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  • Postal Service ordered to hire 9,000 more people

    The U.S. Postal Service must hire 9,000 employees over the next three months to staff regional part-time post offices as part of a settlement it negotiated with the American Postal Workers Union.

  • U.S. Pacific chief: Discussions with China keeping friction down after near-collision

    Discussions between U.S. and Chinese military officials have helped avoid further incidents like last month's near-collision between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy spy plane, but the dialogue needs to continue to build trust between the two sides, Adm. Samuel Locklear said.

  • Grimes' 'Proud Man' ad raises eyebrows

    The ad highlights the Kentucky Democrat's grandparents' struggles to pay medical bills after her grandfather's stroke. One hiccup: During that time period, her politically connected father made some hefty campaign donations and oversaw multimillion-dollar business deals.

  • Not testing new combat ships cost Navy an extra $200 million: GAO

    It's GAO's latest criticism of the troubled program, which has been plagued by performance problems since it began 10 years ago.

  • Senators: U.S.-backed Syrian rebels also must target Assad

    While the United States has begun arming and training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, opposition forces also should focus on toppling Bashar Assad, say Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

  • Gillibrand: Make Congress 51 percent women

    New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has an idea on how to make Congress work better: Make the majority women.

  • Obama says goodbye to Holder

    President Obama announced the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday, lamenting the "bittersweet" exit of one of his original Cabinet members but saying his extensive portfolio on civil rights earned him the title of the "people's lawyer."

  • Earthquake interrupts endorsement for Sullivan

    Republican Dan Sullivan might want to shake up the Senate, but it was Sullivan who was shaken up Thursday when a 6.2 magnitude earthquake interrupted a major endorsement announcement.

  • FBI identifies Islamic State beheader

    The FBI said Thursday it has identified the masked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant shown in videotapes of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

  • Solicitor general, Mass. gov. among top candidates for next attorney general

    Speculation has swirled as to who will replace the man who has served as the nation’s top law enforcement officer for the entire Obama presidency. Here’s a look at a few potential candidates.



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