WHY IT MATTERS: Executive Authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: "Your Majesty" isn't in the American political lexicon. But when a president sets a major policy by edict, skirting Congress, it invariably sets off a debate that traces back to the time of kings and queens — and the Founding Fathers who rejected the authority of the crown.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

2 potential bombing witnesses seen with suitcase are sought

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators of last weekend's bombings have released an image of two men who took a suitcase they found on a city street, possibly without realizing a wired pressure cooker they removed from it and left behind could have blown them to bits.

  • Written by JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press MEGAN TRIMBLE, Associated Press

Maryland girl, 15, pepper sprayed, charged after bike crash

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl and charged her as a juvenile with assault and disorderly conduct after her bicycle hit a car, prompting disagreement Wednesday about whether the officers acted properly.

  • Written by DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press

Remote Alaska port clinic goes modern with telemedicine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week.

  • Written by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press