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U.S. House Speaker Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

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WASHINGTON - Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner declared on Tuesday, putting the blame on Democrats for stirring up pre-midterm election tensions in Washington.

Sex website seizure spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution

SAN FRANCISCO - The head of San Francisco’s Erotic Service Providers Union has been a sex worker for 24 years — and "I hope to be doing it for another 24," says Maxine Doogan.

7:19am EDT

Minnesota ex-Governor Ventura awarded $1.8 million in defamation suit

ST. PAUL Minn. - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was awarded more than $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday after a federal jury found he had been defamed in a book by an ex-Navy SEAL who claimed the two were in a bar fight.

4:24pm EDT

Phoenix Suns player arrested for super extreme DUI in Arizona

PHOENIX - A Phoenix Suns basketball player has been arrested on suspicion of super extreme DUI in Arizona after attempting to drive home after a night out, authorities said on Tuesday.

Sports, 4:42pm EDT

Four California teens charged in murder of China graduate student

LOS ANGELES - Four teenagers were charged with capital murder on Tuesday in the beating death of a graduate student from China not far from the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, prosecutors said.

4:27pm EDT

U.S. marshals released from hospital following New York shootout

NEW YORK - Two U.S. marshals wounded in a shootout in New York's upscale Greenwich Village neighborhood were released from the hospital on Tuesday, while a police detective remained hospitalized in stable condition, officials said.

4:27pm EDT

Guards at New York City jail accused of drug trafficking

NEW YORK - Three guards at New York City's Rikers Island Correctional Facility have been indicted on charges of smuggling drugs into the city's largest jail complex and selling contraband to inmates, authorities said on Tuesday.

4:10pm EDT

What FedEx knew of online pharmacies is key issue in drug case: judge

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. judge overseeing a criminal drug prosecution against FedEx Corp said one of the core issues will be what FedEx executives knew about illegal online pharmacies whose packages it shipped.

3:17pm EDT

Federal panel rules Mississippi abortion law unconstitutional

JACKSON Miss. - A Mississippi law that would shutter the state's only abortion clinic, forcing women to go outside the state for the procedure, is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled on Tuesday.

4:09pm EDT

New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping teen appears in court

CONWAY N.H. - A 34-year-old-man appeared in court on Tuesday charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenager who mysteriously reappeared last week in the small mountain town of Conway after nine months.

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