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Swiss banks urge U.S. to amend demands

Lawyers representing 73 Swiss banks objected to terms of a proposed non-prosecution agreement.

October 23, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in Virginia

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.

October 23, 2014 3:44 pmLoading…

AP NewsBreak: California prisons end race policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way of preventing further violence.

October 22, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Will: In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

Will: In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

Beneath McConnell's chilly exterior burns indignation about the degradation of the Senate.

October 22, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

FILE -In this May 8, 2008 file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll at the Philadelphia Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their…

October 22, 2014 12:07 pmLoading…
Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

October 22, 2014 12:07 pmLoading…
Will: Almost hoping FCC embraces ban on 'Redskins'

Will: Almost hoping FCC embraces ban on 'Redskins'

Federal government is the real nuisance.

October 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Big money, big secrets in campaign funding

Big money, big secrets in campaign funding

Dark money flooding elections without transparency or independence the Supreme Court envisioned.

October 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

DON’T MISS: “BREAKING BAD” SERIES FINALE — It hardly seems fair that this electrifying drama aired for only five seasons, but all “Bad” things must come to an end. Of course, fans will be perched on the edge of their sofas to see how the final act plays out for Walter White (Bryan Cranston),…

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts

FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts

In this Dec. 9, 2009 photo, an Air Choice One flight taxis past the control tower after landing at the Decatur Airport in Decatur, Ill. Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration released a final list Friday, March 22, 2013, of 1…

March 22, 2013 6:48 pmLoading…
Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester, as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts in the South Court Auditorium i…

February 22, 2013 2:24 amLoading…
Obama birth control mandates loosens lawsuits

Obama birth control mandates loosens lawsuits

In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

January 26, 2013 3:05 pmLoading…
Defense nominee Hagel lays out stand on Iran

Defense nominee Hagel lays out stand on Iran

President Barack Obama listens in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, where he announced that he is nominating Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, John Brennan, center, as the new CIA director; and former Nebraska Sen…

January 09, 2013 3:26 pmLoading…
Obama's call for action against gun violence

Obama's call for action against gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden listens as President Barack Obama announces that Biden will lead an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence in response to the Connecticut school shooting, during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House on Dec. 19 in Washington. (AP Photo/ E…

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White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

December 19, 2012 9:36 amLoading…
GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2012 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and t…

December 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

White House to GOP: It's your move

WASHINGTON •  The White House says Republicans should come clean about how much they're willing to raise tax rates on the rich. Republicans counter that President Barack Obama's latest plan is a joke that avoids tough decisions on the nation's biggest entitlement programs, including Medicare.

December 03, 2012 4:00 amLoading…
US futures moving higher as budget talks proceed

US futures moving higher as budget talks proceed

Former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, is pursued by reporters Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a closed-door meeting House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

November 29, 2012 7:35 amLoading…

Some GOP lawmakers now flout anti-tax man Norquist

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of office if they didn't pledge to oppose tax increases. Many lawmakers signed on.

November 27, 2012 12:55 amLoading…

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