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Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."...

Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79....

Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death:...

West Texas ranch where Scalia died is celebrity retreat
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Rich in history as well as rugged West Texas landscapes and big sky, the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away has long been a secluded retreat for celebrities from business leaders to rock stars and actors....

Schumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million....

Teeth-chattering temps move in to northeastern US
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend and the brutal weather was blamed for a deadly interstate pileup....

Police: 3 killed, scores to hospitals after huge I-78 pileup
FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent dozens to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday....

Suspect arrested in deadly stabbing of woman, 3 kids
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police on Saturday arrested a fugitive suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife in a brutal attack at a hotel used as homeless housing, ending a four-day manhunt....

Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students....

Reality tempers optimism in coal country after court ruling
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope....

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