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  • Obama to GOP: 'Listen to the will of the American people' on immigration

    President Obama on Wednesday urged House Republicans to “listen to the will of the American people” and bring immigration reform for a vote.

  • Amid reports of imminent executive action, Obama urges House to move on immigration reform

    President Obama released a statement on Wednesday urging the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Va. justices hear former Dem activist's appeal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court heard competing arguments Wednesday on whether a judge erred in conducting a single trial for a former Democratic Party official charged with molesting three children. In May 2012, an Arlington County Circuit Court jury convicted Michael Armin...

  • Man pleads guilty in shooting at Va. college

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of...

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on...

  • Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

    TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court decided the company, which was a trading platform and storehouse for the bitcoin virtual currency, would...

  • Optim creditor says Bill Gates is owner, not lender: Bankruptcy roundup

    Cascade Investment LLC, which invests for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, should be treated as the owner, not a secured lender, of bankrupt Optim Energy LLC, according to the energy company’s largest unsecured creditor.

  • D.C. Drivers Must Get New Licenses

    City officials say All 540,000 holders of D.C. driver’s licenses and other official ID cards will have to have them updated at local DMV offices to qualify for a new Real ID license approved by the...

  • Paul Weller's children win lawsuit over pictures

    LONDON (AP) — The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a newspaper website. Lawyers for the former front man of The Jam and his family sued Associated Newspapers over images of daughter Dylan and twin sons John Paul and Bowie...

  • Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses. The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to common shareholders of $514 million. That's compares with earnings of $1.11 billion a year earlier....

  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

    BEIJING (AP) — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if...

  • Obama administration planning fixes to immigration law in coming weeks

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month told House Democrats he'll take action in the next few weeks on “fixes” to immigration law, most likely dealing with deportation.

  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law...

  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy. The company revealed its strategy late Tuesday in a motion filed in a federal court case in Corpus Christi, Texas, surrounding...

  • Ga. judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

    REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions from reaching store shelves. Following a hearing in rural Tattnall...



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