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April 20, 2015 - 9:43am
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's arrest on aggravated assault and other charges.

The Centre Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1DDnqyz ) reports that 22-year-old Daniel Mondelice was first arrested early Saturday after fighting with another man over whether Air Jordan or King James reigns supreme.

It wasn't clear which player Mondelice...

April 20, 2015 - 9:43am
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Wisconsin officials who want to keep in place a decades-old ruling that bars Chippewa tribes from hunting deer at night.

The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that orders a federal judge to reconsider the ban.

The Chippewa have pushed for years for a night hunt in northern Wisconsin in part of the state the tribes handed over to the federal government in the 19th...

April 20, 2015 - 9:41am
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Connecticut commission accused of religious discrimination when it rejected plans for a synagogue in 2007.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that said Chabad Lubavitch (khah-BAHD' loo-BAW'-vich) of Northwest Connecticut could challenge the decision under a federal law barring government interference in religious exercise.

Chabad Lubavitch claims its right to...

April 20, 2015 - 9:40am
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has thrown out a North Carolina court ruling that upheld Republican-drawn electoral districts for state and congressional lawmakers.

The justices on Monday ordered the state Supreme Court to consider anew whether the North Carolina legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew voting districts following the 2010 census.

The high court issued a similar ruling last month involving a complaint from black...

April 20, 2015 - 9:39am
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher as more big companies turn in healthy financial results for the first quarter of the year.

Hasbro jumped 8 percent in early trading Monday after turning in a strong quarterly report card following big sales of Transformers and other toys aimed at boys.

Morgan Stanley rose 1 percent after a gain in trading revenue helped the bank beat analysts' profit forecasts.

The Dow Jones...

April 20, 2015 - 9:38am
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member on charges of conspiracy and securities fraud.

The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Rajat Gupta's appeal of his 2012 conviction for feeding lucrative inside tips about Goldman to a billionaire hedge fund owner.

Gupta argued that the trial court failed to admit evidence of his good character...

April 20, 2015 - 9:22am
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tunisia's new president will visit the White House next month.

The White House says President Barack Obama plans to underscore the U.S. commitment to strengthening ties with Tunisia after President Beji Caid Essebsi was elected in December following the country's transition to democracy.

Tunisians overthrew their former dictator in 2011 and kicked off pro-democracy uprisings around the region in what became known as the Arab Spring...

April 20, 2015 - 9:13am
1 week 5 days ago

GARNER, Iowa (AP) — Jurors have gone home for the day in the trial of a former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife suffering from dementia.

They will continue deliberating at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Closing arguments were delivered Monday.

Prosecutors say 78-year-old Henry Rayhons had sex with his wife at a nursing home May 23 after being told she was no longer mentally capable of consenting. Rayhons faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted...

April 20, 2015 - 9:04am
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is calling for a reshaping of the U.S. financial oversight regime, which he says is splintered and ineffective.

A public policy group led by Volcker issued a report Monday on the regulation of banks and Wall Street. It says the array of government agencies that oversee the financial system has changed little since the Depression-era 1930s and can't keep up with a fast-moving industry. It calls for a simpler...

April 20, 2015 - 9:01am
1 week 6 days ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will receive one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next month in New York.

Officials say the $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize in Biomedicine and Biomedical Research will be shared by Dr. Karl Deisseroth (DEYES'-uhr-ahth) of Stanford University and Xiaoliang Sunney Xie (zhoh-LEHNG' SUH'-nee zhee) of Harvard University....

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