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Supreme Court closing iconic front entrance

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is closing its iconic front entrance beneath the words "Equal Justice Under Law." Beginning Tuesday, visitors no longer will ascend the wide marble steps to enter the 75-year-old building.

Iran, US take their nuclear dispute to UN stage

UNITED NATIONS – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brought his nuclear showdown with Western powers to New York on Monday, turning a U.N.

United, Continental to form largest airline

United Airlines has agreed to buy Continental in a $3 billion-plus deal that would create the world's largest carrier with a commanding position in several top U.S.

Conflicting reports emerge about Russia suspending adoptions

MOSCOW – A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families had been suspended, although other Russian and U.S.

In down economy, older moms' births still up in US

ATLANTA – U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm.

Toyota slapped with $16 million fine

WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. faces a maximum penalty of more than $16 million, a record civil penalty against an automaker, for failing to promptly notify the U.S.

US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday's ruling by the U.S.

Credit Act affects users differently

The Credit Act has changed the rules of the banking business. Be sure to know how they affect you. One positive, issuers will no longer be able to 'fee-harvest'. This is a card with large up-front fees and low limits.