By Michael Barone | 08/20/14 08:17 PM
Continued violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the Detroit riots of the 1960s. But there are some differences of varying significance between the riots of the 1960s and Ferguson today.
08/20/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. One of the officials, who...
08/20/14 07:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Proponents of term limits for Illinois lawmakers were preparing a last-minute appeal to the state Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Wednesday that a measure asking voters to approve such a measure could not appear on the November ballot. Mark Campbell, director...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 07:16 PM
The U.S. military recently launched a failed rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, including American journalist James Foley, the White House and the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday evening.
By Michael Barone | 08/20/14 06:51 PM
Pizza and demographics aren't normally thought of together, but I chanced upon a year-old Gawker blog post by Max Read which invites demographic analysis.
08/20/14 06:30 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security commissioner said Wednesday. Monte Alejandro Rubido said there was no evidence the police officers...
08/20/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: Special forces sent to Syria to rescue US hostages this summer but didn't find any.
08/20/14 05:47 PM
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico. Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez said Gen. Rudy Ortiz was killed along with four other military officers when the helicopter went down in a...
08/20/14 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's discussion at its July 29-30...
08/20/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a...
08/20/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided...
08/20/14 03:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia.
08/20/14 03:15 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Zephyr Teachout survived another attempt by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's supporters to knock her off next month's Democratic primary ballot after a judicial panel ruled Wednesday that she is eligible to run. The decision ends an effort mounted by two men listed online as Cuomo...
08/20/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America reaches record $17 billion settlement over sale of mortgage-backed securities.
08/20/14 02:01 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister: 'We will not stop' Gaza operation until quiet is restored.
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