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  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:43:48 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
    Under pressure to boost the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is rapidly growing.More >>
  • Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

    Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:43:44 GMT
    A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry...More >>
    A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the...More >>
  • History books spark latest Texas classroom battle

    History books spark latest Texas classroom battle

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:22:39 GMT
    As Texas mulls new history textbooks for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers.More >>
    As Texas mulls new history textbooks for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers.More >>
  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:13:02 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating...More >>
  • Kansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballot

    Kansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballot

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:12:58 GMT
    Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday of a Republican official's decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a...More >>
    Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Republican official's decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a legal...More >>
  • House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:44:18 GMT
    A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the...More >>
    The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans...More >>
  • EPA grants extension on power plant pollution plan

    EPA grants extension on power plant pollution plan

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:43:54 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency is giving the public more time to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants.More >>
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants....More >>
  • Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

    Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:32:34 GMT
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Barack Obama's administration has failed to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.More >>
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.More >>
  • Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

    Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:22:47 GMT
    The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006.More >>
    The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.More >>
  • Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

    Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:45:00 GMT
    The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire.More >>
    The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire, the agency announced Tuesday.More >>
  • Kansas judges question why Democrat can't withdraw

    Kansas judges question why Democrat can't withdraw

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:44:06 GMT
    Several Kansas Supreme Court justices are questioning why a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate who wants his name off the ballot should be prevented from doing so by the state's chief election officer.More >>
    Several Kansas Supreme Court justices are questioning why a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate who wants his name off the ballot should be prevented from doing so by the state's chief election officer.More >>
  • Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:04:14 GMT
    Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.More >>
    Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.More >>
  • UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

    UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:03:33 GMT
    The U.N. commission investigating war crimes in Syria says President Bashar Assad's government is committing the bulk of atrocities inside the war-torn country, exceeding the toll from the horrific massacres...More >>
    As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has...More >>
  • Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

    Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:42:41 GMT
    A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S....More >>
    A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S....More >>
  • Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:12:44 GMT
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican...More >>
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a...More >>
  • US silent on Venezuela's Security Council bid

    US silent on Venezuela's Security Council bid

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:12:33 GMT
    The Obama administration is declining to say whether it will oppose Venezuela's bid to grab a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.More >>
    The Obama administration is declining to say whether it will oppose Venezuela's bid to grab a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.More >>
  • A look at US response to Ebola crisis

    A look at US response to Ebola crisis

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:22:58 GMT
    A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:More >>
    A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:More >>
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:52:57 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...More >>
  • More children live to age 5, work still to be done

    More children live to age 5, work still to be done

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:21:52 GMT
    More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.More >>
    More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.More >>
  • Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

    Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:21:36 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.More >>
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.More >>
  • As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:31:51 GMT
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.More >>
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.More >>
  • NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

    NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:31:14 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making his first visit to South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.More >>
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.More >>
  • AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

    AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:22:35 GMT
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.More >>
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.More >>
  • Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

    Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:21:34 GMT
    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.More >>
    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.More >>
  • New questions over abortion coverage in health law

    New questions over abortion coverage in health law

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:11:26 GMT
    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.More >>
    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.More >>
  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:32 GMT
    This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast counterterror strategy.More >>
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President...More >>
  • White House backs use of body cameras by police

    White House backs use of body cameras by police

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:01:20 GMT
    The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson, Missouri.More >>
    Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of...More >>
  • First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

    First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:49 GMT
    U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by...More >>
    U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...More >>
  • US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers

    US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:01:36 GMT
    The National Labor Relations Board is finding against the CNN cable television network in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 workers and former workers.More >>
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers.More >>
  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

    Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:51:57 GMT
    Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have...More >>
    Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the...More >>
  • Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

    Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:11:08 GMT
    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control.More >>
    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday.More >>
  • AP sources: US would hit back against Assad attack

    AP sources: US would hit back against Assad attack

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:01:12 GMT
    Senior Obama administration officials say the United States would retaliate if Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) were to order his forces to go after American planes launching airstrikes...More >>
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.More >>
  • GOP blocks women's bill, Dems see campaign fodder

    GOP blocks women's bill, Dems see campaign fodder

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:32:11 GMT
    Senate Republicans were ready to derail an election-season drive by Democrats on Monday to pressure employers to pay women the same as men for comparable jobs.More >>
    Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Monday aimed at pressuring employers to pay women the same as men, a vote Democrats knew they would lose but scheduled in hopes of attracting support from female voters in...More >>
  • Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:21:35 GMT
    After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack...More >>
    Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers...More >>
  • Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

    Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:12:19 GMT
    President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections.More >>
    President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections.More >>
  • Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

    Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:06 GMT
    Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday.More >>
    Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday.More >>
  • Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

    Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:04 GMT
    Chicago, New York and Honolulu are on the short list to host President Barack Obama's future presidential library.More >>
    Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library.More >>
  • Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

    Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:31:23 GMT
    Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back...More >>
    Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and...More >>
  • Powerful Washington lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

    Powerful Washington lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:31:49 GMT
    Longtime lobbyist and Washington insider Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., who for years helped lead the powerful Patton Boggs law firm, has died. He was 73.More >>
    Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.More >>
  • Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

    Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:01:13 GMT
    A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.More >>
    A federal judge ruled Monday that a Florida woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.More >>
  • Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

    Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:45 GMT
    Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots.More >>
    Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots.More >>
  • Obama opens campaign against campus sexual assault

    Obama opens campaign against campus sexual assault

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:21:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign with a focus on engaging men in the fight.More >>
    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign from the White House Friday, with a special focus on engaging men in the fight against a largely hidden problem.More >>
  • Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:53:18 GMT
    Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.More >>
    Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.More >>
  • Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

    Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:53:13 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq.More >>
    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq.More >>
  • US: NKorea uses detainees as political pawns

    US: NKorea uses detainees as political pawns

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:53:00 GMT
    The U.S. says North Korea is using detained American citizens as political pawns, after a 24-year-old Californian man was sentenced to six years of hard labor there.More >>
    The U.S. says North Korea is using detained American citizens as political pawns, after a 24-year-old Californian man was sentenced to six years of hard labor there.More >>
  • White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

    White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:52:58 GMT
    As the United States works to assemble a coalition against the Islamic State group, the White House is trying to make clear what a successful outcome would be.More >>
    The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.More >>
  • Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:52:10 GMT
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The Alabama Republican is a tea party favorite, a strong foe of immigration legislation and the...More >>
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014...More >>
  • Prominent Egyptian activist freed on bail

    Prominent Egyptian activist freed on bail

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:21:48 GMT
    Relatives say that Egypt's most prominent activist who is standing retrial after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for violating to the country's draconian protest law, has been released on bail.More >>
    Worn out but smiling, a prominent Egyptian activist facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law walked out of a Cairo prison Monday after a court ordered him freed on bail.More >>
  • Correction: Hewlett-Packard-Russian Bribes story

    Correction: Hewlett-Packard-Russian Bribes story

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:59 GMT
    Hewlett-Packard has pleaded guilty to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian government officials for a contract, and the company has been fined $58.7 million.More >>
    In a story Sept. 11 about a guilty plea in a Russian bribery case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company involved. It was a Russian subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard, not Hewlett-Packard Co.More >>
  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:44 GMT
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery...More >>
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory...More >>
  • Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

    Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:21:34 GMT
    The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote...More >>
    The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count?More >>
  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:52:32 GMT
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.More >>
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.More >>
  • US creating programs to counter extremists

    US creating programs to counter extremists

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:52:26 GMT
    The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq.More >>
    The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs in cities around the country to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq, Attorney General Eric Holder...More >>
  • Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:10:57 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom...More >>
  • US reopens embassy in Central African Republic

    US reopens embassy in Central African Republic

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:31:16 GMT
    The State Department says it's reopening The U.S. embassy in the Central African Republic.More >>
    The State Department says it's reopening The U.S. embassy in the Central African Republic.More >>
  • Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:11:03 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom...More >>
  • Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

    Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:20:21 GMT
    President Barack Obama is condemning as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.More >>
    President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.More >>
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:50 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...More >>
  • Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:01:04 GMT
    Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016...More >>
    Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential...More >>
  • Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:40:47 GMT
    Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.More >>
    Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.More >>
  • From Ebola front line: Teaching how to stay safe

    From Ebola front line: Teaching how to stay safe

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:36 GMT
    He's traveled to the sites of worrisome outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, MERS. But the Ebola outbreak that's spiraled out of control in West Africa presents new challenges for even a veteran infectious disease...More >>
    He's traveled to the sites of worrisome outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, MERS. But the Ebola outbreak that's spiraled out of control in West Africa presents new challenges for even a veteran infectious disease doctor -...More >>
  • Anti-euro party strong in German state votes

    Anti-euro party strong in German state votes

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:00:31 GMT
    Elections in two German regions are expected to bring further success for an upstart anti-euro group and could bring the country its first state governor from an ex-communist party.More >>
    A new party that has expanded its anti-euro stance into a broader appeal to protest voters won seats in two more German state legislatures Sunday, building on recent momentum and intensifying a headache for established...More >>
  • Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:18 GMT
    Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate.More >>
    Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate.More >>
  • Obama: Combating Islamic State not US fight alone

    Obama: Combating Islamic State not US fight alone

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:49:53 GMT
    President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past.More >>
    President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.More >>
  • Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

    Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:29:09 GMT
    Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Democrat Bruce Braley, who is locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.More >>
    Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.More >>
  • Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:29:07 GMT
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early...More >>
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next...More >>
  • US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:26:31 GMT
    Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing...More >>
    Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing...More >>
  • US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

    US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:26:27 GMT
    Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.More >>
    Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.More >>
  • US Rep Sanford calls off engagement to 'soul mate'

    US Rep Sanford calls off engagement to 'soul mate'

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:50:00 GMT
    Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday he is calling off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur because of the ongoing contention with his ex-wife, Jenny, four years after their divorce.More >>
    Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday that he is calling off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur because of the ongoing contention with his ex-wife, Jenny, four years after their divorce.More >>
  • Lawyers for migrants? Administration says yes, no

    Lawyers for migrants? Administration says yes, no

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:49:59 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border.More >>
    Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border - even as his department takes the opposite position in court.More >>
  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:49:50 GMT
    Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.More >>
    Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal...More >>
  • Arizona candidate gives GOP's weekly radio address

    Arizona candidate gives GOP's weekly radio address

    Saturday, September 13 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 20:29:34 GMT
    Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington.More >>
    Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington.More >>
  • German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

    German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 14:49:36 GMT
    Serbian police say a German man who has taken part in a gay rights conference has been severely beaten in downtown Belgrade and has been hospitalized with life threatening brain injuries.More >>
    A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said.More >>
  • Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

    Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 05:49:16 GMT
    Pentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other.More >>
    Two Navy fighter jets based in California crashed Friday in the far western Pacific Ocean, with one pilot safely ejecting but the other missing in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island.More >>
  • Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

    Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:39:03 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling on the United Nations to come up with a more robust strategy to combat the growing use of kidnappings of girls and women as a war tactic across the Middle EastMore >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged the United Nations to come up with a more robust strategy to combat the growing use of kidnappings of girls and women as a war tactic across the globe.More >>
  • Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

    Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:09:23 GMT
    Speaker John Boehner is telling Iraq's prime minister that the House will ensure that the new government has all the U.S. support that it needs to combat Islamic militants.More >>
    Speaker John Boehner on Friday promised Iraq's prime minister that the House will provide the new government in Baghdad the U.S. assistance necessary to defeat Islamic militants.More >>
  • Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

    Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:49:57 GMT
    A U.S. appeals court was set to hear arguments Friday on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a...More >>
    In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday - just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the...More >>
  • Obama 'confident' of Islamic State group's defeat

    Obama 'confident' of Islamic State group's defeat

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:49:23 GMT
    President Barack Obama is touring the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner, where U.S. troops defended the city of Baltimore against the British during the War of 1812.More >>
    President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he's leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. "is...More >>
  • Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:31 GMT
    In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will...More >>
    In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide...More >>
  • Lawmakers to high court: Protect pregnant workers

    Lawmakers to high court: Protect pregnant workers

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:15 GMT
    More than 120 members of Congress are urging the Supreme Court to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty. They say the protections are needed to ensure that...More >>
    More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it's needed to ensure that expecting mothers...More >>
  • Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

    Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:29:03 GMT
    Top diplomats from the United States and Turkey are meeting to discuss what Ankara is willing to contribute to a growing worldwide coalition to defeat the Islamic State militant group.More >>
    Even as it discouraged Iran from joining diplomatic talks on how to defeat the Islamic State militant group, the United States could not outline Friday what other nations have volunteered to contribute to a worldwide...More >>
  • US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

    US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:49:49 GMT
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early...More >>
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next...More >>
  • Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:36 GMT
    Government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month.More >>
    European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure.More >>
  • Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:29:39 GMT
    President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.More >>
    President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.More >>
  • Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:00:14 GMT
    The White House says Bush-era congressional authorizations for the war on al-Qaida and the Iraq invasion give President Barack Obama the legal backing to expand the fight against the Islamic State group without new...More >>
    On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But...More >>
  • INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

    INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:59:35 GMT
    The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles - but also...More >>
    The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles - but also make it...More >>
  • White House: New US mission a war as with al-Qaida

    White House: New US mission a war as with al-Qaida

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:39:14 GMT
    The White House is characterizing the U.S. mission against Islamic State militants as a war similar to the one waged against al-Qaida and its affiliates.More >>
    The White House is characterizing the U.S. mission against Islamic State militants as a war similar to the one waged against al-Qaida and its affiliates.More >>
  • Sen. Mark Udall visits flooded Colorado towns

    Sen. Mark Udall visits flooded Colorado towns

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:28:57 GMT
    Fighting for his political life, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is visiting flood-ravaged villages northwest of Denver amid criticism that he's making the disaster a cornerstone of his re-election campaign.More >>
    Fighting for his political life, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall marked the one-year anniversary of last year's devastating floods by visiting two battered villages northwest of Denver while his re-election campaign...More >>
  • Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

    Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:20:00 GMT
    President Barack Obama is welcoming former President Bill Clinton to the White House to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program.More >>
    President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on Friday highlighted the benefits of volunteering as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program and welcomed the newest class...More >>
  • Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that

    Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:09:37 GMT
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm raised more than $6 million last month and spent more than twice that in an effort to claim the majority.More >>
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm, which is looking to topple Democrats from their majority in November's elections, spent almost $13 million last month, committee aides said Friday.More >>
  • Clintons returning to Iowa amid 2016 speculation

    Clintons returning to Iowa amid 2016 speculation

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:49:41 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton left Iowa when she finished third in the state's presidential caucuses on what she later called an "excruciating" night in 2008.More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton left Iowa on an "excruciating" night in 2008, the beginning of the end of her White House campaign. She returns for the first time this weekend, not quite yet running for president but sure to hear...More >>
  • US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

    US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:19:22 GMT
    The Obama administration is sanctioning Russia's largest bank as part of a new round of financial penalties aimed at punishing Moscow for its support of separatists in Ukraine.More >>
    The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia's largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies.More >>
  • Syrian troops capture key central town

    Syrian troops capture key central town

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:39:33 GMT
    The Syrian army and an activist group say government forces have captured a central town that has changed hands several times during the civil war.More >>
    Government forces have captured a central Syrian town that has changed hands several times during the civil war, the military and activists said Friday.More >>
  • US to restart limited adoption program in Vietnam

    US to restart limited adoption program in Vietnam

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-09-12 12:58:50 GMT
    Vietnam and the United States will soon resume limited inter-country adoptions, both nations said Friday, six years after a ban was imposed because of allegations of widespread baby-selling and children offered...More >>
    Vietnam and the United States will soon resume limited inter-country adoptions, both nations said Friday, six years after a ban was imposed because of allegations of widespread baby-selling and children offered without the...More >>
  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-09-12 09:10:38 GMT
    The first two bills designed to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to Nevada sailed through the Assembly unanimously Thursday as one lawmaker called the project the biggest thing to...More >>
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion...More >>
  • Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine

    Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:58:52 GMT
    Yahoo says the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance laws by surrendering online information, a step the...More >>
    Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company...More >>
  • Teacher hurt when gun accidentally shatters toilet

    Teacher hurt when gun accidentally shatters toilet

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:10:19 GMT
    Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher has been rushed to the hospital after a concealed firearm she was carrying accidently discharged in a school bathroom and shot her in the leg.More >>
    A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.More >>
  • Obama addresses plight of Christians in Mideast

    Obama addresses plight of Christians in Mideast

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:58:05 GMT
    President Barack Obama says it's important to protect Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East as the U.S. and its partners fight the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.More >>
    President Barack Obama says it's important to protect Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East as the U.S. and its partners fight the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.More >>
  • Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

    Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:09:23 GMT
    A federal judge has struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates.More >>
    A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard.More >>
  • US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

    US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:09:13 GMT
    Two U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle spent a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."More >>
    Two freshmen U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle said Thursday they survived and even cooperated while spending a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."More >>
  • Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies

    Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:38:31 GMT
    Five times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the...More >>
    Six times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the moment, at...More >>
  • Obama's request to combat militants draws support

    Obama's request to combat militants draws support

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:40 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he believes Congress will help President Barack Obama carry through on his strategy to attack Islamic State militants who have been grabbing territory in Iraq and Syria.More >>
    Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama's call to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and pointed toward...More >>
  • Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting

    Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:33 GMT
    The federal government on Thursday moved to tighten its rules on the reporting of workplace deaths and severe injuries, declaring that employers beginning Jan. 1 must report any fatalities within eight hours of the...More >>
    Tightening its standards, the government issued new regulations Thursday that will require managers to file a detailed report within eight hours on fatal workplace accidents.More >>
  • Obama chief of staff pledges action on immigration

    Obama chief of staff pledges action on immigration

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:48:54 GMT
    The White House chief of staff is assuring frustrated Latino lawmakers that President Barack Obama will take executive action by the end of the year to address the nation's flawed immigration system, and do as...More >>
    President Barack Obama will act on his own by year's end to remake the nation's fractured immigration system, and he will go as far as he can under the law, the White House chief of staff told frustrated Latino...More >>
  • Incumbent's loss upends Massachusetts' House race

    Incumbent's loss upends Massachusetts' House race

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:38:17 GMT
    For months, Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic congressman John Tierney as an extreme partisan on the far left, hoping to leave him politically wounded and vulnerable to Republican challenger...More >>
    For months, state and national Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District as an extreme partisan on the far left, hoping to leave him politically...More >>
  • Retired general to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

    Retired general to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:28:54 GMT
    U.S. officials say retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State group, as nations begin to determine what part each will play.More >>
    Retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State militants, as the campaign against the extremist group ramps up and nations begin to determine what role each will...More >>
  • Obama's counter-terror fight faces high risk

    Obama's counter-terror fight faces high risk

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:18:35 GMT
    President Barack Obama's decision to expand airstrikes in Iraq and extend them to Syria raises a host of questions about how an intensified military campaign can achieve his goal of destroying the Islamic State...More >>
    President Barack Obama's decision to expand airstrikes in Iraq and extend them to Syria raises a host of questions about how an intensified military campaign can achieve his goal of destroying the Islamic State group.More >>
  • APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since...More >>
    President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more...More >>
  • House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

    House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:58:25 GMT
    The House and Senate are controlled by different political parties, but both are spending time these days on similar paths: debating measures that everyone knows are going nowhere.More >>
    House and Senate leaders, usually proud sorts, staged showdown votes in their chambers Thursday on measures that are going nowhere. And in the logic that prevails during the weeks before crucial congressional elections,...More >>
  • Attacking Syria may entangle US in rebel rivalries

    Attacking Syria may entangle US in rebel rivalries

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:30:44 GMT
    In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, rebel rivalries and religious hatred.More >>
    In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, rebel rivalries and religious hatred.More >>
  • Biden returning to key presidential state of Iowa

    Biden returning to key presidential state of Iowa

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:57:58 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is returning to the key presidential state of Iowa next week, reminding voters not to count him out of the next presidential campaign.More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden is returning to the key presidential state of Iowa next week, reminding voters not to count him out of the next presidential campaign.More >>
  • Senate kills constitutional amendment on elections

    Senate kills constitutional amendment on elections

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:28:20 GMT
    Senate Republicans have killed a Democratic-written constitutional amendment aimed at big spending in election campaigns by corporations, wealthy individuals and candidates themselves.More >>
    Senate Republicans have killed a Democratic-written constitutional amendment aimed at big spending in election campaigns by corporations, wealthy individuals and candidates themselves.More >>
  • Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

    Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:59:20 GMT
    Sixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.More >>
    Sixteen female senators from both parties called on the National Football League Thursday to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.More >>
  • Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia

    Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:18:11 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the U.S. is moving ahead with tougher economic sanctions on Russia over what the U.S. says are Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.More >>
    President Barack Obama says the U.S. is moving ahead with tougher economic sanctions on Russia over what the U.S. says are Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.More >>
  • Clintons organizing 10th annual global meeting

    Clintons organizing 10th annual global meeting

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:38:17 GMT
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are bringing together heads of state, business leaders and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon for their annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting.More >>
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are bringing together heads of state, business leaders and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon for their annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting.More >>
  • Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos

    Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:09:25 GMT
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he walked out of a speech Wednesday night after audience members booed his comments in support of Israel.More >>
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he walked out of a speech Wednesday night to a Christian organization after some audience members booed his comments in support of Israel and the Jewish people.More >>
  • Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

    Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:57:51 GMT
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.More >>
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.More >>
  • Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:20:11 GMT
    The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company...More >>
    The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company officials say....More >>
  • 1 march, 11 sentences for Myanmar rights activist

    1 march, 11 sentences for Myanmar rights activist

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:38:23 GMT
    A Myanmar court has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to two years in prison for marching through its biggest city and handing out leaflets that questioned the legitimacy of the country's new,...More >>
    By marching through the traffic-choked streets of Myanmar's busiest city, handing out leaflets that lambasted the new nominally civilian government, Htin Kyaw showed how much the country has changed since emerging from...More >>
  • Homeland Security chief says ISIL not only threat

    Homeland Security chief says ISIL not only threat

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:08:32 GMT
    The head of the Homeland Security Department says that while the surging Islamic State group is taking most U.S. attention now, officials must stay on top of other terrorist threats as well.More >>
    The head of the Homeland Security Department says that while the surging Islamic State group is taking most U.S. attention now, officials must stay on top of other terrorist threats as well.More >>
  • Missouri lawmakers expand gun rights in schools

    Missouri lawmakers expand gun rights in schools

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 08:37:55 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers have overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill creating a training program for teachers to carry guns in schools and expanding where residents can openly carry firearms.More >>
    Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote Thursday that capped a two-year effort by the Republican-led Legislature to expand gun...More >>
  • Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

    Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:27:47 GMT
    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal...More >>
    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the...More >>
  • Congressional reaction to Obama's speech

    Congressional reaction to Obama's speech

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:17:52 GMT
    By The Associated Press Congressional Republicans and Democrats reacted Wednesday night to President Barack Obama's expanded campaign of military airstrikes and support for partner forces to...More >>
    By The Associated Press Congressional Republicans and Democrats reacted Wednesday night to President Barack Obama's expanded campaign of military airstrikes and support for partner forces to combat...More >>
  • Lawyers: Court lifts bank freeze on ex-US diplomat

    Lawyers: Court lifts bank freeze on ex-US diplomat

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:37:52 GMT
    An Austrian court has lifted a freeze on bank deposits held by a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations, and his wife, lawyers for the couple said late Wednesday.More >>
    An Austrian court has lifted a freeze on bank deposits held by a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations, and his wife, lawyers for the couple said late Wednesday.More >>
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:18 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm...More >>
    Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless...More >>
  • Independent walks tightrope in Senate bid in Kan.

    Independent walks tightrope in Senate bid in Kan.

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:11 GMT
    Greg Orman, the suddenly relevant independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, is walking a tightrope in his campaign against GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, projecting himself as fresh and authentic while...More >>
    Greg Orman, the suddenly relevant independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, is walking a tightrope in his campaign against GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, projecting himself as fresh and authentic while acknowledging that...More >>
  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

    Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:09 GMT
    Some of the tea party lawmakers who helped force a government shutdown last year over President Barack Obama's health care law appear to be playing nice this time around.More >>
    The tea party may have learned its lesson.More >>
  • FACT CHECK: Obama on his plan for military action

    FACT CHECK: Obama on his plan for military action

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:03 GMT
    It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military...More >>
    It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military actions...More >>
  • Congress questions Goodell actions on Rice video

    Congress questions Goodell actions on Rice video

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:19:56 GMT
    Twelve Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell questioning his handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.More >>
    Members of Congress from both parties on Wednesday questioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.More >>
  • Obama says military campaign will take time

    Obama says military campaign will take time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:17:59 GMT
    President Barack Obama says it will take time to eradicate Islamic State extremists but is offering no timetable for how long the United States will conduct airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria.More >>
    President Barack Obama says it will take time to eradicate Islamic State extremists but is offering no timetable for how long the United States will conduct airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria.More >>
  • Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq

    Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:09:57 GMT
    President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic...More >>
    President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities.More >>
  • GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11

    GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:48:22 GMT
    Republicans controlling the House are set to unveil a short-term spending bill with new funds to battle the Ebola outbreak but no additional funding to cope with the crisis of unaccompanied immigrant children on...More >>
    Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak.More >>
  • Republican women struggle to secure party's future

    Republican women struggle to secure party's future

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:03:40 GMT
    Elise Stefanik (STEF'-ah-nick) is fighting to make history in upstate New York.More >>
    Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York that - like the Republican Party - is struggling to grow.More >>
  • Senators chide freight railroads on delays

    Senators chide freight railroads on delays

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:17:53 GMT
    Senators say they're skeptical that freight railroads are doing all they can do to alleviate widespread delays preventing shippers from getting their products to market.More >>
    Senators and shippers complained Wednesday that widespread delays in freight rail shipments are hurting a wide array of industries and driving some companies out of business, and they expressed doubt that the railroad...More >>
  • Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

    Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:08:27 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry is in Baghdad for the first high-level U.S. meeting with Iraq's new prime minister.More >>
    The United States pledged Wednesday to stand by Iraq as its new leaders pleaded for help in facing down a rampant, deadly insurgency. The assurances by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a daylong visit to Baghdad...More >>
  • Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

    Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:58:23 GMT
    House Republicans have rebuffed President Barack Obama's private request for authority to train moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State group militants in Syria. They have also turned aside his appeal...More >>
    In the run-up to a presidential address, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Wednesday for a quick pre-election vote to approve the administration's request to train and equip Syrian rebels fighting terrorists...More >>
  • 9 topless activists cleared in Notre Dame protest

    9 topless activists cleared in Notre Dame protest

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:58:17 GMT
    A Paris court has thrown out a legal case against nine activists who bared their breasts in a rowdy protest inside Notre Dame Cathedral, ruling that there was insufficient evidence of any material damage.More >>
    A Paris court on Wednesday threw out a legal complaint against nine activists who bared their breasts in a protest at Notre Dame Cathedral but ruled that three security guards who restrained the women were too violent.More >>
  • Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:38:15 GMT
    The Veterans Affairs Department says it has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA's troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays in...More >>
    Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday.More >>
  • Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:29:46 GMT
    Student loan debt isn't just a problem for the young. A small, but growing percentage of seniors struggle to pay back education debt - tens of thousands even seeing their Social Security benefits offset when...More >>
    Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social...More >>
  • First lady helps reopen White House Visitor Center

    First lady helps reopen White House Visitor Center

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:28:41 GMT
    Michelle Obama has helped reopen the White House Visitor Center following a two-year, $12.6 million renovation.More >>
    The desk where President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his "fireside chats." An eagle ornamental feature from the top of the flagpole on the White House roof. A desk with an intercom system that allowed the chief White...More >>
  • Court adds gay marriage to Sept. 29 agenda

    Court adds gay marriage to Sept. 29 agenda

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:08:22 GMT
    The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.More >>
    The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.More >>
  • GOP in uphill battle in Michigan US Senate fight

    GOP in uphill battle in Michigan US Senate fight

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:27:37 GMT
    Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about prospects for seizing the Michigan U.S. Senate seat held for more than three decades by retiring Democrat Sen. Carl Levin.More >>
    Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about winning U.S. Senate control in part by picking up a prized seat in Michigan held for more than three decades by a retiring Democratic lion, Sen. Carl Levin.More >>
  • Officials: No threat of Islamic State attack in US

    Officials: No threat of Islamic State attack in US

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:07:28 GMT
    The Obama administration is reiterating its belief that there is no immediate threat of an attack in the U.S. by Islamic State extremists.More >>
    The Islamic State group doesn't pose an immediate threat of an attack in the United States, senior U.S. officials testified Wednesday, but warned that the danger from the militants is spreading beyond the Middle East...More >>
  • Reid: Give Obama authority to equip Syrian rebels

    Reid: Give Obama authority to equip Syrian rebels

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:37:22 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Congress should give President Barack Obama authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, without rushing into a war like the one in Iraq.More >>
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Congress should give President Barack Obama authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, without rushing into a war like the one in Iraq.More >>
  • Senator: Congress must vote on fighting Islamists

    Senator: Congress must vote on fighting Islamists

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:56:56 GMT
    An independent member of the U.S. Senate is voicing uneasiness with the Obama administration's push toward a more fierce confrontation with Islamic militants, while criticizing Congress for doing too little.More >>
    An independent member of the U.S. Senate is voicing uneasiness with the Obama administration's push toward a more fierce confrontation with Islamic militants, while criticizing Congress for doing too little.More >>
  • News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

    News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:18:46 GMT
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >>
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >>
  • Democrat Moulton sets sights on congressional seat

    Democrat Moulton sets sights on congressional seat

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-09-10 06:07:26 GMT
    Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney...More >>
    Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney in a...More >>
  • After Brown wins GOP primary, Shaheen on offensive

    After Brown wins GOP primary, Shaheen on offensive

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-09-10 05:57:41 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wasted no time contrasting Republican Scott Brown's recent arrival in New Hampshire to her deep connections and decades of service, running ads against him hours before he won the...More >>
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wasted no time contrasting Republican Scott Brown's recent arrival in New Hampshire to her deep connections and decades of service, running ads against him hours before he won the Republican...More >>
  • Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 05:27:02 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address to the nation Wednesday to discuss his plans for expanding U.S. efforts to confront militants in Iraq and Syria.More >>
    President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to...More >>
  • US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:56:52 GMT
    Nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday conceded defeat to political newcomer Seth Moulton in the Democratic primary in the state's 6th Congressional District.More >>
    In a stunning defeat, nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday lost a bitter Democratic primary contest to political newcomer Seth Moulton in the state's 6th Congressional District.More >>
  • Rosa Parks' archive heads to Library of Congress

    Rosa Parks' archive heads to Library of Congress

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:47:45 GMT
    Hundreds of items from the civil rights figure Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.More >>
    Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New York warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.More >>
  • News Guide: Primary election highlights

    News Guide: Primary election highlights

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:47:40 GMT
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >>
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >>
  • Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:17:51 GMT
    The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor that was targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and...More >>
    The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor that was targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company...More >>
  • Brown wins GOP primary in bid for US Senate return

    Brown wins GOP primary in bid for US Senate return

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:06:48 GMT
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.More >>
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.More >>
  • US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:56:53 GMT
    Nine-term U.S. Rep. John Tierney has conceded defeat to former Marine Seth Moulton after a hard-fought Democratic primary in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.More >>
    Nine-term U.S. Rep. John Tierney has conceded defeat to former Marine Seth Moulton after a hard-fought Democratic primary in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.More >>
  • Justice Dept. watchdog complains of interference

    Justice Dept. watchdog complains of interference

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:56:50 GMT
    The Justice Department's inspector general says his staff is routinely blocked from getting access to documents it needs for investigation of the department.More >>
    The Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday that his staff is routinely blocked from getting access to documents it needs for audits and reviews of the department and its law enforcement agencies.More >>
  • Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

    Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:36:47 GMT
    A draft study of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades shows increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying.More >>
    Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study released Tuesday by the National...More >>
  • Brown wins New Hampshire Republican Senate primary

    Brown wins New Hampshire Republican Senate primary

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 00:58:05 GMT
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has won his Republican primary in New Hampshire, advancing his attempt to get back to the Senate from another state.More >>
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.More >>
  • House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority

    House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:59:26 GMT
    Speaker John Boehner says the House will extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month and it may be done as part of a government-wide funding bill that's needed to prevent a shutdown at month's...More >>
    House Republicans moved Tuesday to extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month as part of a government-wide funding bill needed to prevent a shutdown at month's end.More >>
  • Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe

    Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:28:08 GMT
    Prosecutors investigating Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign hope to convince a federal appeals court to eventually allow them to resume a probe of possible illegal fundraising and...More >>
    Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them to resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign, in a case that touches on broader issues about just...More >>
  • Senate candidates in Colo. clash on foreign policy

    Senate candidates in Colo. clash on foreign policy

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:46:37 GMT
    Turning more to foreign policy in a Senate race that has centered on domestic concerns, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday blamed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for not doing more to stop the rise of the terrorist...More >>
    Turning more to foreign policy in a Senate race that has centered on domestic concerns, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday blamed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for not doing more to stop the rise of the terrorist...More >>
  • House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:17:11 GMT
    House Republicans are pushing a resolution condemning President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders.More >>
    The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at...More >>
  • House votes to block EPA water rules

    House votes to block EPA water rules

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:17:06 GMT
    The Republican-controlled House is moving to block the Obama administration from implementing a rule that asserts regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands. Critics say the rule...More >>
    The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved a bill to block the Obama administration from implementing a rule that asserts regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands - an action that...More >>
  • Amid GOP fears, Kansas senator's campaign reboots

    Amid GOP fears, Kansas senator's campaign reboots

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:16:53 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' newly retooled campaign already sounds different from the quiet races he's run in the past.More >>
    Pat Roberts' quickly retooled Senate campaign is emerging, and it already sounds different from the quiet races he's run in the past.More >>
  • Study: Screening may benefit heavy-smoking seniors

    Study: Screening may benefit heavy-smoking seniors

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:16:46 GMT
    Some current or former heavy smokers may benefit from a new lung cancer test even if they're 65 or older - although they experience more false alarms, suggests an analysis that comes as Medicare is debating...More >>
    Some current or former heavy smokers may benefit from a new lung cancer test even if they're 65 or older - although they experience more false alarms, suggests an analysis that comes as Medicare is debating whether to...More >>
  • Study: Rise in ER visits after Medicaid expansion

    Study: Rise in ER visits after Medicaid expansion

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:36:58 GMT
    A new study finds that many people newly covered by Medicaid under the federal health law are seeking treatment in hospital emergency rooms. That's one of the most expensive settings for health care.More >>
    Many people newly insured by Medicaid under the federal health care law are seeking treatment in hospital emergency rooms, one of the most expensive medical settings, a study released Monday concludes.More >>
  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

    Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:07:36 GMT
    An accident investigations board is scheduled to meet Tuesday to decide the cause of a fatal cargo plane crash that has become the focus of dispute between UPS and its pilot union over whether work schedules are...More >>
    A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.More >>
  • Congress considers review of police military gear

    Congress considers review of police military gear

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:57:24 GMT
    Congress says it's considering doing more to monitor and hold accountable police departments across the United States that obtain sophisticated military equipment from the federal government.More >>
    U.S. government programs to help local police agencies obtain military-grade equipment evolved in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but more than a decade later lawmakers are questioning why smalltown police...More >>
  • Bombing kills head, leaders of Syrian rebel group

    Bombing kills head, leaders of Syrian rebel group

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:57:14 GMT
    Syria's state-run news agency SANA says mortar attacks on the capital Damascus and its suburbs have killed five people and wounded 22.More >>
    The leader of an ultraconservative Islamic rebel group in Syria was killed Tuesday in a suicide bombing along with other of its top officials, its allies said, weakening the ranks of the country's already shaky armed...More >>
  • Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:27:58 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who says that Reid runs the Senate, quote, "like a plantation."More >>
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who said that Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation."More >>
  • Biden: Domestic violence a stain on US character

    Biden: Domestic violence a stain on US character

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:56:47 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden says violence against women is the ugliest form of violence there is. He's calling it a stain on America's national character that must be exposed and eliminated.More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden says violence against women is the ugliest form of violence there is. He's calling it a stain on America's national character that must be exposed and eliminated.More >>
  • NY lawmakers: Reauthorize 9/11 compensation law

    NY lawmakers: Reauthorize 9/11 compensation law

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:37:25 GMT
    Days before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, elected officials from New York called on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who became ill working at ground...More >>
    Days before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, elected officials from New York called on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who became ill working at ground zero.More >>
  • Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

    Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:29:03 GMT
    Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.More >>
    Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.More >>
  • GOP leader wants Obama to seek Hill OK for strike

    GOP leader wants Obama to seek Hill OK for strike

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:16:39 GMT
    The top Senate Republican says President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for whatever he decides to do against Islamic State militants.More >>
    The top Senate Republican says President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for whatever he decides to do against Islamic State militants.More >>
  • US airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles

    US airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:58:24 GMT
    The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of...More >>
    The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of northern and...More >>
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  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:43:48 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
    Under pressure to boost the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is rapidly growing.More >>
  • Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

    Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:43:44 GMT
    A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry...More >>
    A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the...More >>
  • Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:42:51 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.More >>
    For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an...More >>
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