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High court: Debtors must wait to appeal payment plan denial
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unanimous Supreme Court says debtors in bankruptcy cannot immediately appeal a court's order rejecting a plan to repay creditors....

Senator: Pentagon underreports sexual assaults in military
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases....

High court won't hear NY appeal over Miranda warnings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court won't hear a dispute over statements that law enforcement officials in Queens, New York, made before telling suspects about their Miranda rights against self-incrimination....

Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid in a morning announcement that highlighted her role as a leading critic of Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton....

New York Senate leader surrenders to face corruption charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- The leader of the New York Senate surrendered Monday to face charges including extortion and soliciting bribes amid a federal investigation into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son....

Bill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton defended his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to help poor people in developing countries....

Walker critical of Romney in 2012, Bush in 2000
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic....

Ex-Christie allies are at court for hearing in bridge case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The investigation of politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013 heads to court Monday as two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie make initial appearances....

Democratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio Senate seat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic Senate campaign committee has endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat....

Court rejects challenge to NJ ban on gay conversion therapy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for patients under 18 years old....

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