12/11/13 04:43 PM
Almost a year after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, lawmakers and family members are calling on congress to act on new gun legislation.
12/11/13 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government ran a much smaller deficit through the first two months of the budget year than the same period last year, signaling further improvement in the nation's finances. The November deficit — the gap between what the government takes in and what it spends —...
12/11/13 03:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion. The analysis also says the deal would save taxpayers $23 billion, when calculated over the coming decade. But there's a cost when it...
12/11/13 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is confirming that the U.S. is suspending nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria amid reports that Islamic Front fighters have seized assets from mainstream, Western-backed rebels. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. is concerned about reports...
By Kevin McGill | 12/11/13 10:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has refused to declare a mistrial in the case of former BP drilling engineer charged with obstruction of justice following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a filing Tuesday, defense lawyers for Kurt Mix said prosecution questioning of witness Wilson...
12/11/13 10:30 AM
LAS VEGAS — Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling.
12/11/13 10:23 AM
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan lawmakers have finished approving bills to block welfare recipients from withdrawing their taxpayer-provided cash from ATMs in liquor stores, horse tracks and strip clubs. The two bills sent to Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday are similar to a state law enacted last year...
By Michael Felberbaum | 12/11/13 10:21 AM
RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing more than $38 million in state funding over the next two-year budget cycle for critical mental health services and is creating a task force to look at ways to head off mental health crises. The initiatives announced Tuesday follow the November...
12/11/13 10:13 AM
Rising shale-oil output increased domestic production to a 24-year high, helping shield the U.S. from interruptions in supply from Libya, Iraq and Iran.
12/11/13 10:01 AM
The failure to finalize a landmark trans-Pacific trade pact this year as planned has dealt a blow to President Obama's policy shift to Asia. While negotiators say they have made substantial progress, many hurdles remain to creating a bloc encompassing a third of global trade. One of the...
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