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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 - 3:29PM
Speaking at a memorial service for the 12 victims, Obama noted it's the fifth time as president he's sought to console a community.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 3:29PM
The government contractor that screened Edward Snowden also was responsible for a background check that granted "secret" security clearance to Aaron Alexis, the alleged Navy Yard shooter.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 3:28PM
This time, it’s different.
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 - 2:13PM
If you're planning your week around Congress' consideration of a fiscal 2014 budget, here's a guide to what may be coming next.Keep in mind that it's all tentative. A last minute compromise, or one side's sudden decision to drop its opposition, or bad weather, for that matter, could change everything.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 2:28PM
Lois Lerner, at the center of the Internal Revenue Service scandal and in the crosshairs of Congress, stepped down on Monday before an internal review reportedly was set to remove her for mismanagement.
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 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 - 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 - 10:48AM
Gov. Gary Herbert has named the leader of a Louisiana nonprofit association as the new executive director of the state's Department of Human Services.
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 - 1:23PM
Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans says the Count My Vote election reform initiative will prevail if party leaders fail to improve the state's current system for electing candidates to political office.
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 - 6:08AM
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 22nd, 2013 - 1:23AM
The government's sprawling system of background checks and security clearances is so unreliable it's virtually impossible to adequately investigate the nearly 5 million Americans who have them and make sure they can be trusted with access to military and sensitive civilian buildings, an Associated Press review found.
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.
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