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  • Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets. The heightened rhetoric comes as Chicago tries to recover...

  • Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change. Ban told a news conference Tuesday that the American actor "is not just one of the world's leading actors" but he has "a...

  • House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged Tuesday in a new report. The report by Republicans...

  • Jindal raises visibility for 2016 presidential bid

    At a breakfast Tuesday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hinted at running for president in 2016, saying "there's no reason to be coy" about it.

  • Perry campaigns for Brownback

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback next week on the campaign trail, lending a hand to one of the most troubled Republican governors.

  • VIDEO: Challenges face police one year after Navy Yard shooting

    Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Navy Yard complex in Washington that left 12 dead.

  • Go time: Illegals rushing border fearing U.S. crackdown

    The summer lull in illegal border crossings from Mexico is about to give way to a rush of even more immigrants in a frenzy of fear that Washington is about to shut the door, according to several Hispanic leaders.

  • Huckabee prepping for 2016 run

    Huckabee and his team have been meeting with potential campaign contributors, conservative activists, elected officials and other GOP power players -- both nationally and in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina -- and openly asking them for their support.

  • Nine reasons Trey Gowdy was chosen to head the House Select Committee on Benghazi

    The House Benghazi Select Committee on Wednesday will conduct its first hearing on the deadly 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Libya that left four Americans dead.

  • In new ad, GOP millennial candidate says Congress needs a 'new generation of conservative leaders'

    In a new ad that comes one week after her GOP primary victory in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District, Marilinda Garcia says that taxpayer distrust in government has led to a need for a "new generation of conservative leaders to challenge the status quo."

  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a...

  • US stocks turn higher at midday

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are turning higher at midday with energy companies leading the gains. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,995 at 12:03 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 83 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,116. The...

  • No work for public housing residents

    Missouri public housing officials improperly exempted virtually everybody living in a 200-unit facility from federal rules requiring that able-bodied residents help with maintenance and cleanup work, according to a government watchdog.

  • US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter. The Business Roundtable said Tuesday that its CEO outlook index fell to 86.4 in the third quarter, down from 95.4 in the...

  • John Boehner: ISIS bill first step in defeating the terrorists

    "I just think that if our goal here is to destroy [the Islamic State], we've got to do more than train a few folks in Syria and train a few folks in Iraq and dropping a few bombs," the House speaker told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday.



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