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AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama's health law

- Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. An explanation of the legal case:

Arkansas justices ask for higher raises for Supreme Court

- Associated Press

Two members of the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday urged a panel reviewing salaries for elected officials to give justices a bigger pay raise than initially recommended, saying the change is needed to ensure top candidates run for the state's highest court.

Correction: Boy in Basement-Detroit story

Associated Press

In a story Feb. 27 about a judge reducing the bond amounts for a Detroit couple charged with torture and child abuse, The Associated Press misspelled a defense attorney's last name. His name is Farris F. Haddad, not Farris F. Hadded.

Fighting in eastern Ukraine displaces Donetsk's soccer team

- Associated Press

The sleek stadium, built six years ago and host to some of Europe's biggest soccer matches, is silent. It sits in the middle of the city of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by pro-Russian separatists battling Ukrainian troops.

Amish jailed in beard-chopping attacks could be released

- Associated Press

Members of a breakaway Amish community found guilty of chopping off the beards and hair of others they disagreed with could be let out of prison or have their sentences reduced Monday if a judge throws out their remaining convictions.

Cave City man recalls his mission to Antarctica

- Associated Press

It's the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth. The average temperature is between -40 to -94 degrees Fahrenheit. It's isolated, covered in ice and has no permanent residents - but it's exactly where Donald Ring wanted to go.

Dearth of jobs a barrier to post-bankruptcy Detroit's growth

- Associated Press

For many city residents with limited skills and education, Detroit is an employment desert, having lost tens of thousands of blue-collar jobs in manufacturing cutbacks and service jobs as the population dwindled.

Westby couple trades in Twin Cities life for farming

- Associated Press

Aaron and Andrea Kane weren't raised on farms - and they started out with more citified occupations - but their family now is as rooted in the land as the produce on their organic farm.

Correction: Exchange-Tesla Owners story

- Associated Press

In a story Feb. 22 about a Davenport couple who own a Tesla S85 automobile, The Associated Press, based off a report by the Quad-City Times, reported erroneously the amount of a federal tax credit available to buyers of the electric cars. A credit of $7,500 is available, not $500.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, for a procedural vote as Congress moves toward a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department hours before a shutdown was to begin.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Homeland Security funding deal elusive

- Associated Press

With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department looming, House Speaker John Boehner is demanding negotiations with Democrats on a funding bill that rolls back President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Senate Democrats are unwilling to even consider such a step.

Commissioner Rose Harvey of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, speaks during a news conference unveiling the NY Parks 2020 plan at Saratoga Spa State Park, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The program is a multi-year commitment to leverage private and public funding to invest $900 million into the system of 180 parks and 35 historic sites during the current decade. That includes $110 million in the proposed state budget for 2015-16. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

State plans nearly $1 billion in upgrades to parks system

- Associated Press

New York will transform its aging system of public parks and historic sites by investing $900 million by the end of the decade to upgrade facilities and replace crumbling infrastructure, the state parks commissioner said Monday.