Court says ex-wife gets man’s insurance money

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a Virginia law can’t override a federal employee’s decision to make his ex-wife, not his wife, his beneficiary in a federal insurance program. Warren Hillman made Judy Maretta beneficiary of his…

US blames Apple for 2010 run-up in e-book prices

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan will hear claims that Apple Inc. was involved in the fixing the price of electronic books. The Justice Department sued Apple and other publishers last year. The five other…
An airplane is damaged on the campus of the Canadian Valley Technology Center in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, June 2, 2013. A massive tornado roared through the area on May 31st causing widespread damage and flooding. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Death toll from storms in Oklahoma now 14

The remnants of a violent storm that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma sent punishing winds and torrential downpours to northern New England and a tornado to South Carolina. …

West Point rugby team benched over improper emails

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy men’s rugby team has been temporarily disbanded after cadets forwarded emails that were derogatory to women. West Point officials confirmed Monday that cadets on the club-level team violated the…

Court: Can man protest outside military base?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether to reinstate a man’s conviction for protesting outside a military base in California. Federal officials on Monday asked justices to reinstate John Dennis Apel’s trespass convictions. Apel had been…
FILE -In a  Dec. 5, 2012, file photo  Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., speaks to witnesses, during a hearing on Superstorm Sandy on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at 89

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate, has died at age 89. …

Police: Gunmen kill lawmaker in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say attackers have shot and killed a newly elected provincial lawmaker in the northwestern town of Hangu. Senior police officer Bin Yamin Khan said Farid Khan’s vehicle was came under fire Monday…

High court reinstates rape conviction in Nevada

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has reinstated the sexual assault conviction for a Las Vegas man. In an unsigned opinion, the justices said Monday that a federal appeals court was wrong to overturn the conviction of Calvin…

Stocks start mixed; automakers rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are getting off to a mixed start on Wall Street. Automakers rose as traders anticipate good sales reports for last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36 points to 15,150 shortly after…

Court rejects appeal from convicted Army officer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an Army officer’s appeal of his conviction for killing an unarmed Iraqi prison detainee in 2008. The justices on Monday let stand a divided decision by the military’s highest appeals…

SAfrican mine shooting kills 1 in union rivalry

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police and trade union officials say at least two people have been shot, one fatally, in ongoing union rivalry at South Africa’s troubled Lonmin platinum mine. National Union of Mineworkers spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said three…

Egypt sentences 5 foreigners to death over drugs

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court official says five foreigners including a British sailor have been sentenced to death after being convinced of drug smuggling. The official says a court in Red Sea Province said the defendants were…

Former Bills QB Kelly battling cancer of the jaw

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery on June 7. Kelly is suffering from squamous cell carcinoma,…