08/20/14 07:31 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 Sate 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.
By Brian Hughes | 08/20/14 06:34 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder told Ferguson, Mo., residents on Wednesday that he could relate to their suspicion of police officers, hoping to calm tensions in the St. Louis suburb rocked by repeated clashes between cops and protesters.
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.
By Ryan Bradel | 08/20/14 06:19 PM
The Supreme Court rightly put a temporary hold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit's 2-1 decision to reject the freedom of Virginians to affirm the uniqueness of the marital relationship in their laws. But the untold story from the Appeals Court ruling is its linguistic gymnastics --...
By Philip Klein | 08/20/14 06:16 PM
Crossroads GPS, an arm of the Karl Rove-founded political action committee American Crossroads, has dipped its toes into the key Arkansas U.S. Senate race with an ad attacking Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Medicare and Social Security.Â
By Becket Adams | 08/20/14 06:11 PM
Rather than focusing exclusively on the police response to Brown's death, perhaps the media should further investigate certain historical economic and political trends in Ferguson.
By Cal Thomas | 08/20/14 05:56 PM
U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of Islamic State terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible. But it may be of no more...
By Jed Babbin | 08/20/14 05:49 PM
The biggest political drama of the summer isn't about Hillary Clinton or immigration reform. It's the intense behind-the-scenes battle between the CIA and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence over the committee's report on the CIA's alleged torturing of terrorist detainees during the...
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...
By David Freddoso | 08/20/14 05:22 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed up Tuesday at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin for booking. Despite facing the possibility of more than a century in prison, he smiled like he was posing for an official campaign photo.
By Rebecca Berg | 08/20/14 05:17 PM
In the ad, Sen. Mark Pryor and his father, former Sen. David Pryor, recount Mark Pryor's own bout with cancer and his struggle finding health insurance that would cover it.
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