04/24/14 08:30 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement. The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, posted...
04/24/14 08:30 AM
Caterpillar's first-quarter earnings climbed 5 percent, and the construction equipment maker raised its 2014 forecast. But the company also said Thursday that a mining equipment sales slump is still hurting results. The Peoria, Ill., company now expects 2014 earnings of $6.10 per share...
By Ben Fox | 04/24/14 08:13 AM
The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
By Associated Press | 04/24/14 08:11 AM
A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.
By Becky Bohrer | 04/24/14 08:01 AM
Lawmakers late Wednesday announced a tentative deal on an education package, the issue that sent them into an extended legislative session.
By Associated Press | 04/24/14 08:00 AM
A trial date is expected to be set for a southwestern Ohio lawmaker charged with fraud and theft for allegedly misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money for personal gain.
By Gosia Wozniacka | 04/24/14 07:57 AM
After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.
By John Hanna | 04/24/14 07:55 AM
Kansas is joining a proposed compact with other states that hope to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul, and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday rejected criticism that the move will jeopardize seniors' benefits.
By Steve Doty | 04/24/14 07:02 AM
Primary challengers since the end of World War II have historically failed at defeating incumbent lawmakers. Just two percent of House incumbents and five percent of Senate incumbents have lost in a primary battle.
04/24/14 07:00 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people.
04/24/14 05:45 AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections. The attack struck during...
By Washington Examiner | 04/24/14 05:35 AM
Over the past several weeks, President Obama has repeatedly declared the debate concerning the repeal of his signature health care law "over." And, to be sure, there is a certain rationale to his confidence. For all their talk about shrinking government, Republicans have never had much success...
By Michael Barone and Philip Klein | 04/24/14 05:27 AM
According to the conventional wisdom, Republican voters are too old and too white for the party to compete in an increasingly diverse American electorate. Does this mean that demographics will doom the GOP?
By Betsy Woodruff | 04/24/14 05:24 AM
When it comes to West Virginia Congressional races, geography may be on the Koch brothers' side. West Virginia has three congressional districts, created by two horizontal-ish lines trisecting the state from side to side. The first district, held by Republican David McKinley, isn’t really in...
04/24/14 05:19 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. Wading cautiously into a...
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