• Arizona House delays bills pushing for state sovereignty

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House delayed debate late Thursday on two sovereignty bills that would block the state from enforcing federal rules including proposed changes to the Clean Water Act. Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, said he's trying to ensure Congress and the president enact...

  • Bush: I'm a conservative, with a record of fiscal prudence

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In an impassioned speech to an influential anti-tax group, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ticked though eight years of tax cuts and economic growth, and said it could be done nationally, should he continue on his path to an all-but-declared Republican candidacy...

  • GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House. Eight years...

  • Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders...

  • Asian stock markets lackluster after Wall Street decline

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were lackluster Friday after U.S. markets drifted lower and Japan reported faster growth in factory output but weaker retail sales. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.3 percent to 18,840.77 and the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1 percent...

  • $150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars reported stolen

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion. Style expert and fashion commentator Mary Alice Stephenson has for years heard...

  • 6 women accuse hot yoga founder of sex assaults, groping

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A yoga guru who founded a rigorous routine of exercises practiced in steamy rooms around the world is facing lawsuits by six women who claim he sexually assaulted them. The most recent case, filed Feb. 13 in Los Angeles Superior Court, said Bikram Choudhury raped a...

  • Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal. But they don't know how many of them are new. The emails were to and from Lois Lerner, who used to head the IRS division...

  • Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife Michelle as they hosted a White House reception Thursday for Black History Month. The president...

  • With poll, Obama foundation hints at library's likely site

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely...

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