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  • Wednesday deadline in Northwestern athletes case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University faces a Wednesday deadline to appeal a ruling by the Chicago-region director of the National Labor Relations Board that its football players are employees of the school and therefore entitled to unionize. Northwestern, based in Evanston, Ill., has...

  • Angry exchange on Capitol Hill over Cuban Twitter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There was an angry exchange Tuesday between the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees USAID's budget. Leahy asked during a hearing who was responsible for proposing...

  • Glance: Draft messages for secret 'Cuban Twitter'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — USAID's secret Cuban Twitter program hired Alen Lauzan Falcon, a Havana-born satirical artist based in Chile, to propose text messages to be sent to Cuban users. Neither Lauzan nor the Cuban subscribers realized the U.S. government was behind ZunZuneo, the social media...

  • Biden discusses Ukraine with 2 European leaders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has discussed the crisis in Ukraine with the leaders of Montenegro and Slovakia. Biden met at the White House on Tuesday with Montenegro's prime minister, Milo Djukanovic (MEE'-loh djyoo-KAH'-noh-vihch). The White House says Biden and Djukanovic...

  • Secret Service agents reassigned after incidents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has reassigned agents from its special operations division, including the top agent there, after a pair of embarrassing incidents earlier this year. The division has also changed the rules about when agents are allowed to drink before duty and on...

  • Dianne Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency's treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it...

  • 'Cuban Twitter' --- overtly political, poking Castros

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The messages conflict with claims by the Obama administration that...

  • US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The resulting launch-ready total of 400...

  • Carter, Dole spouses join military families effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are getting a dose of high-profile support for their nationwide effort to help military families. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole are joining Mrs. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife at the White House on...

  • Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday to make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace compensation. He seasoned his move with a sharp rebuke of Republicans...



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