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Published September 23rd, 2013 - 4:03PM
U.S. military fighter jets have been buzzing over the New York City region, chasing at least three small planes that violated restricted airspace over the United Nations and had to be escorted away.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 2:58PM
A former FBI explosives expert will plead guilty to revealing secret information for an Associated Press story about a U.S. intelligence operation in Yemen in 2012.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 2:38PM
Republican lawmakers and industry groups are vowing to fight President Barack Obama's climate change plan and its first-ever emission limits on new power plants. But they're finding their options are limited — at least in the short term.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 1:28PM
A week after an IT contractor gunned down 12 workers at the Washington Navy Yard, Navy officials began moving to close gaps in the security clearance process, recommending that all police reports involving an individual must be included when a background check is done.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 2:00PM
From mercury to pesticides, Americans are exposed daily to environmental chemicals that could harm reproductive health, the nation's largest groups of obstetricians and fertility specialists said Monday.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 1:28PM
A May road race at Indianapolis could become reality as early as next week.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 1:18PM
The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's two nominees to serve on the Federal Election Commission.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 1:18PM
In a break with tea party-aligned Senate conservatives, Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday he will not vote to block legislation aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown, even though Democrats intend to rewrite it to restore funds needed to keep the nation's three-year-old health care law in existence.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 12:23PM
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it has approved broader use of an innovative artificial heart valve that can be implanted without major surgery, allowing surgeons to insert the implant through multiple pathways.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 12:18PM
TD Bank is paying $52.5 million to settle U.S. civil charges after regulators accused the bank of failing to report suspicious activity in accounts linked to a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 12:13PM
A bipartisan group of senators is calling for the inspector general of the intelligence community to do a comprehensive review of spying by the National Security Agency.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 12:08PM
Facing a possible firing, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency's tea party scandal retired Monday, ending one chapter in a ruckus that has engulfed the tax-collection agency since spring.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 11:58AM
President Barack Obama will promote his health care law in a speech Thursday just days before uninsured Americans can begin signing up for coverage under the law's new insurance marketplaces.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 10:03AM
Dozens of U.S. lawmakers are welcoming Iran's new president to the United States with a simple message: "Free Amir."
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 9:58AM
A stone monument of the Ten Commandments that sits on a street behind the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington and was the subject of controversy in the past has been toppled by vandals.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 9:53AM
Senators called on President Barack Obama to reiterate that the United States will not accept a nuclear-capable Iran and that crippling economic sanctions on Tehran will continue despite Iranian President Hasan Rouhani's recent overtures to the West.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 9:23AM
The International Spy Museum, one of the most popular attractions in the nation's capital over the past decade, is considering a move to a historic library that would give it more space for exhibits and a link to the city's convention center.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 9:18AM
The number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again after dropping during the recession.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 9:03AM
Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 7:48AM
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency will "effectively shut down" unless Congress approves stopgap funding by Oct. 1.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 6:38AM
Kenya's foreign affairs secretary says her government is more heavily committed to fighting terrorism in the wake of the attack by Islamic extremists on an upscale suburb of Nairobi.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 1:28AM
Sen. Lindsey Graham is showing no signs of changing how he operates as he faces the biggest challenge of his political career.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 1:18AM
House Republicans are far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government's bills than they were during a budget battle two years ago.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 12:58AM
President Barack Obama memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting as patriots but also individuals — one with a talent for fixing cars, another who coached softball and yet another who loved hockey and her cats.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 2:23PM
The White House is under pressure to ramp up counterterrorism action against al-Shabab in Somalia following the al-Qaida-linked group's deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall that has killed and injured dozens, including Americans.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 1:08PM
Secretary of State John Kerry calls Saturday's assault on at a shopping mall in Kenya's capital "an enormous offense against everybody's sense of right and wrong."
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 12:33PM
Gov. Rick Snyder — the understated, self-described "nerd" and former CEO — is making one thing clear as he prepares for a challenging re-election race next year: He intends to be part of the national conversation underway about the Republican Party's future.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 10:58AM
Greater efforts are needed to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous, a top National Rifle Association official responding to the recent Washington Navy Yard shootings said Sunday.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 10:08AM
President Barack Obama has phoned Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to express the United States' condolences after a terrorist attack on a Nairobi shopping mall.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 7:38AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton says in an interview with New York Magazine that she is wrestling with running for president again but remains "pragmatic and realistic" as she considers a potential White House campaign in 2016.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 6:53AM
A member of the House Homeland Security Committee says the al-Qaida affiliated group behind the deadly attack on an upscale shopping mall in Kenya recruited up to 50 people from Somali American communities in the U.S.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 6:03AM
Even before a budget deadline arrives, leaders from both parties are blaming each other — and some Republicans are criticizing their own — for a government shutdown many are treating as inevitable.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 5:38AM
President Barack Obama arrives at the United Nations on Monday with diplomatic openings, the result of help from unexpected partners, on three fronts: Iran, Syria, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 5:33AM
Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers he described as independent experts to scrutinize the NSA's surveillance programs to be sure they weren't violating civil liberties and to restore Americans' trust.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 1:28AM
President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by urging Americans not to give up on a transformation in gun laws that he argued are to blame for an epidemic of violence. "There is nothing inevitable about it — it comes about because of decisions we make or fail to make," Obama said.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 12:38AM
Maybe more than the three straight lopsided losses or another quarterback picking apart their defense, this will rile up the Air Force Falcons: Their head coach called them out.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 11:13PM
This time, it was Brett Smith who dressed down the Falcons.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 4:27PM
The Defense Department says the three troops killed Saturday in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan wearing a security forces uniform are Americans.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 3:46PM
Four American citizens were reported injured in the Saturday attack on a shopping mall in Kenya. The wife of a foreign service national working for the U.S. Agency for International Development was killed, U.S. officials said.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 3:01PM
Without its top two runners, Army's triple option wasn't really purring and the Black Knights suffered.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 1:01PM
After a win over a lower-echelon team to open the season and two straight losses, Wake Forest was nearing the abyss with conference play and powerhouse Clemson looming on the schedule.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 11:00AM
Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday "to get back up and go back at it" and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won't get their hands on guns.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 9:25AM
Joe Lhota spent more than 30 years quietly stalking New York City's halls of power, remaining largely unknown as he sat at Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's right hand during eight crisis-filled years at City Hall and in boardrooms at investment banks and Madison Square Garden.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 8:45AM
After years of estrangement, the United States and Russia are joined as partners in a bold plan to rid Syria of chemical weapons. More surprising yet, American and Iranian leaders — after an exchange of courteous letters — may meet in New York for the first time since the Islamic revolution swept Iran nearly 35 years ago.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 7:45AM
A little more than 24 hours after an IT contractor shot dozen workers at the Washington Navy Yard, the company's CEO told the Navy secretary he had the experience to help improve military security.
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