Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

In this Jan. 9, 2013 photo, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Phoenix. A gadfly attorney and a county sheriff from Arizona want to halt President Barack Obamas immigration program in the first courtroom battle over the initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. On Monday, lawyer Larry Klayman will try to persuade a judge nominated by Barack Obama that the immigration system, contrary to what the president says, isnt really broken. Klayman says the president has violated the Constitution by doing an end run around Congress and that drastic changes in immigration programs should be stopped. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles

In this Dec. 18 photo, tourists take a ride in a classic American convertible car with the Cuban national flag painted on the trunk, in Havana, Cuba. American businesses have begun imagining ways to capitalize on last weeks announcement that the United States will restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs on trade with one of the last surviving communist regimes. The opening to Cuba could benefit, among others, U.S. farmers, auto and tractor makers, airline and hotel companies and telecom equipment makers. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels.

Police departments on alert after cop killings

A mourner places a candle Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at a memorial near the spot where two New York Police Department officers, sitting inside a patrol car the previous day, were shot by an armed man, killing them both. The assailant then went into a nearby subway station and committed suicide, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.

Seattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs in for a touchdown as teammate Doug Baldwin (89) signals touchdown as Arizona Cardinals defensive end Tommy Kelly (95) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so.

Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout

Detroit Red Wings center Riley Sheahan (15) tries to take the puck from Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche had the luxury of calling on a six-time NHL All-Star for the ninth round of a shootout.

Davis scores 38, leads Pelicans past Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) collides with New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) on the way to the basket in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant didn’t play for the Thunder on Sunday, but it seemed like he showed up in a different uniform.


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