By ROB GILLIESAssociated Press
TORONTO (AP) - The last Western detainee held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay returned to Canada Saturday after a decade in custody and was transferred to a maximum security prison where he awaits parole, Canada's public safety minister said
By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama is cruising into the presidential debates with momentum on his side, yet he's still struggling to revive the passion and excitement that propelled him to the White House. Mitt Romney is grasping for his last, best chance to
By The Associated Press
The justices of the Supreme Court, in order of seniority, with their age, the presidents who appointed them, and when they took their seats on the high court. The chief justice is considered the most senior, regardless of the length of tenure:
-Chief Justice John Roberts
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court's liberals in an unlikely lineup that upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
By The Associated Press
The Supreme Court term that begins Monday holds the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
A look at cases the court already has agreed to hear and other top cases in the pipeline:
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing historically low mortgages, President Barack Obama is pressing Republicans to back housing policies the White House says would help struggling homeowners refinance their debts and prevent foreclosures.
Obama is blaming congressional Republicans for not passing legislation
By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A fire sparked by battles between Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops and rebel fighters tore through Aleppo's centuries-old covered market Saturday, burning wooden doors and scorching stone stalls and vaulted passageways. The souk is one
By DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf Writer
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) - Europe sure didn't look like a team trailing by four points in the Ryder Cup.
Under a darkening sky, there was still enough light to see the whites of Ian Poulter's bulging eyes and his golf ball disappear into the cup for a fifth
By CHRISTOPHER WEBERAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction crews were on schedule and traffic tie-ups were minimal in Los Angeles on Saturday, making for a smooth start to Carmageddon II, the sequel to last year's shutdown of one of the nation's busiest freeways.
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to electing the president, not all votes are created equal. And chances are yours will count less than those of a select few.
For example, the vote of Dave Smith in Sheridan, Wyo., counts almost 3 1/2 times as much