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Apr. 10, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Long-sought diplomat added to FBI's 'most wanted'

A diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 was added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" on Thursday, bringing new attention to a case that has long frustrated authorities.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

The House on Wednesday passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years by making sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 02:01 PM

Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't

Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

New CEO Barra faces tough task in shedding old GM

"That is not how GM does business."

With statements like that, new CEO Mary Barra is trying to distance the General Motors she now leads from the overly bureaucratic company whose inattention to its customers helped land it in bankruptcy in 2009.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

AP sources: Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government's books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

Senate on track to pass Ukraine aid bill

The Senate is on track to approve sanctions against Russia and aid for Ukraine after Democrats withdrew a provision that was blocking Congress from issuing a sharp response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Crimea.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

Officials: Senate considered phone company option

The Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered — but ultimately rejected — alternate ways for the National Security Agency to collect and store massive amounts of Americans' phone records, The Associated Press has learned.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Secret Service agent found drunk in hotel room

A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

HHS grants extra time to enroll for health care

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration has announced.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Q&A: Am I stuck in my job's costly health plan?

The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Obama using powers of persuasion to advance agenda

Ronald Reagan used to say the nine most terrifying words in the English language were: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."