JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Jackson, Miss., has indicted a man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials. James Everett Dutschke (DUHS'-kee) is charged with developing, producing and stockpiling the poison ricin, threatening the president and others and attempting to impede the investigation. He was arrested at his home in Tupelo (TOO'-peh-loh) in late April.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has imposed new sanctions on Iran's currency and auto industry. The executive order is an attempt to cut off the regime from critical revenue sources and the global financial market. The U.S. believes Iran is working to develop nuclear weapons, a charge that Iran denies. The administration is attempting to force Tehran into meaningful nuclear talks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yet another battle between the White House and Senate Republicans is about to get under way. An administration official says President Barack Obama plans to name three nominees to the influential federal appeals court in Washington. The GOP is proposing that two of the D.C. circuit's vacancies be shifted to courts in other parts of the country.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal jury in Cincinnati has sided with a teacher who sued a Catholic archdiocese in Ohio that fired her after she became pregnant by artificial insemination. The church argued the practice violates church teachings. The jury found the dismissal violated anti-discrimination laws and awarded Christa Dias (DEYE'-us) more than $170,000.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers in sunny Australia -- which has one of the highest cancer rates -- have found another benefit beside protection for using sunblock. A study of 900 people found that near-daily sunscreen use slows aging. Casts made of the tops of participants hands were used to measure fine lines and wrinkles that signal sun-caused aging.