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It’s not just right-to-work: Bills targeting unions multiply

By JONATHAN MATTISE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI (CHARLESTON, W.Va., AP) — It’s not just Gov. Scott Walker. Republican lawmakers in statehouses nationwide are working to weaken organized labor, sometimes with efforts that…

Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

By JESSE J. HOLLAND (WASHINGTON, AP) — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma,…

DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

(CHARLOTTE, N.C., AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials, the Justice Department said Tuesday. A Justice Department statement says a plea…

Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot vocal about beliefs

By DEEPTI HAJELA (NEW YORK, AP) — Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in personal conversations about their…

Ex-Marine convicted in ‘Sniper’ trial faces life in prison

By JAMIE STENGLE (STEPHENVILLE, Texas, AP) — A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and…

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

By MOLLY DISCHNER (JUNEAU, Alaska, AP) — Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don’t expect any public celebrations since…

Senator: Next round of US-Cuba talks next week

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN (HAVANA, AP) — A new round of negotiations to restore full diplomatic ties with Cuba will take place next week in Washington, according to a delegation of…

Federal judge stalls Obama’s executive action on immigration

By JUAN A. LOZANO (HOUSTON, AP) — The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration and…

Mardi Gras in New Orleans: A day of parades, partying

By STACEY PLAISANCE and JANET McCONNAUGHEY (NEW ORLEANS, AP) — Revelers in glitzy costumes filled the streets of New Orleans on Tuesday for the annual Mardi Gras bash, opening a day…

In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

By MICHELLE L. PRICE (SALT LAKE CITY, AP) — A hotly contested proposal that resurrects Utah’s use of firing squads to carry out executions narrowly passed a key vote Friday…