- New Jersey goes to court to seize beach lots for dunes
Making good on a long-delayed threat that was reiterated last week by Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey went to court Thursday to seize 87 publicly owned beach parcels to be used for a protective dune system that a South Jersey shore town and its residents bitterly oppose.
- NY minimum wage push spurs US debate, faces hurdles at home
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's move to raise fast-food minimum wages to $15 is spurring similar efforts around the country — even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's push to enact an across-the-board $15 wage faces opposition at home.
- Blatter suspended as FIFA president; Platini also banned
ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter is out of a job at FIFA. Michel Platini might never even get there.
- In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion — seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.
- Rupert Murdoch apologizes for 'real black President' tweet
NEW YORK (AP) — Rupert Murdoch, who founded the News Corp. media empire that includes Fox News Channel, apologized on Thursday for a Twitter message suggesting that President Barack Obama isn't a "real black president."
- Fact Check: GOP candidates take aim at Chicago gun laws
CHICAGO (AP) — The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control doesn't work.
- AP FACT CHECK: Trump plan to return refugees defies US laws
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says he will send Syrian refugees home if he's elected president, but U.S. laws would interfere with his plans.
- FACT CHECK: Math in Trump's tax plan doesn't always add up
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump touts his tax overhaul plan as a boon for middle-income Americans, but it would also be likely to help the wealthy — including people like himself.
- AP FACT CHECK: No clear evidence that Clinton aided birthers
WASHINGTON (AP) — When GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled down Wednesday on his previous claim that rival Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton played a key role in sparking "birther" critics who insist President Barack Obama is not a native-born American, his charge was based on little more than a vague Clinton comment from 2008 and old political rumors.
- AP FACT CHECK: Off base claims about vaccines, abortion
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Republican presidential debate laid bare unsupported claims about vaccines and abortion practices as well as inconsistencies and misrepresentations about foreign policy: