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US judge rules against California death penalty

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

A federal judge ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional Wednesday, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.

Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into South Texas.

George W. Bush has second knee surgery

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

The former president has had three surgeries in less than a year.

Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.

Judge orders mediation in US Rep. Sanford divorce

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

A judge has ordered U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife, Jenny, to work with a mediator to resolve a dispute over money for their two youngest sons.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native about his disappearance that led to five years in captivity.

Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades, the Justice Department said Monday.

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

| |Friday, Jul. 11, 2014

Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

| |Friday, Jul. 11, 2014

A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money.