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  • Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:46:44 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete...
  • Campaign 2016: Texas Gov. Perry says he needs prep

    Campaign 2016: Texas Gov. Perry says he needs prep

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:25:15 GMT
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.
  • Ky. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd

    Ky. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:07:46 GMT
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate...
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.
  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:45:22 GMT
    The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."
    The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."
  • Ky. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd

    Ky. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:26:07 GMT
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergran Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 other incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the...
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.
  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:04:57 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.
    Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the...
  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:55:35 GMT
    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
  • Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues

    Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:34:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement.
    President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement.
  • Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

    Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:24:51 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she believes the outcome of the standoff in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.
  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:04 GMT
    The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.
    The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons,...
  • NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety

    NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:30 GMT
    The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board...
    The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman...
  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:44:20 GMT
    Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether...
    Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're...
  • Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:04:22 GMT
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.
  • Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad

    Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:04:35 GMT
    Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting are demanding a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering.
    Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting on Wednesday demanded a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were...
  • Judge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant

    Judge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:54:31 GMT
    The government says it might seek new criminal charges against one of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad in 2007.
    A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed criminal charges against a former Blackwater security guard whose actions allegedly triggered the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad nearly seven...
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:52 GMT
    To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.
    The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.
  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:55:00 GMT
    The government is developing a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses create resumes, make connections with employers and become part of a database that companies can mine for skills and talents.
    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to...
  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:25:46 GMT
    Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.
    Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.
  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:05:35 GMT
    The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman...
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:05:00 GMT
    The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
    The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the...
  • Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man

    Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:05:18 GMT
    The Supreme Court says there will be no new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to overturn the death sentence of a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
  • Union protests postal counters in Staples stores

    Union protests postal counters in Staples stores

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:54:56 GMT
    Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.
    Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.
  • Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

    Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:04:02 GMT
    Republican rivals in one of the nation's most competitive Senate races are gathering for a debate Tuesday night in North Carolina, with establishment favorite Thom Tillis for the first time facing opponents who...
    The candidate in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary with backing from the party's Washington establishment came under little direct criticism Tuesday night as his top rivals had their first real chance to...
  • US clears Egypt for some military assistance

    US clears Egypt for some military assistance

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:44:08 GMT
    The Obama administration has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance, The Associated Press has learned.
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.
  • IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

    IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:27:01 GMT
    A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes.
    The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
  • At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

    At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:04:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people.
    Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's...
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:32 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to Ukraine's acting president in a high-level show of U.S. support for the embattled government.
    Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft...
  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:34:02 GMT
    A military judge is ordering prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after being captured in connection with the 2000 attack on the USS...
    Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military...
  • Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

    Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:24:21 GMT
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiting these places, but discussing issues pertinent...
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiting these places, but discussing issues pertinent to their...
  • Obama congratulates US winner of Boston Marathon

    Obama congratulates US winner of Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:46:00 GMT
    President Barack Obama has congratulated Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) on becoming the first American man in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon.
    President Barack Obama has congratulated Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) on becoming the first American man in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon.
  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:18:36 GMT
    The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:34:20 GMT
    The Supreme Court is expressing serious doubts about the constitutionality of an Ohio law that bars people from making false statements about political candidates during a campaign.
    The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.
  • Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:55:29 GMT
    A U.S. research institute says commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent.
    Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.
  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:54:36 GMT
    The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing...
  • UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

    UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:34:14 GMT
    The top United Nations envoy in Somalia is warning that foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked.
    The top United Nations envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that the U.N. and other foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked.
  • Udall ad attacks GOP's Gardner over abortion

    Udall ad attacks GOP's Gardner over abortion

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:43:50 GMT
    Democratic Senator Mark Udall aired the first ad of his closely-watched re-election campaign on Tuesday, highlighting his challenger's opposition to abortion rights.
    Democratic Senator Mark Udall aired the first ad of his closely-watched re-election campaign on Tuesday, highlighting his challenger's opposition to abortion rights.
  • US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

    US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:33:52 GMT
    U.S. Army troops are arriving in Poland to begin what will be a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe in a move to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of...
    U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last...
  • Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention

    Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:04:09 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee has asked Chicago, New York and 13 others to make a pitch to host the presidential nominating convention in 2016.
    President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating...
  • Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

    Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:04:06 GMT
    An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community says some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in...
    The inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in...
  • Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:23:50 GMT
    The Obama administration is tightening its control over intelligence and limiting officials' interactions with reporters.
    The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence - including unclassified information - by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media.
  • US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

    US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:14:17 GMT
    A U.S. official says the White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year.
    The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
  • Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

    Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:54:07 GMT
    Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in...
    Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in violation of...
  • Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

    Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:04:51 GMT
    The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.
    The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.
  • Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:14:13 GMT
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.
  • Sen. Warren says she's not running for president

    Sen. Warren says she's not running for president

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:03:21 GMT
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is insisting she isn't running for president in 2016.
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is insisting she isn't running for president in 2016.
  • Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

    Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-04-22 09:11:01 GMT
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for no fewer than six changes to the Constitution, two of which are directly related to guns.
    In his new book, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for no fewer than six changes to the Constitution, two of which are directly related to guns. Others would abolish the death penalty, make it easier to...
  • US weighs curbing deportations

    US weighs curbing deportations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:34:37 GMT
    Immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson.
    Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
  • Justice Stevens: Make 6 changes to Constitution

    Justice Stevens: Make 6 changes to Constitution

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:23:00 GMT
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says in a new book that the Constitution should be changed to eliminate individuals' right to own a gun, abolish the death penalty and make it easier to limit...
    In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens began thinking about ways to prevent a repeat.
  • Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

    Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:02:58 GMT
    A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting Myanmar government forces is urging U.S. involvement in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.
    A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting Myanmar government forces is urging U.S. involvement in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.
  • Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:24:50 GMT
    The Justice Department says it is taking new steps to encourage certain federal prisoners to seek clemency and is preparing for thousands of new applications.
    The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:33:57 GMT
    The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.
    The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.
  • Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

    Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:33:54 GMT
    President Barack Obama is naming a veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer. Neil Eggleston will replace Obama's long-time counsel Kathryn Ruemmler who is leaving after three...
    President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of the Clinton White House as his new top lawyer. Neil Eggleston will replace Obama's long-time counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, who is...
  • Court rejects Arizona's appeal in immigration case

    Court rejects Arizona's appeal in immigration case

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:14:38 GMT
    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the state of Arizona over a ruling that blocked enforcement of part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law.
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law.
  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:02:50 GMT
    The Associated Press has learned that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally but without serious criminal records. On President...
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.
  • US looking into possible chemical attack in Syria

    US looking into possible chemical attack in Syria

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:53:23 GMT
    The U.S. is looking into whether a toxic chemical was deployed on areas of Syria that are controlled by rebel forces seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.
    The U.S. is looking into whether a toxic chemical was deployed in areas of Syria that are controlled by rebel forces seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd).
  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:25:14 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as...
  • As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:54:09 GMT
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
  • Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:54:05 GMT
    The Supreme Court seems likely to rule that juice maker Pom Wonderful can bring false advertising claims against the Coca-Cola Co. over a competing juice product.
    Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices."
  • NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:44:34 GMT
    The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.
    The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.
  • Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

    Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:13:57 GMT
    Thousands of children are gathering at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.
    President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and first lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful...
  • White House sets no deadline for Russia on Ukraine

    White House sets no deadline for Russia on Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:04:44 GMT
    The White House says the U.S. government is still trying to determine who was responsible for Sunday's deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine and did not specify when Russia would have to meet the terms of a Geneva...
    The White House says the U.S. government is still trying to determine who was responsible for Sunday's deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine and did not specify when Russia would have to meet the terms of a Geneva...
  • Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

    Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:55:08 GMT
    Michelle Obama says "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.
    Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.
  • US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case

    US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:24:31 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds.
    The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be searching for a middle ground Monday in the decade-long battle between Argentina and holders of its defaulted bonds.
  • Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

    Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:05:00 GMT
    The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott over his plan to require random drug tests for thousands of state workers.
    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required random drug tests for as many as 85,000 state workers.
  • High court will hear case of mistaken traffic stop

    High court will hear case of mistaken traffic stop

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:14:18 GMT
    The Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law.
    The Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law.
  • Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

    Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:45:07 GMT
    The Supreme Court says it will hear for the second time a passport dispute fraught with Middle Eastern politics. The question is whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.
    Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.
  • Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

    Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:03:08 GMT
    The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater.
    The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater.
  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:33:29 GMT
    Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.
    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their...
  • GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

    GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:13:17 GMT
    The House Republican campaign committee says it raised almost $10 million in March and has $31 million in the bank to defend the GOP's majority.
    The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.
  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:02:53 GMT
    Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are calling Sunday for stronger sanctions against Russia
    Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United...
  • Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

    Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:43:38 GMT
    John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire.
    John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire.
  • Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

    Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:32:47 GMT
    President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church.
    President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church.
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:14:01 GMT
    A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil...
  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:53:01 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the...
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:51:26 GMT
    A Western official says the United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks.
    The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup...
  • Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:53:40 GMT
    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.
    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.
  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

    Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-04-19 08:51:42 GMT
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:52:29 GMT
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:45:14 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
  • From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:22:45 GMT
    The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

    Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:02:18 GMT
    President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says...
    President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's...
  • White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment

    White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:21:13 GMT
    The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.
    The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.
  • DNC raises $10.3M in March, has $14M in debt

    DNC raises $10.3M in March, has $14M in debt

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:32:18 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee raised $10.3 million last month but still has more than $14 million in debt.
    The Democratic National Committee raised $10.3 million last month but still has more than $14 million in debt.
  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:31:46 GMT
    The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.
    The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.
  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:31:42 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.
    The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.
  • Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

    Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:11:47 GMT
    Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate.
    Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early...
  • Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

    Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:51:00 GMT
    The Supreme Court has declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals.
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.
  • White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

    White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:41:38 GMT
    The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region.
    The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the...
  • Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:11:35 GMT
    When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too.
    When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too.
  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:42:10 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
    President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
  • Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

    Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:21:54 GMT
    A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.
    A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.
  • Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

    Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:41:04 GMT
    Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.
    Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.
  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

    Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:12:30 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's publisher says her upcoming book on her role as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be called "Hard Choices."
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state...
  • UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:31:17 GMT
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited a top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama's campaigns to help with its leader's election bid next year.
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod - a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories - to help with its leader's election bid next year.
  • Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:11:49 GMT
    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when...
    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was...
  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:30:49 GMT
    The outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law is getting better, with more people enrolled overall and a much-needed surge of interest among young adults.
    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:00:40 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...
  • 2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

    2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:30:24 GMT
    The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia (AN'-toh-nihn skuh-LEE'-uh) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the...
    The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect.
  • Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:00:32 GMT
    President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow...
    President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't...
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:30:14 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.
  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:30:47 GMT
    A new government report says the Internal Revenue Service audits less than 1 percent of large partnerships, drawing criticism from Congress.
    The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions for now

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions for now

    Ukraine is seeking to pacify Russia even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what Washington says are Russian efforts to foment unrest in the former Soviet state.
    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by...
  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:23:56 GMT
    Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the...
    Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City...
  • Gov't: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy

    Gov't: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:23:21 GMT
    The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad...
    The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly...
  • Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

    Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:02:21 GMT
    First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy.
    It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation.
  • President defending health law good for some Dems

    President defending health law good for some Dems

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.
    President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.
  • Obama: No US military involvement in Ukraine

    Obama: No US military involvement in Ukraine

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:22:19 GMT
    President Barack Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering.
    President Barack Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering.
  • Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call

    Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:22:16 GMT
    President Barack Obama says he's surprised that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is accusing him of failing to work with Congress on immigration.
    President Barack Obama says he's surprised that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is accusing him of failing to work with Congress on immigration.
  • Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:10:25 GMT
    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.
    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.
  • Obama sends condolences on S Korea ferry disaster

    Obama sends condolences on S Korea ferry disaster

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:00:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster and says he will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week.
    President Barack Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster and says he will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week.
  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

    Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:10:08 GMT
    A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three...
    A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed...
  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

    Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:50:44 GMT
    A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.
    A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.
  • Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:40:55 GMT
    The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.
    A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget...
  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:01:54 GMT
    Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
    Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:00:23 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. will send nonlethal assistance to Ukraine's military in light of what he called Russia's ongoing destabilizing actions there.
    The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said...
  • Obama says wounded bikers are an inspiration

    Obama says wounded bikers are an inspiration

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:21:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come.
    President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come.
  • US sanctions government official in Zimbabwe

    US sanctions government official in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:21:53 GMT
    The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.
    The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.
  • Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

    Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:09:46 GMT
    The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her...
    The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with...
  • Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

    Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

    President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.
    President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.
  • Little government response to bombing a year later

    Little government response to bombing a year later

    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism...
    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that...
  • Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

    Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

    Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said...
    Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday.
  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    Some Democrats say it's time for their party to openly embrace the president's health care law now that better news surrounds it.
    The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.
  • Consumer groups win appeal to reveal Company Doe

    Consumer groups win appeal to reveal Company Doe

    A federal appeals court is siding with consumer groups in a fight to reveal the identity of the manufacturer in a product safety case linked to a child's death.
    We soon could know the identity of the manufacturer - only known now as "Company Doe" - in a product safety case that has been linked to a child's death.
  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S....
    The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian...
  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.
  • Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

    Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people...
    Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help...
  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Vice President Joe Biden's wife is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill at...
    Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.
  • Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

    Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

    A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next...
    A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next month.
  • US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
  • Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

    Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

    A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next...
    A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.
  • Clinton White House documents to be released

    Clinton White House documents to be released

    The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
    The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
  • Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

    Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

    Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular...
    Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President...
  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?
    As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.
  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    A year after the Senate scuttled President Barack Obama's drive for new firearms restrictions, congressional gun control supporters are significantly winnowing their 2014 legislative agenda.
    Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers...
  • House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

    House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

    Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in...
    Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.
  • Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

    Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

    President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.
    President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Too early to worry about 2016

    Sen. Ted Cruz: Too early to worry about 2016

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.
  • Democrats have outside money advantage - for now

    Democrats have outside money advantage - for now

    Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks to political organizations for November's elections, and the sums raised by the national parties and their super PAC allies are already...
    Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks to influence November's elections, and the sums raised by the national parties and their super PAC allies are already approaching the $1 billion mark,...
  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    The U.S. transportation secretary says indecision by Congress about how to pay for programs is again threatening to set back or shut down road and transit projects across the country. That could result in...
    On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects...
  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.
    President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.
  • Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

    Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

    President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments.
    President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments.
  • Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

    Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

    President Barack Obama is commuting the sentence of an inmate who got a longer prison sentence because of a typo.
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order.
  • 5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    By The Associated Press The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
    By The Associated Press The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
  • Court upholds EPA emission standards

    Court upholds EPA emission standards

    A federal appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain...
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to...
  • Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

    Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

    President Barack Obama has told religious leaders that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws.
    President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation.
  • Union fights push to hire private tax collectors

    Union fights push to hire private tax collectors

    A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.
    A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.
  • Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

    Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

    President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White House.
    President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office.
  • US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail

    US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail

    The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.
    The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.
  • Grimes raised $2.7 million in first quarter

    Grimes raised $2.7 million in first quarter

    Alison Lundergan Grimes raised more money than Mitch McConnell in the past three months, but the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate still trails the Senate Republican leader by a 2-to-1 margin in available funds.
    Alison Lundergan Grimes raised more money than Mitch McConnell in the past three months, but the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate still trails the Senate Republican leader by a 2-to-1 margin in available funds.
  • Holder urges approval of $15M for shooter training

    Holder urges approval of $15M for shooter training

    Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to approve $15 million for training law enforcement officers in handling shooting rampages.
    Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to approve $15 million for training law enforcement officers in handling shooting rampages.
  • Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

    Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

    With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against...
    With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas...
  • People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

    People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

    People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve - for now.
    People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve - for now.
  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

    Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

    The White House is confirming that CIA Director John Brennan was in the Ukrainian capital over the weekend.
    Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the...
  • Feds charge woman in Hillary Clinton shoe-throw

    Feds charge woman in Hillary Clinton shoe-throw

    Authorities have filed federal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe on stage while Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a convention speech.
    Federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton while she gave a convention speech at a Las Vegas Strip resort.
  • Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

    Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

    The Social Security Administration says it is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.
    The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.
  • CBO: Deficits to drift lower on lower health costs

    CBO: Deficits to drift lower on lower health costs

    A congressional report predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spending on federal health care spending being the main reason.
    A congressional report released Monday predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spending on federal health care spending being the main reason.
  • Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    Michelle Obama says she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.
    Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.
  • Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

    Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

    Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections.
    Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections.
  • April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.
    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.
  • Native Americans say US violated human rights

    Native Americans say US violated human rights

    A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.
    A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.
  • Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

    Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

    A new government report says the Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought.
    The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.
  • APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

    APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

    A U.S. military official says a Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region.
    A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.
  • Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    President Barack Obama is remembering those killed at a Jewish community center and retirement complex, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
    President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
  • Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

    Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

    The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College.
    Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental or remedial college classes ever graduate.
  • Feds to probe hate crimes link in Kansas shootings

    Feds to probe hate crimes link in Kansas shootings

    Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department prosecutors will investigate whether federal hate crimes were committed in the Kansas shootings that killed three people over the weekend.
    Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.
  • 2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

    2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

    Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news...
    Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media...
  • Obama offers condolences after Kansas shootings

    Obama offers condolences after Kansas shootings

    President Barack Obama is offering condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday's shootings outside a Jewish community center and a retirement village in Kansas.
    President Barack Obama is offering condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday's shootings outside a Jewish community center and a retirement village in Kansas.
  • Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism'

    Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism'

    The head of the Democrats' committee to elect members to the House says, quote, "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism, and that's unfortunate."
    An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said...
  • Rand Paul: US 'can't invite the whole world'

    Rand Paul: US 'can't invite the whole world'

    Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."
    Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."
  • Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed'

    Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed'

    Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the administration's own predictions that the new health care law's online sign-up system would be ready by Oct. 1 were "just flat out...
    The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview...
  • US ambassador: Talks with Iran continuing

    US ambassador: Talks with Iran continuing

    The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washington's decision to block Tehran's ambassador to the diplomatic body.
    The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washington's decision to block Tehran's ambassador to the diplomatic body.
  • Feds: Safety concerns led to Nevada cow release

    Feds: Safety concerns led to Nevada cow release

    By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who...
    By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has...
  • Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile

    Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile

    The world's top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukraine.
    The world's top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukraine.
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  • Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

    Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:15:27 GMT
    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.
    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.
  • Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:47:05 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete...
  • Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford

    Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:45:30 GMT
    Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.
    Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.
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