National

April 24, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.
April 23, 2014
Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole announced six "stringent standards" the department will consider when reviewing and expediting clemency applications from federal inmates.
AP
April 22, 2014
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) President Marjorie Dannenfelser once again defended her group’s claim that taxpayers would be forced to pay for abortions through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) following oral arguments in a First Amendment case now before the U.S. Supreme Court. The SBA List is seeking to have an Ohio law forbidding the dissemination of “false statements” and “malicious lies” against political candidates declared unconstitutional.
CNSNews
April 22, 2014
During oral arguments on Tuesday in a case focused on whether an Ohio state law censors free speech in political campaigns, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the plaintiff’s opposition to a Democrat candidate wasn’t personal but because of his support for the Affordable Care Act and, in turn, taxpayer-funded abortion.
By JUAN A. LOZANO
April 24, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.
By AMY FORLITI
April 24, 2014
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A medical examiner says an 18-year-old woman was intoxicated on cough syrup when she and her cousin were fatally shot after breaking into a Minnesota man's home.
By KRISTEN WYATT
April 24, 2014
DENVER (AP) — The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn't tightly controlled.