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  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:06:24 GMT
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those...More
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties...More
  • 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.More
    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...More
  • 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 13:25:20 GMT
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.More
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.More
  • 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 13:07:51 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...More
    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.More
  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:45:27 GMT
    The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."More
    The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."More
  • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

    Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:26:22 GMT
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.More
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them both on track to be executed as early as next week.More
  • 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 11:26:11 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...More
    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.More
  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:06:08 GMT
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...More
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...More
  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:24:52 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.More
    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...More
  • 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 05:55:34 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.More
    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.More
  • 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 04:34:46 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement.More
    President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement.More
  • Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

    Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:25:28 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.More
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she believes the outcome of the standoff in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.More
  • 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 01:55:35 GMT
    The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.More
    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,...More
  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:34 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...More
    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...More
  • 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...More
    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...More
  • Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:04:24 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.More
    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.More
  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:45:58 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.More
    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.More
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:18 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.More
    Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without...More
  • 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 22:04:44 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.More
    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...More
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:36:06 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.More
    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.More
  • Judge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant

    Judge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:54:33 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.More
    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...More
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:46:07 GMT
    To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.More
    The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.More
  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:24 GMT
    Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months.More
    Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press...More
  • 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 19:55:09 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.More
    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...More
  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:26:01 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.More
    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.More
  • 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 19:05:32 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.More
    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...More
  • Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

    Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:48 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...More
    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...More
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:15:54 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 the...More
    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...More
  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:05:21 GMT
    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal that could reinstate such affirmative action has sparked a backlash that forged a new...More
    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the...More
  • 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 16:05:21 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.More
    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.More
  • Union protests postal counters in Staples stores

    Union protests postal counters in Staples stores

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:54:59 GMT
    Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.More
    Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.More
  • Afghan election commission delays vote results

    Afghan election commission delays vote results

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:14:20 GMT
    Afghanistan's election commission has delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits.More
    Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion...More
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:26 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More
  • Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:36:15 GMT
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of...More
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the...More
  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:14:20 GMT
    Some Republicans are pushing for their party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage as public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly and the party tries to woo younger voters more supportive of gay unions.More
    As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to...More
  • 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...More
    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...More
  • US clears Egypt for some military assistance

    US clears Egypt for some military assistance

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:44:13 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.More
    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.More
  • IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

    IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:12 GMT
    A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes.More
    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.More
  • Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

    Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:05 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...More
    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...More
  • At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

    At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:01 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.More
    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...More
  • 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 23:44:57 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.More
    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...More
  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:23 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...More
    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...More
  • Obama congratulates US winner of Boston Marathon

    Obama congratulates US winner of Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:14:03 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.More
    President Barack Obama has congratulated Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) on becoming the first American man in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon.More
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:44 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...More
    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...More
  • 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 21:34:28 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.More
    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.More
  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

    Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:04:12 GMT
    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...More
    In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed...More
  • 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 19:54:41 GMT
    The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.More
    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...More
  • UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

    UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:34:15 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.More
    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.More
  • Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:34:10 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.More
    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.More
  • 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 18:43:52 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.More
    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.More
  • 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 18:33:51 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...More
    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...More
  • Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention

    Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:04:08 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.More
    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...More
  • 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...More
    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...More
  • Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:24:35 GMT
    The Obama administration is tightening its control over intelligence and limiting officials' interactions with reporters.More
    The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence - including unclassified information - by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media.More
  • 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 17:14:43 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.More
    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.More
  • Iran lawmakers seek probe into alleged jail abuse

    Iran lawmakers seek probe into alleged jail abuse

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:34:44 GMT
    Iran's official news agency says seven lawmakers have demanded a probe into alleged beatings of several political prisoners held at Tehran's Evin prison.More
    Several Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded a probe into alleged beatings of political prisoners held at Tehran's Evin prison, the official IRNA news agency reported.More
  • 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 15:04:50 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.More
    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.More
  • Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:14:31 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.More
    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.More
  • 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 13:03:19 GMT
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is insisting she isn't running for president in 2016.More
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is insisting she isn't running for president in 2016.More
  • Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

    Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:43:36 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.More
    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...More
  • US weighs curbing deportations

    US weighs curbing deportations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:34:33 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.More
    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.More
  • Justice Stevens: Make 6 changes to Constitution

    Justice Stevens: Make 6 changes to Constitution

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:23:02 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...More
    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.More
  • Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

    Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:03:01 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.More
    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.More
  • Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:24:49 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.More
    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...More
  • US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:13:28 GMT
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of...More
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for...More
  • US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:34:03 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.More
    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.More
  • 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 21:33:59 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...More
    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...More
  • 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 21:14:42 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.More
    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.More
  • As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:54:02 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.More
    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.More
  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:32:50 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...More
    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.More
  • 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 19:53:26 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.More
    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).More
  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:33:56 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.More
    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...More
  • Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

    Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:54:21 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.More
    John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire.More
  • Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:54:13 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.More
    Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices."More
  • Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

    Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:13:59 GMT
    Thousands of children are gathering at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.More
    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...More
  • 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 18:04:43 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...More
    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...More
  • 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 17:55:15 GMT
    Michelle Obama says "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.More
    Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.More
  • US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case

    US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:35:48 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds.More
    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.More
  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:34:38 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.More
    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.More
  • Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

    Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:04:58 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.More
    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.More
  • Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

    Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:54:44 GMT
    Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.More
    Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.More
  • NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:23:53 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, because President Barack Obama and...More
    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, because President Barack Obama and senior...More
  • 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 15:14:20 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.More
    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.More
  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:03:22 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...More
    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.More
  • 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 14:45:06 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.More
    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.More
  • Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

    Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:14:53 GMT
    The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater.More
    The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater.More
  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:34:01 GMT
    Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.More
    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...More
  • 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 03:13:20 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.More
    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.More
  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:13:49 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.More
    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...More
  • Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

    Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:13:46 GMT
    Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.More
    Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.More
  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:13:44 GMT
    Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are calling Sunday for stronger sanctions against RussiaMore
    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...More
  • 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 18:32:48 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.More
    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.More
  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:52:41 GMT
    As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.More
    As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.More
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:13:59 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.More
    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...More
  • Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:13:20 GMT
    New partial results released in Afghanistan's presidential election show candidate Abdullah Abdullah still is the front-runner, though a runoff election will be likely.More
    Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a...More
  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

    Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:33:14 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.More
    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.More
  • Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:33:11 GMT
    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.More
    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.More
  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:33:03 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.More
    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.More
  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

    Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:32:56 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...More
    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...More
  • Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:52:18 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.More
    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.More
  • 4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:42:40 GMT
    Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.More
    Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.More
  • A nutty finale for 'Scandal,' TV's craziest show

    A nutty finale for 'Scandal,' TV's craziest show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:52:08 GMT
    "Scandal" is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there's a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity.More
    "Scandal" is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there's a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity.More
  • From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:22:42 GMT
    The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.More
    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.More
  • 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 23:21:15 GMT
    The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.More
    The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.More
  • 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 22:32:28 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee raised $10.3 million last month but still has more than $14 million in debt.More
    The Democratic National Committee raised $10.3 million last month but still has more than $14 million in debt.More
  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:32:21 GMT
    The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.More
    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.More
  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:31:57 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.More
    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.More
  • 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 21:11:52 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.More
    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...More
  • 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 20:51:13 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.More
    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.More
  • 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 20:41:42 GMT
    The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region.More
    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...More
  • After Algerian landslide, what next?

    After Algerian landslide, what next?

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:21:52 GMT
    Algerian officials say President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote.More
    Algeria's frail president won a fourth term in a landslide victory, but it only masks a bigger question for this oil-rich North African nation - what now? It's still unclear who will eventually succeed the...More
  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:42:18 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.More
    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.More
  • Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

    Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:21:56 GMT
    A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.More
    A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.More
  • Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

    Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:41:08 GMT
    Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.More
    Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.More
  • In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash

    In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:21:10 GMT
    Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving...More
    Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of...More
  • 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 17:12:46 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."More
    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...More
  • Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:00:54 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...More
    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...More
  • UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:31:26 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.More
    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.More
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:01:04 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...More
    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...More
  • 2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

    2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:40:27 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...More
    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.More
  • Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:00:36 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...More
    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...More
  • Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    Algerians are trickling into the polls to elect a new president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be won by the ailing incumbent.More
    The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced.More
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:45 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.More
    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.More
  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:31:04 GMT
    A new government report says the Internal Revenue Service audits less than 1 percent of large partnerships, drawing criticism from Congress.More
    The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.More
  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:31:37 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...More
    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...More
  • 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.More
    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...More
  • 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 21:23:39 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...More
    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...More
  • 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 21:02:37 GMT
    First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy.More
    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.More
  • 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.More
    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.More
  • Obama: No US military involvement in Ukraine

    Obama: No US military involvement in Ukraine

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:31:56 GMT
    President Barack Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering.More
    President Barack Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering.More
  • Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call

    Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:22:24 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.More
    President Barack Obama says he's surprised that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is accusing him of failing to work with Congress on immigration.More
  • Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:10:27 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.More
    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.More
  • 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 20:00:44 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.More
    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.More
  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

    Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:10:10 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...More
    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...More
  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

    Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:00:31 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.More
    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.More
  • 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 18:40:57 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.More
    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...More
  • Turkey increases spy agency's powers

    Turkey increases spy agency's powers

    Turkey's parliament looks set to pass a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It is the latest in a string of moves critics say is undermining democracy in the country...More
    Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It's the latest in a string of moves that critics say is undermining the country's...More
  • Ex-Senegalese president's son to face graft trial

    Ex-Senegalese president's son to face graft trial

    An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multi-million dollar fortune.More
    An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multimillion-dollar fortune.More
  • 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 18:01:53 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...More
    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...More
  • Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine

    Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:10:41 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.More
    Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.More
  • 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?More
    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.More
  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:00:36 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.More
    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...More
  • Obama says wounded bikers are an inspiration

    Obama says wounded bikers are an inspiration

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:22:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come.More
    President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come.More
  • US sanctions government official in Zimbabwe

    US sanctions government official in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:21:58 GMT
    The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.More
    The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.More
  • 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 16:09:49 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...More
    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...More
  • Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:49:42 GMT
    Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from...More
    Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.More
  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

    UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer UnitedHealth Group says its first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the...More
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health...More
  • 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.More
    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...More
  • India struggles with rebel threats during election

    India struggles with rebel threats during election

    Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of...More
    Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of...More
  • 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.More
    President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.More
  • 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...More
    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...More
  • 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.More
    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.More
  • 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.More
    The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.More
  • 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...More
    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.More
  • 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.More
    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.More
  • 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.More
    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.More
  • 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....More
    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...More
  • 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.More
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.More
  • 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...More
    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...More
  • 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.More
    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.More
  • 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...More
    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.More
  • 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...More
    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.More
  • US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions

    US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions

    A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits...More
    A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow...More
  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls,...More
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he...More
  • 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.More
    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.More
  • 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...More
    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.More
  • 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...More
    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...More
  • 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.More
    The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.More
  • Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

    Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

    Jordan's army says the country's air force has attacked cars that were at the kingdom's border with neighboring Syria.More
    Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time of tensions between the desert kingdom and...More
  • Female Afghan lawmaker wounded in shooting attack

    Female Afghan lawmaker wounded in shooting attack

    An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two.More
    A female Afghan lawmaker was wounded in a shooting that her sister called a political attack, but which the government on Wednesday described as resulting from an undetermined personal dispute with a police officer.More
  • End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror...More
    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism...More
  • 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...More
    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.More
  • 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.More
    President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.More
  • New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

    New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

    The New York Police Department says it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.More
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.More
  • 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.More
    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.More
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