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WASHINGTON (AP) — An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the U.S. government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security threats...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges...
NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the thousands of people arrested on low-level marijuana possession charges in Brooklyn will likely get the cases dropped before even having to go to court, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced Tuesday in a novel move to address the heavy toll of pot arrests in the nation's largest city...

HOUSTON (AP) — A former member of the 1990s R&B group Hi-Five has been arrested in the stabbing death of his wife in Houston...
WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Splits in FIFA's strategy to fight discrimination at the World Cup have been exposed after reported fan incidents were not punished.FIFA's racism task force chairman Jeffrey Webb says there is a "disconnect" between his...

WASHINGTON (AP) — On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law theCivil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy has its first female four-star admiral. She is Michelle Janine Howard, promoted on Tuesday to the service's highest rank...
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams pulled out of her Wimbledon doubles match with sister Venus after only three games Tuesday...

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Jason Kidd as coach after completing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been forced to end his basketball career after being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder...
We are a long way from consensus on these questions, judging by the response to a federal ruling that the "Redskins" team name is disparaging and its trademarks should be canceled...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to a $40 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed against police and prosecutors by the five men exonerated in the 1989 Central Park jogger attack, a city official said Friday...
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Law officers were searching for a gunman early Friday after shooting erupted outside a suburban Denver concert that left three people wounded, authorities said...
WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military actions in Iraq if they would help fight a growing threat from extremist militants...
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas County leaders have passed a resolution supporting reparations to African-Americans for years of slavery — without even realizing they had done so...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on "The Shield" TV series pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday in the death of his wife and was ordered to stay away from his two young sons...