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Manning to face gravest charge

Manning to face gravest charge

WASHINGTON - A military judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a far-reaching charge that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning aided the enemy when he gave hundreds of thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks, an online repository of secrets from the U.S. government as well as other nations and cor…

July 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Citing Obama declaration, judge halts intrusive Gitmo searches

WASHINGTON - A federal judge called a halt to genital pat-downs of Guantanamo Bay detainees who are meeting with attorneys.

July 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Backers of same-sex marriage revel in court's limited rulings

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court made history while it set up new challenges Wednesday with two victories for marriage equality.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Natural human genes can't be patented, says unanimous high court

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that naturally occurring human genes may not be patented, potentially opening up commercial and scientific terrain to more freewheeling exploration.

June 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Federal watching rampant these days

WASHINGTON - Welcome to the new normal, the U.S. national security state that's grown like mad since the 9/11 terrorist attacks nearly a dozen years ago.

June 08, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Diplomat in court in alleged US-visa-for-bribe scheme

WASHINGTON - The Foreign Service officer accused of selling hundreds of visas to residents of Vietnam made his first appearance in a D.C. court Tuesday, as more details of the alleged conspiracy came to light.

June 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Foreign Service officer in Vietnam linked to money-for-visa scam

WASHINGTON - A State Department official "received several million dollars in bribes" from Vietnamese residents seeking visas, according to newly public court documents.

May 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

GOP steps up 'combatant' issue

WASHINGTON - A legal and political fight has begun over whether the wounded ethnic Chechen suspected of being one of two Boston Marathon bombers should be treated as an enemy combatant, instead of as a conventional criminal.

April 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'Captured! The terror is over'

'Captured! The terror is over'

BOSTON - The search for the Boston Marathon bombers ended Friday to the sound of flash-bang grenades and neighborhood cheers as the second of two Chechen brothers was cornered, captured and taken away in an ambulance.

April 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Justices divided over Arizona voter citizenship law

WASHINGTON - An Arizona law requiring would-be voters to show proof of U.S. citizenship seemed to divide Supreme Court justices Monday in a case important to many states that want to stiffen their own voting standards.

March 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Military wary as Congress wades into laws on sexual assault again

WASHINGTON - Congress stumbled badly the last time it rewrote military law amid a furor over sexual assaults.

March 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Senators fume over AF sex-case dismissal

WASHINGTON - An Air Force general who overturned the sexual assault conviction of a fellow fighter pilot now finds himself caught in a political crossfire that could change military justice; perhaps, some fear, for the worse.

March 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Florida land-use case at Supreme Court may have national impact

WASHINGTON - Coy Koontz Sr. had a plan when he bought 14.9 acres east of Orlando, Fla. It did not, however, include having his son end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fewer blockbusters on Supreme Court's slate for new term

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court justices, who had a summer to cool down from their last heated go-round, return Monday for an October 2012 term that's still taking shape.

October 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Skepticism rules justices' remarks on health law

WASHINGTON - A clearly divided Supreme Court cast serious doubts on the Obama administration's signature health-care law Tuesday, emboldening the Republicans who now are eagerly campaigning to kill it.

March 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Health-care overhaul is set for 3-day high-court review

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will engage this week in a historic three-day showdown over health care, leading to decisions that could ensnare everyone from private citizens to the president of the United States.

March 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

When a 'hero' is a liar, is he protected? Justices to decide

WASHINGTON - Fake hero Xavier Alvarez lied to his fellow Californians.

February 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Justices make it official, will enter fray on disputed health-care law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's announcement Monday that it will consider multiple challenges to the Obama administration's health-care law next year sets the stage for a legal and political blockbuster.

November 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

High court likely to put health-care law on its agenda

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices appear poised to thrust themselves and the Obama administration's signature health-care law smack into the middle of the 2012 election.

November 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Supreme Court to decide if lying about military heroism is legal

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether people who lie about their military courage can be sent to federal prison.

October 17, 2011 4:01 pmLoading…

GOP makes push for mandatory E-Verify

WASHINGTON - A hotly contested bill moving this week would compel employers nationwide to verify worker eligibility via the Internet.

September 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Jack Valenti managed to get buried in Arlington, but others have failed

Jack Valenti managed to get buried in Arlington, but others have failed

WASHINGTON - Jack Valenti won his final and most heartfelt lobbying victory when he was lowered into the ground at Arlington National Cemetery.

April 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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DREAM bill is a work in progress as it moves on

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats are rewriting immigration policy on the fly, in a legalization effort whose long-term consequences remain unclear.

December 12, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Kagan creates little buzz leading up to hearings

Kagan creates little buzz leading up to hearings

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has seemingly spent her life preparing for the center stage she's about to take.

June 27, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Nominee is thin on court work but strong on mentors

WASHINGTON - Some sex-obsessed rappers helped initiate Elena Kagan into the world of appellate advocacy.

May 16, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

High court still facing big cases: corporate role in elections, guns

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court entered its holiday intermission with the starkest drama put off until the second act.

January 03, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

White House to assess Ariz. immigrant case

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will enter the politically tricky immigration arena, courtesy of the Supreme Court.

November 03, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Serrano peppers join jalapenos as suspects in salmonella ills

WASHINGTON — Food-safety investigators said Wednesday they found a contaminated pepper sample on a Mexican ranch, further pinpointing at least one of the sources for a salmonella outbreak that has poisoned consumers across the nation and roiled the produce industry.

July 31, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Requiring photo ID to vote upheld

Requiring photo ID to vote upheld

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld state requirements that voters show photo identification cards before casting ballots.

April 29, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Illegal-worker court ruling yields odd paradox

WASHINGTON — Federal law prohibits hiring illegal immigrants, but it also requires companies to bargain with unions that represent them.

January 09, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

César Chávez site recognition sought

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers will take another modest step Tuesday toward saluting the legacy of Arizona-born farm-labor leader César Chávez.

July 10, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Court thwarts 'atomic vets' suits for info

WASHINGTON — Radiation exposure took Alice Broudy's husband a generation ago.

August 26, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

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