Boehner backs bill for immigrants brought as kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation offering citizenship to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children is “about basic fairness,” House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday, pointing to an emerging consensus among House Republicans as they struggle for a…

Man arrested in 6-year-old La. girl’s death

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man accused of killing a 6-year-old Louisiana girl whose body was found stabbed and beaten inside a trash bin. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says Matthew Flugence was…
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Senate deal could affect recess appointment case

The Senate’s deal to avert a showdown over its internal rules and confirm several long-stalled Obama administration nominees could upend a major case at the Supreme Court…
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Futures rise after Bernanke remarks

Stock futures rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left open multiple trajectories for U.S. economic policy going forward.…

Senate nomination pact averts meltdown _ for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate pact has smoothed the confirmation path for a batch of President Barack Obama’s nominations and removed, for now, a Democratic threat to impose procedural changes weakening minority Republicans’ clout. Yet there are…

Pa. man gets life for killing ex at church service

COUDERSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A northern Pennsylvania man who fatally shot his ex-wife while she played the organ at a Sunday church service has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Fifty-three-year-old Gregory Eldred, of Coudersport, apologized…

Doc suspected in Omaha killings due in Ill. court

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — A doctor suspected in four slayings in Nebraska is scheduled for another southern Illinois court appearance that could decide how quickly he’ll return to Omaha to face murder charges. Anthony Garcia, of Terre Haute,…

Washington suburb may avoid water outages

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Officials in one Maryland county say at least 200,000 residents could temporarily be without water so that a pipe can be repaired, with temperatures expected to reach the mid-90s over the next few…

Ohio kidnap suspect pleads not guilty

A man charged with kidnapping and raping three women over a decade in his Cleveland home faced arraignment Wednesday on an expanded, 977-count indictment.

Mother, 3 sons killed crossing Philly road; 1 hurt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are investigating whether cars were drag racing when a mother and two young sons were struck and killed while attempting to cross a busy highway. The woman’s two other sons were injured. The…

Lawmakers likely to press Bernanke on Fed stimulus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Markets have been uneven as investors look for hints about coming Federal Reserve policy and lawmakers are expected to press Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on such matters when he testifies today on Capitol Hill. Of…

Ohio kidnapping, rape suspect pleads not guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping and raping three women over a decade in his Cleveland home faced arraignment Wednesday on an expanded, 977-count indictment. The newest charges returned Friday by a grand jury against Ariel…

Lawmakers likely to press Bernanke on Fed stimulus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke is expected to face tough questions Wednesday from U.S. lawmakers about when the Federal Reserve might start to scale back its low interest rate policies that have helped support economic growth. The Fed…