AP sources: Women and Hispanics dominate Obama’s list of possible high-court nominees

AP sources: Obama considering 6 for high court

WASHINGTON — Focusing on specific candidates for the nation’s highest court, President Barack Obama is considering a diverse list dominated by women and Hispanics. The six names confirmed as being under review by Obama include three judges, two members of his administration and one governor.

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AP sources: Obama considering more than 6 people for appointment to Supreme Court

AP sources: Obama has more than 6 people for court

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is considering more than six contenders for the Supreme Court, a list dominated by women and Hispanics, including judges and leaders from own his administration who have never donned a judicial robe.

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Democrats vow not to back down to the credit card companies, hope to pass bill this week

Democrats vow not to bend to credit card companies

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday vowed not to back down to credit card companies, as the banking industry warned that legislation imposing tough reforms would make it harder for responsible customers to get credit.

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Athlete at Conn. school testifies that school tampered with rosters to comply with Title IX

Athlete: Rosters doctored to comply with Title IX

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The coach of Quinnipiac University’s volleyball team testified Monday that the Connecticut school manipulated the rosters of its athletics in order to appear to be in compliance with Title IX requirements.

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AP News in Brief

AP News in Brief

Search teams navigate through ’sea’ of jet debris, recover 4 more bodies from Air France crash

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Obama targets tax laws that reward US firms for ’shipping jobs overseas’ _ Congress skeptical

Obama targets US firms’ overseas tax loopholes

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama promised sternly on Monday to crack down on companies “that ship jobs overseas” and duck U.S. taxes with offshore havens.

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Signature Aluminum, Inc., FKAWXP, Inc., Atlantic Aluminum, LLC and Temroc Metal, Inc. faces class action lawsuit for violating the workers adjustment and retaining notification Act

Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers, LLP and Berger & Montague, P.C. filed class action lawsuit on behalf of 1,500 employees who were laid off by the Defendants, Signature Aluminum, Inc., FKAWXP, Inc., Atlantic Aluminum, LLC and Temroc Metal, Inc., in February 2009 and thereafter without receiving the notice required under federal law.

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Lawmakers approved Gay marriage in Vermont: Governor’s veto override

gay-hugGreat day for Vermont “Gay” and “Lesbians”. From now on Vermont shall be enlisted as the fourth state of the country to legalize same sex marriage through a legislature vote.

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New Legal Online Gambling at Centsports


Online gambling is no longer an illegal one. A Webpreneur, Victor Palmer has founded a completely legal online gambling outfit called Centsports.com, in College Station, Texas. The site works something like this: Each user starts off with 10 cents in his or her account, provided by Centsports. From there, they can bet on any event for which Las Vegas bookmakers set a line. Once users accumulate $20 in winnings–the equivalent of doubling your money eight times, or striking gold on a 200-to-1 long shot, they can cash out a minimum of $10 and receive an actual check in the mail. Losers risk nothing, except perhaps a touch of pride.

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Marked Improvements in New Jersey Medical Malpractice Insurance Claims

Payouts from the New Jersey’s catastrophic insurer of medical malpractice claims will drop more than a quarter in 2005, an improvement that Gov. Ed Rendell said reflects the state’s response to high malpractice insurance premiums.

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