Federal Appeals Court Upholds ‘Under God’ In Pledge

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) An appellate court has upheld references to God on U.S. currency and in the Pledge of Allegiance, rejecting arguments they violate the constitutional separation of church and state. "The Pledge of Allegiance serves to unite our vast nation through the proud recitation...

Appeals Court: OT Laws Don’t Cover Seminarians

SEATTLE – (AP) The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that seminarians are not covered by overtime laws. The appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling in the case of Cesar Rosas, a Catholic seminarian in Mexico who was assigned to a ministry training program in Washington...

Supreme Court To Hear NASA Privacy Case

PASADENA, Calif. - (AP) For the past three years, Robert Nelson has been juggling two lives. He's a senior research scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory by day, attempting to determine whether Saturn's giant moon Titan is volcanically active. When he's not exploring the cosmos...

11 Countries Seek Voice In Arizona Immigration Appeal

PHOENIX - (AP) Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries want a federal appeals court to consider their viewpoints in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of her state's new immigration law on hold. The countries are asking. . . . Full version available to lexis.com...

Supreme Court To Hear Violent Video Game Case

LONG BEACH, Calif. - (AP) Before picking up any Wii games or downloading apps on her iPhone for her two daughters, Lillian Quintero does her homework. She'll first read reviews online and in magazines, then try them out for herself. If she thinks the games are engaging and educational enough. . ...