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  • GOP bashes Minnesota's Rick Nolan for appearance by Peter, Paul and Mary's Peter Yarrow

    Conservatives and Republicans in Minnesota are objecting to Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan putting on a fundraiser featuring an appearance by the Peter, Paul and Mary singer who pleaded guilty years ago to taking "immoral and indecent liberties" with a 14-year-old girl.

  • U.S. Navy sends ship to aid in South Korea ferry rescue

    The United States on Wednesday offered assistance to South Korea after a ferry sank off the country's coast leaving hundreds missing. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “The U.S. stands ready to assist as...

  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided. Ten of the Fed's 12 regions reported an increase in economic activity, according to the Beige Book survey released...

  • White House: U.S. has 'prepared' new sanctions for Russia

    The White House on Wednesday said that the U.S. has prepared new sanctions against Russia amid growing concerns over Ukraine's territorial sovereignty.

  • State Department: Hard to discern al Qaeda strength from 'one video'

    A State Department spokeswoman declined to make “generalizations” about al Qaeda's strength based on a new video that surfaced Tuesday showing what appears to be the largest and most dangerous gathering of the terror group in years. Shot in Yemen, the video shows Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the No....

  • Report: Progressive New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio paid 8.3 percent tax rate

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray paid an 8.3 percent effective tax rate on $165,047 of total income in 2013, according to tax returns cited by the Wall Street Journal.

  • Spoof sics steamed veterans on unsuspecting House member

    The Duffel Blog strikes again.

  • Janet Yellen: Full employment, stable inflation 'plausible' by the end of 2016

    In a speech at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, Yellen noted that the Fed's monetary policy committee's latest projections were for the unemployment rate to fall within the range of what officials think is full employment for the U.S. by the end of 2016, and for inflation to rise to...

  • U.S. lists demands before Geneva meeting with Russians, Ukrainians

    With tensions mounting over Ukraine's stability, the Obama administration is readying additional sanctions for Russia ahead of a Thursday meeting between U.S., Ukrainian, Russian and European Union officials aimed at resolving the crisis.

  • Capitol Dome damage is so bad, 'We're going to lose it,' warns senator

    Lawmakers are rallying around the 150-year-old U.S. Capitol Dome, weather-whipped and torn open by acid rain, worried that if an 11th-hour restoration isn’t fully funded, its most important traits could be lost forever.

  • Janet Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges. In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen sought to explain...

  • Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal charges

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal charges. A LOSS: The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to common shareholders of $514 million, compared with a profit of $1.11 billion a year earlier....

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday....

  • US factory output extended solid gains in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that...

  • US home building up in March after frigid winter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in...



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