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  • Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election. In one ruling, the court upheld...
  • Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias

    Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias
    Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones. But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
  • Amid outcry over police shootings, departments weighing cop cameras

    Amid outcry over police shootings, departments weighing cop cameras
    It was a police shooting that initially triggered a public outcry similar to the recent confrontations in Ferguson, Mo. In 2011, police in the small community of Rialto in San Bernardino County shot and wounded a man who witnesses later protested was...
  • Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale

    Two coalitions of environmental groups have filed three separate suits against the U.S. Forest Service, hoping to stop what the organizations say is the largest sale of old-growth timber in nearly a generation in America's largest national forest....
  • Education requirements deter many would-be 'Dreamers,' activists say

    Education requirements deter many would-be 'Dreamers,' activists say
    Naira Zapata might seem a typical candidate for the Obama administration's deferred deportation program. Her family smuggled her across the U.S.-Mexican border when she was 12. But Zapata, now 20, dropped out of high school three years ago after...
  • More energy-efficient TV boxes saved about $168 million, industry says

    Consumers saved an estimated $168 million in electricity last year as a result of improved efficiency of television set-top boxes, the industry said in a report released this week. The report was the first annual estimate of the industry's performance...
  • Cape Cod's namesake fish population rapidly disappearing

    Cape Cod's namesake fish population rapidly disappearing
    There aren't enough cod left on Cape Cod. That soon becomes evident to the tourists crowding an observation deck to watch fishermen unload their boats in this picturesque harbor sheltered from the ocean by sandy dunes. Today's catch: pounds of skate,...
  • Potential GOP presidential hopefuls woo donors, activists at summit

    Potential GOP presidential hopefuls woo donors, activists at summit
    Potential Republican presidential candidates paraded before more than 3,000 conservative activists and donors from across the country here for a two-day summit that ended Saturday, touting their records and trying to look like the future of their party....
  • Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads guilty

    A college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to hiding the accused Boston Marathon bomber's laptop and backpack from FBI agents investigating the April 2013 terrorist attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others....
  • In Ferguson, strip mall sets the stage for nightly drama

    In Ferguson, strip mall sets the stage for nightly drama
    Barbershop owner Antonio Henley, a burly man in a smock labeled "Tony Da Boss," was surveying the few customers who had ventured in for haircuts, and the unusually large number of empty chairs. "My shop has never been this empty on a Friday," he sighed....
  • Ferguson protests prove transformative for many

    Ferguson protests prove transformative for many
    The photo, and the reaction to it, crystallized Ferguson's uprising this month in all its anger and strangeness: a demonstrator in an American flag shirt, holding a bag of chips in one hand while hurling a canister of tear gas back at police with the...