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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Defense Department supervisor who oversaw construction and service contracts at a Southern California Marine Corps base to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to bribery and other charges. ...more

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk among Montana veterans has been about U.S. Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research paper he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.How those veteran voters respond means a lot to Walsh. ...more

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the d ...more

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled that a federal fisheries agency improperly listed bearded seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.In sending the decision back to the agency, U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistli ...more

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By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal grand jury has returned conspiracy charges against California State Senator Leland Yee, adding to the suspended lawmaker's legal woes after he was indicted earlier this year for corruption ...more

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MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. Still, no marriage licenses will be issue ...more

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug charges.Hugo Carvajal, a former head of Venezuelan ...more

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.The per ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 14 after 24 closures in all of 2013.The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over GreenChoice Bank FSB, based ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.He emph ...more