill dealing with sexual assault Updated: Dec-12-13 7:17 pm
- Budget peace breaks out - after Boehner tough talk Updated: Dec-12-13 7:14 pm
- Court: High school killer not eligible for release Updated: Dec-12-13 6:30 pm
- Hearing begins in case over Ark. gay marriage ban Updated: Dec-12-13 6:22 pm
- Family feud: Boehner takes on GOP critics on right Updated: Dec-12-13 5:49 pm
- Ex-BP engineer isn't expected to testify at trial Updated: Dec-12-13 5:31 pm
- Appeals court upholds ruling for Neb. railroad Updated: Dec-12-13 4:36 pm
- Nov. 3 trial date set for NY embassy bombings case Updated: Dec-12-13 4:08 pm
- Correction: Closing Courthouse-Mississippi story Updated: Dec-12-13 3:33 pm
- Sherwood group concerned about schools settlement Updated: Dec-12-13 3:32 pm
- Ex-cop's acquittal brings stirs Katrina memories Updated: Dec-12-13 3:20 pm
- Judge: No quick trial on NC voting law changes Updated: Dec-12-13 2:31 pm
- Putin defends Russian conservative values Updated: Dec-12-13 2:29 pm
- Greece a month away from key bailout target Updated: Dec-12-13 2:27 pm
- Animal care questioned at National Zoo amid cuts Updated: Dec-12-13 1:06 pm
- US data add to Fed tapering fears in markets Updated: Dec-12-13 12:14 pm
- Thai protesters cut power, water to PM's offices Updated: Dec-12-13 11:14 am
- Shaheen: NH fed judge nominee 'outstanding' Updated: Dec-12-13 10:35 am
- 2 Ind. plants get $15M in clean-energy credits Updated: Dec-12-13 9:23 am
- Futures fall as many see end to US bond buying Updated: Dec-12-13 9:16 am
SAN DIEGO - A judge on Thursday ordered that a war memorial cross atop a San Diego mountain be removed from federal property in 90 days but said the ruling would be put on hold if it is appealed.
WASHINGTON - A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening to repeal this or shut down that.
NEW ORLEANS - The struggle for control of the shuttered Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans has taken a new turn: A federal appeals court has issued a ruling that essentially puts Theodore "Ted" Brennan and his daughter in charge - reversing a lower court ruling in favor of Ted's brother, Owen "Pip" Brennan.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A federal judge and a jury on Thursday dismissed age and disability discrimination claims by a former prosecutor who says she was treated differently and subsequently fired after her new boss joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sioux City.
NEW ORLEANS - The struggle for control of the shuttered Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans has taken a new turn with a federal appeals court ruling that essentially puts Theodore "Ted" Brennan and his daughter in charge - reversing a lower court ruling in favor of Ted's brother, Owen "Pip" Brennan.
WASHINGTON - The House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive defense policy bill Thursday that aims to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, cover the cost of combat pay for the nation's war-fighters, and fund new aircraft and ships.
WASHINGTON - Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure's defeat.
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Supreme Court has denied the release of a man convicted as a 15-year-old of the 1990 rape and killing of a high school classmate, though the justices held that the time he earned off his sentence could still function to reduce the time he has left in prison.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Lawyers for the state and the Faulkner County clerk asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to allow gay marriages in Arkansas.
WASHINGTON - After years of bitter friction within Republican circles, House Speaker John Boehner is lashing out against hard-line conservative and tea party groups - the latest GOP establishment figure to join the increasingly public battle roiling the party.
NEW ORLEANS - A former BP drilling engineer isn't expected to testify at his trial on charges he deleted text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
OMAHA, Nebraska - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that found U.S. border officials exceeded their authority when they imposed multimillion-dollar fines against Union Pacific Corp. for failing to discover illegal drugs in railcars that crossed into the country from Mexico.
NEW YORK - A federal judge said Thursday he might use two juries at an embassy bombings trial next year so that evidence against one defendant won't taint jurors hearing the case against the others.
JACKSON, Mississippi - In a Dec. 11 story on the closing of the federal courtroom in Meridian, The Associated Press erroneously reported the closing was in a bill passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to President Barack Obama. The bill only addressed the judicial division boundaries in the Southern District of Mississippi and does not address the courtroom closure. The decision to close the Meridian courtroom was made by the Judicial Conference, a body independent of Congress.
SHERWOOD, Arkansas - A group that has been pushing for formation of a separate school district for Sherwood wants to change a provision in the proposed settlement of a decades-old desegregation lawsuit for Little Rock-area public schools.
NEW ORLEANS - Lingering memories from Hurricane Katrina were evident in New Orleans as residents considered the acquittal of ex-cop David Warren.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A federal judge has ruled there will be no trial on North Carolina's Republican-backed voting law changes until after the 2014 elections, though she signaled motions will be considered to bar the measures from taking effect until the case is resolved.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin cast Russia Thursday as a defender of conservative values against the "genderless and infertile" Western tolerance that he said equates good and evil.
ATHENS, Greece - Greece is close to reaching a central target of its bailout agreements with international lenders, after beating expectations for its budget performance in the first 11 months of the year, the Finance Ministry said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian's National Zoo has found serious problems with its animal care and management of various creatures kept in the Cheetah Conservation Station over the past year, and the zoo's director said Thursday that he is looking at changes to the operation amid budget cuts.
LONDON - Growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus as early as next week weighed on global stock markets Thursday.
BANGKOK - Anti-government protesters in Thailand cut off electricity to the prime minister's office compound on Thursday while their leaders met with businesspeople to explain why they want to oust the caretaker government before upcoming elections.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling on her colleagues to support Landya McCafferty's nomination to serve as the next federal district court judge in New Hampshire.
KOKOMO, Indiana - A federal agency has awarded two Indiana manufacturers more than $15 million in tax credits intended to boost their production of clean energy equipment.
NEW YORK - Stock futures slid Thursday as prospects for a budget deal and a stream of healthy economic news upped the odds that the U.S. will begin weaning the economy off of its aggressive monetary policies.