WASHINGTON | On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales.
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, file photo, an employee walks a wide isle at Amazon.com's 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center, in Phoenix. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dolla…
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, file photo. packages are ready to ship move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center, in Phoenix. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, as retailers rev up deals to grab onl…
This Sept. 11, 2013 file photo shows the federal government form for applying for health coverage, in Washington. Getting covered through President Barack Obama’s health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires research. You’ll need a…
Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, arrive at federal court in Washington, Wednesday to learn their fates when a federal judge sentences the one-time power couple for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on everything from a gold-plated Rolex watch and mink capes to v…
The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site will display a black doll used in a series of famous race studies to mark the 59th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended legal segregation in public schools.
WASHINGTON | The Supreme Court said Monday that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto Co.'s patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer by growing additional crops without buying new beans.
CHICAGO | Cook County's sheriff is proposing a countywide concealed-carry ordinance, saying if state lawmakers don't pass a law by next month as a federal court has ordered, Illinois could turn into the "Wild West."
CHICAGO | Residents in this swath of sprawling Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs have brimmed with loyalty to Jesse Jackson Jr. over the past 17 years, giving him an enthusiastic majority each election — even after questionable links to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, reports of an extramarital aff…
NEW YORK | Sean Payton is back as coach of the New Orleans Saints.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton following a season-long suspension for his role in the team's bounty scandal.
IRVING, Texas | NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he "fundamentally disagrees" with former league boss Paul Tagliabue's decision not to discipline players in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.
NFL executive vice president and general counsel Jeff Pash speaks about the decision not to discipline players in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal while meeting with reporters outside the NFL owners meeting, Wednesday in Irving, Texas.
The suspension of New Orleans' Jonathan Vilma (51) and three other players in the NFL's bounty investigation were lifted Friday by a three-member appeals panel. The league reinstated those players a few minutes later. The ruling does not permanently void their suspensions.
NEW ORLEANS | Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita and Will Smith are back in the NFL. For now.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he will move to return a former East Chicago man here to be tried for a 13-year-old Whiting homicide.
AUSTIN, Texas | A federal judge handed Lance Armstrong a quick setback Monday as he went to court to save his seven Tour de France titles and his reputation as one of the greatest cyclists ever.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of four players suspended in connection with the league's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints.
LOS ANGELES | Smokers and pro football players have something in common: They engage in risky behavior that can be potentially harmful to their health over time.
WASHINGTON | America's historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen's life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court on Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.
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