High court to hear Obama recess appointments case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court stepped into an important constitutional dispute Monday between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans over the chief executive’s power to make recess appointments. The justices said they will review a federal appeals…

High court to review immigration dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wading into a complicated immigration dispute about the status of children who have become adults during their parents’ years-long wait to become legal permanent residents of the United States. The justices…

High court to review cross-border pollution rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a federal regulation intended to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states. The court on Monday said it will review an appeals court ruling…
Coy Mathis, 6, lays in the grass at the Capitol as her mother Kathryn Mathis does a television interview in the background in Denver on Monday, June 24, 2013. Her father Jeremy and brother and sisters are also pictured. The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of six-year-old Coy Mathis, whose school had barred her from using the girls’ bathroom at her elementary school because she is transgender. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Rights case ruling favors Colo. transgender girl

The New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund plans to explain a ruling by the Colorado Civil Rights Division that allows a 6-year-old to use the girls’ bathroom.…

Oil falls toward $93 as China tightens lending

The price of oil fell slightly Monday amid growing worries that China’s decision to clamp down on informal lending could hamper growth in a major energy-consuming country. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for August delivery was…

Quotations of the day

“Madiba is critical in the hospital, and this is the father of democracy. This is the man who fought and sacrificed his life to stay in prison, the longest-serving prisoner in South Africa. He is one of those…

Futures slammed by bond spikes, doubts about China

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve’s hazy timetable for winding down its stimulus programs and new signs of a cash strain in China are hammering global markets and U.S. stock futures. Dow Jones industrial futures are down…

Items from Boston Marathon memorial to be moved

BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Thomas Menino (meh-NEE’-noh) has informed survivors and families of victims of the Boston Marathon bombings that a memorial spontaneously created in Copley Square after the attack is being removed. Menino says items in the…

Prosecutor opens with Zimmerman's obscenity

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will make opening statements Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

Wash. marina fire injures 2 people, damages boats

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a late night fire at a Washington state marina has injured two people and damaged or destroyed several boats. The state Department of Ecology says several agencies responded to the blaze…

Renovations complete at Pearl S. Buck home in Pa.

PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) — An 8-year, $2.8 million renovation project is now complete at the Pearl S. Buck House in a Philadelphia suburb. The Intelligencer of Doylestown reports (http://bit.ly/11UQ74e ) that Pearl S. Buck International is holding a…