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Immigration fight heads to federal appeals court

In a key test of President Barack Obama's efforts to overhaul immigration law without congressional action, administration lawyers will on Friday ask a federal appeals court to lift an injunction blocking his executive action meant to help undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

The terror of Boko Haram

Katie Couric looks at the rise of one of the world's most feared extremist groups.

As U.S. gay-marriage battle looms, attorneys fight over fees

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a historic constitutional showdown over gay marriage looms this month at the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys are fighting over another bitterly disputed issue: their fees. The battles over billables...Show More Summary

Oklahoma reserve deputy records falsified: newspaper

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office supervisors were ordered to falsify training records for a white reserve deputy who fatally shot a black suspect, an Oklahoma newspaper reported on Thursday. The Tulsa World newspaper cited anonymous sources...Show More Summary

Supervisors ordered to falsify training records for Tulsa reserve deputy: Report

The Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy who accidentally shot and killed an unarmed suspect after confusing a stun gun with a handgun got firearms certification for field training he never received, the Tulsa World newspaper reports...

U.S. judges raise doubts about early challenge for EPA carbon rules

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the first legal test of the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, two of three federal judges hearing a challenge to the regulations on Thursday expressed skepticism about weighing in before they are formally adopted. Show More Summary

Eugene awarded 2021 world athletics championships

The United States will stage the world athletics championships for the first time after Eugene was surprisingly named as the 2021 host on Thursday. Eugene, the second largest city in the state of Oregon, lost out to Doha for the right to host the 2019 championships at a secret ballot held in Monaco earlier this year. Show More Summary

Los Angeles schools seeking refund over botched iPad plan: LA Times

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking a refund from Apple Inc over the district's bungled $1.3 billion effort to supply students with iPads, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday. The district's initiative,...Show More Summary

Pacquiao on Mayweather: 'The Lord… will deliver him into my hands'

The prizefighter opens up to Katie Couric about his past and his life outside of the ring.

Jurors in James Holmes trial have ties to Columbine

The State of Colorado v. James Holmes finally has a jury: 19 women, five men and a host of potential concerns.

Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder

The conviction of the former NFL star carries a sentence of automatic life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Details emerge about jury picked for Colorado theater shooting trial

The State of Colorado v. James Holmes finally has a jury: 19 women, five men and a host of potential concerns.

U.S. investigating online leak of senior officials' home addresses: CBS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating the online leak of home addresses of senior officials and former officials from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Chicago expected to approve $5.25 million for police cases

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council is expected to approve on Wednesday $5.25 million in settlements in two alleged police misconduct cases: the fatal shooting of a black teenager and a botched manslaughter investigation involving a former mayor's nephew. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio's presidential announcement

The 43-year-old GOP senator presents himself as a youthful, next-generation candidate.

'What’s that noise?' Plane takes off with worker in cargo hold

An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing because a worker got trapped inside the cargo hold. How did it happen?

5 things to know about Tax Day: For most, it's not that bad

Wednesday is the deadline for filing income tax returns, a day filled with dread for many.

Boston marks somber second anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The city of Boston faces a somber day on Wednesday as it marks the second anniversary of the bombing attack on its marathon that killed three people and injured 264. Mayor Martin Walsh plans to mark...Show More Summary

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