Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel before the start of their open hearing in Washington on Thursday. Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules voted on by the Federal Communications Commission. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By Anne Flaherty Associated Press WASHINGTON – Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic. The 3-2 vote […]

By John L. Mone Associated Press STEPHENVILLE, Texas – A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the “American Sniper” author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense […]

By Josh Lederman Associated Press WASHINGTON – Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he’ll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction […]

By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Justice Department says George Zimmerman will not face federal civil rights charges in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The department announced its decision Tuesday, saying that there was not enough evidence to bring federal civil rights charges, which would have required proof that the killing […]

Ole Miss student Benjamin Milley is out of intensive care after being gored by a bull during the "Carnaval del Toro" in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain, on Saturday. (AP)

By Ciaran Giles and Harold Heckle Associated Press MADRID – A 20-year-old Ole Miss student who was badly gored during a bull-running festival is out of intensive care and improving, a spokesman for the Clinic Hospital in western Salamanca said Monday. The hospital spokesman identified the man as Benjamin Miller and said he was out […]

By Justin Pritchard Associated Press LOS ANGELES – The nation’s top labor official is arriving in California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers. U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez is flying Monday to San Francisco, where negotiations between the dockworkers union and a maritime association […]

By David Espo and Nedra Pickler Associated Press WASHINGTON – Declaring the Islamic State is on the defensive and “going to lose,” President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the militants. But he vowed not to repeat the large and costly ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama said […]

By Deb Riechmann and Julie Pace Associated Press WASHINGTON – Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday. The White House said that Mueller’s family received a private message from her captors over the weekend and the information contained […]

By Omar Akour and Joseph Krauss Associated Press AMMAN, Jordan – A video released online Tuesday purportedly shows a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria last month being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong drama over a possible prisoner exchange. The video appeared aimed at testing Jordan’s […]