By Zack Colman | 07/29/14 08:45 PM
With the November midterm elections nearing -- in which Senate Energy Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu's seat is up for grabs -- the prospects of striking a deal are looking shaky.
07/29/14 08:00 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents select US military commando leader McRaven as chancellor.
07/29/14 07:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a water main has broken near the UCLA campus, spewing water into the air and stranding cars and people in underground parking structures. Television news reports show an immense geyser of water surging from the middle of the street on Sunset Boulevard....
07/29/14 06:32 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict....
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 06:19 PM
Heavy unionization cost the average worker in Michigan about $11,000 over the last 50 years. It cost workers in Nevada about $9,000 over the same period and Ohio workers about $8,600.
By Ron Arnold | 07/29/14 06:15 PM
With the immigration crisis, American politics is degenerating into a surreal drama of criminal hubris, strategic cunning and livid stupidity.
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14 06:12 PM
With a new Supreme Court challenge looming, and more cases coming, Obamacare remains an unresolved issue four years after passage. Our long Scott Brown moment is not over yet.
By Brian Hughes | 07/29/14 05:48 PM
President Obama announced new, tougher sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, as Western nations ramped up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine.
By Becket Adams | 07/29/14 05:40 PM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided this week to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins' supposedly "offensive" team name, the Hill reported.
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 05:23 PM
In a major victory for Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against McDonald's Corp. in a class action suit brought by union activists. The decision is also a potentially major rewrite of federal law regarding business franchising.
07/29/14 05:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the...
07/29/14 03:30 PM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A jury took only about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran of bribery charges in a scheme to buy a spot on the mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran was also found guilty of taking payoffs from what he thought...
By Associated Press | 07/29/14 01:23 PM
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.
07/29/14 01:45 PM
Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff. The New York company said Tuesday it earned $2.91 billion, or 45 cents per share, down from $14.1 billion, or $1.98 per share,...
07/29/14 12:45 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say rebels detonate bomb-packed tunnels in Aleppo, killing at least 13 troops.
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