Appeals court rejects suit by teacher fired over blog

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court says a former suburban Philadelphia teacher fired for writing derisively about students on her blog can't invoke free speech in suing to get her job back.

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Jurors to decide fate of man who killed 3 at Jewish sites

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An expert says the Missouri man convicted of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will live only a few more years.

Jurors heard testimony Friday in the sentencing phase of...

Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin...

Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer...

College initiative aims to keep oil workers in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Newly hired North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott was recently touring the state's booming oil patch when the Rhodes scholar met a rig worker with a high school diploma....

A look at investigation of shots fired at Arizona vehicles

PHOENIX (AP) — Four vehicles traveling on the same freeway in the heart of Phoenix have been struck by gunshots in the last week, and the state police agency is appealing for information from the public as it...

Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP's hesitation on 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the...

Ticket requirements for the pope's Philadelphia events

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers faced an outcry this week over a ticket plan keeping most of Pope Francis' audience at his two biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away. A map added to some confusion over the...