Justices take up dispute over union feesWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.
US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entryNEW YORK (AP) ? A federal appeals court in New York says Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010.
In Yemen chaos, Islamic State grows to rival al Qaeda
By Sami Aboudi DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's leadership of Islamist militancy in Yemen is being challenged amid the chaos of civil war by its rival Islamic State, which could become a bigger threat to the group than the U.S. drones that periodically kill its commanders. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) remains the country's top militant network and its several thousand fighters and bomb makers, who have repeatedly tried to bring down Western aircraft, are still seen as a serious threat by Washington. Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, evolved from the Iraqi branch of al Qaeda and now controls swathes of Iraq and Syria.
State Department names new Guantanamo special envoyWASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry has appointed a new special envoy to lead the Obama administration's bid to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Consumer confidence index climbs to 101.4 in June
US stocks up ahead of likely Greek default
Wall Street stocks rose early Tuesday, recovering some of the losses from Monday's rout even as Greece edged closer to a debt default. The broad-based S&P 500 rose 9.66 (0.47 percent) to 2,067.30, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 28.41 (0.57 percent) to 4,986.88. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said the country would not make a debt repayment of about 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to the International Monetary Fund due later Tuesday.
France, UK issue heat warnings as high temps hit Europe
High court won't hear Nevada patient dumping caseWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Nevada over a lawsuit that claims the state wrongfully bused indigent psychiatric patients to San Francisco without paying the costs of their medical care.
Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage
WASHINGTON (AP) ? They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
Christie tells supporters he's running for president