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Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows

Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before a Senate subcommittee investigating the company's handling of a defective ignition switch in small cars. Automakers issued more than 700 recalls in the U.S. alone this year, …

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Court heaps grief on vaccine victims, makes them wait years

Court heaps grief on vaccine victims, makes them wait years

In this June 29, 2014 photo, Attorney Clifford Shoemaker appears in his office, in Vienna, Va. Shoemaker is among vaccine court’s most prolific filers. He has received more than $11 million from 390 adjudicated non-autism cases, according to government data. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2012, file photo, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. Suthers promised to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Cour…

December 19, 2014 6:29 pmLoading…
Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes a statement on jobs and economic outlook, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The U.S. economy is finally doing better, and the Federal Reserve may be ready to acknowledge that fact. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes a statement on jobs and economic outlook, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The U.S. economy is finally doing better, and the Federal Reserve may be ready to acknowledge that fact. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

December 17, 2014 10:05 pmLoading…
Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes a statement on jobs and economic outlook, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The U.S. economy is finally doing better, and the Federal Reserve may be ready to acknowledge that fact. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

December 17, 2014 10:05 pmLoading…
Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks with reporters at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and economy. But it says it will be "patient" in dete…

December 17, 2014 10:05 pmLoading…
Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount

Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount

FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month after a recount in Arizona gave the final outstanding race to …

December 17, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…
Holidays around the world

Holidays around the world

The National Christmas tree can be seen behind the national menorah after the menorah was lit during the annual national menorah lighting ceremony marking the start of the celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

December 17, 2014 1:27 pm
Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

Vice President Joe Biden speaks after the national menorah was lit during a ceremony marking the start of the celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Biden marks start of Hanukkah in Washington

Biden marks start of Hanukkah in Washington

Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Washington after the national menorah is lit during a ceremony marking the start of Hanukkah. “Jewish heritage is American heritage,” Biden said.

December 16, 2014 6:18 pmLoading…
Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

Dressed as a Maccabees and standing ceremonial guard, Moshe Sperlin, 18, of Baltimore, Md., participates in the annual National Menorah Lighting during a ceremony marking the start of the celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The …

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Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

Vice President Joe Biden stands beside Rabbi Levi Shemtov, executive vice president of American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabab) as the National Menorah is lit during a ceremony marking the start of the celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16…

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Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

Vice President Joe Biden talks to Basya Fogelman, 9, of Wilkes Barre, Pa, right, and Simmy Hershkop, 11, of Wooster, Ma., left, after they read their winning essays on what Hanukkah means to them as they participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting during a ceremony marking the start …

December 16, 2014 4:50 pmLoading…
Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states

Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states

FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. …

December 16, 2014 3:17 pmLoading…
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

With his iconic N.Y. Jets letterman's jacket beside him, actor Fred Savage from the award-winning TV series: "The Wonder Years" speaks during a ceremony to donate memorabilia to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Savage played Kevin Ar…

December 04, 2014 3:44 pm
John Boehner

John Boehner

Foto AP / Cliff OwenEl legislador republicano John Boehner, presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, habla durante una conferencia de prensa en el Capitolio el jueves 6 de noviembre de 2014, en Washington D.C.

November 07, 2014 9:26 am
John Boehner

John Boehner

El legislador republicano John Boehner, presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, habla durante una conferencia de prensa en el Capitolio, el jueves 6 de noviembre de 2014, en Washington. (Foto AP/Cliff Owen)

November 06, 2014 5:32 pm
William Mayville

William Mayville

El general del Ejército William Mayville, Jr., director de Director of Operaciones J3, habla sobre las operaciones en Siria el martes 23 de septiembre de 2014 durante una conferencia de prensa en el Pentágono. (Foto AP/Cliff Owen)

September 23, 2014 4:55 pm
Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

A flag carrier of the Army's 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, waits with the Republic of Guinea flag at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, for the arrival of Republic of Guinea Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana who will be attending the US - Africa Leaders Summit.…

August 02, 2014 12:46 pm
Congressional hearing on VA

Congressional hearing on VA

A panel of witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs, foreground, testify to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing to review the Veterans Benefits Administrations progress in ending its disability compensation claims backlog by 2015 on Capitol Hill on Monday.

July 14, 2014 8:42 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the second day of the State Department's 'Our Ocean' conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific…

June 19, 2014 3:21 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Secretary of State John Kerry talks with actor Leonardo DiCaprio after they both spoke at the second day of the State Department's 'Our Ocean' conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in …

June 19, 2014 3:21 pm
Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey

United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal soccer match against Jamaica on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at RFK Stadium in Washington. The United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

June 11, 2014 11:38 am
Top VA health official resigns under fire

Top VA health official resigns under fire

In this May 15, 2014, photo, Veterans Affairs Undersecretary Robert Petzel testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014, before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says…

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Benghazi Attack

Benghazi Attack

FILE - In this May 8, 2013, file photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., questions a witness during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's hearing on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration and House Democrats said May 5, 2014, they were undecided about whethe…

May 07, 2014 3:48 pm
EEUU-BENGASI-INVESTIGACION

EEUU-BENGASI-INVESTIGACION

Fotografía de archivo del 8 de mayo de 2013 del representante Trey Gowdy, republicano por Carolina del Sur, mientras hace una pregunta a un testigo durante una audiencia de la Comisión para la Supervisión y Reforma del Gobierno de la Cámara de Representantes sobre el ataque en Bengasi, en el…

May 06, 2014 10:48 am
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

FILE - In this March 6, 2014, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, Rubio proposed in an appearance on Monday, March 10, 2014, giving cellphone compa…

March 11, 2014 9:59 am
Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

Referring to Democrats, Sarah Palin exhorted women not to be a “piece of accessory on their arm” at the annual CPAC conference on Saturday. 

March 08, 2014 5:40 pm
Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper talks to reporters at the National Governor’s Association winter meeting Saturday.

February 22, 2014 3:14 pm
Obama admin pot policy dazed, confusing to many

Obama admin pot policy dazed, confusing to many

Michael Botticelli, deputy director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, before the House Government Operations subcommittee hearing to examine the administration's marijuana policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in

Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in

Virginia Democratic Sens. Mark Warner, left, and Tim Kaine, right, celebrate the victory of Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, center, at a post-vote party in Tysons Corner, Va.

November 06, 2013 5:07 pmLoading…
Christie cruises in NJ, McAuliffe wins VA

Christie cruises in NJ, McAuliffe wins VA

Virginia Democratic Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe address his supporters at a victory party in Tysons Corner, Va. He’s accompanied by his daughter Dori, 21, and son Jack, 20.

November 05, 2013 9:27 pm
FAA seeks to make pilot training more realistic to limit crashes

FAA seeks to make pilot training more realistic to limit crashes

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013,where is was announced that the government is issuing new airline pilot training requirements to address safety issues rais…

November 05, 2013 5:05 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Singer Chris Brown is surrounded by bodyguards as he departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Washington. A charge against the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer has been reduced to a misdemeanor and he was ordered released after his arrest Sunday following an alte…

October 31, 2013 6:28 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds the Smokey the Bear stuffed toy which was presented to him by the U.S. Forest Service during a ceremony at the Agriculture Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, where he was named the agency's third honorary Forest Ranger for h…

October 31, 2013 6:31 pm
Many in GOP aren't feeling pressure on immigration

Many in GOP aren't feeling pressure on immigration

Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.

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Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs

Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs

Hillary Clinton

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Senate OKs Power as UN ambassador

Senate OKs Power as UN ambassador

Samantha Power

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Former secret-court judge says it's flawed

Former secret-court judge says it's flawed

James Robertson

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McCain presses Obama on use of secret email

McCain presses Obama on use of secret email

Sen. John McCain

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Transcript: Ohio IRS manager began tea-party tax scan

Transcript: Ohio IRS manager began tea-party tax scan

Rep. Elijah Cummings

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McCain to women: Shun military

McCain to women: Shun military

Sen. John McCain "Talk is insufficient."

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'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

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National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Christopher O'Connor, 13, of Tucson, Arizona incorrectly spells "pultaceous" during the semi-final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 30, 2013 6:58 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Cole Shafer-Ray, 12, of Norman, Okla., spells his word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:34 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Richelle Zampella, 12, of Muskogee, Ok., spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:35 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Manu Nair, 12, of Union, Ky., right, waits his turn to spell his word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:35 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Maggy Lambo, 11, of Gloversville, N.Y., spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:35 pm

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