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Former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney dies at age 86

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Sweeney, who spent 14 years steering the AFL-CIO through a time of declining union membership and rising internal dissent, has died. He was 86. He died on Mond...

Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with Thomas

WASHINGTON (AP) — To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps. Gorsuch has already paired up four times with Justice Clarence Thomas ...

Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. The ruling Monday is a win for an Asian-American rock band ...

High court won't hear appeal over dancing baby video

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in a long-running copyright dispute over a YouTube video that shows a baby dancing to Prince's song, "Let's Go Crazy." The ju...

Justices side with Microsoft in Xbox 360 class action case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving Microsoft Corp. another chance to stop a class action lawsuit filed by owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who claim the console has a design defect ...

Legal experts say Trump comments inappropriate, maybe worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seen in the kindest light, legal experts say conversations attributed by the fired FBI director to President Donald Trump were clumsy and inappropriate. In the worst light, James Com...

Comey's testimony to put uncomfortable spotlight on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a hugely anticipated hearing, fired FBI director James Comey will recount a series of conversations with President Donald Trump that he says made him deeply uneasy and concerned a...

Legal experts: Trump's comments inappropriate, maybe worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seen in the kindest light, legal experts say conversations attributed by the fired FBI director to President Donald Trump were clumsy and inappropriate. In the worst light, James Com...

New high court challenge to labor unions follows 4-4 split

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups are wasting little time in trying to deal a crippling blow to labor unions now that Justice Neil Gorsuch has joined the Supreme Court. A First A...

Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court says religious hospitals don't have to comply with federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers. The justices on Monday ruled in f...

Justices limit recovery in securities fraud cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it tougher for the government to recover ill-gotten gains from people convicted of securities fraud. The justices were unanimous Monday ...

Q&A: Could executive privilege block Comey testimony?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Could President Donald Trump keep former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to lawmakers about their private conversations? The White House appears to be cons...

Q&A: Could executive privilege block Comey testimony?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Could President Donald Trump keep former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to lawmakers about their private conversations? The White House appears to be cons...

Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. John Cornyn has told the Trump administration he isn't interested in serving as FBI director, the second member of Congress to take himself out of the running this week. ...

AP Source: Garland happy on bench, no interest in FBI job

WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime friend of Judge Merrick Garland tells The Associated Press that Garland is happy in his job and has no interest in leaving the judiciary to head the FBI. ...