12/12/13 07:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive defense policy bill Thursday that aims to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, cover the cost of combat pay for the nation's war-fighters, and fund new aircraft and ships. The strong bipartisan vote was...
12/12/13 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House easily passes bipartisan budget easing spending cuts to Pentagon, domestic agencies.
12/12/13 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it can't independently confirm reports of the execution of the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) but it says it has "no reason to doubt" a report by the North Korean state news agency that it took place. Patrick Ventrell, a...
By Washington Examiner staff reports | 12/12/13 05:33 PM
The House voted 332-94 to approve the budget proposal put forward by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
12/12/13 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Investigation: American long missing in Iran was working for CIA on unapproved assignment.
12/12/13 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States targeted more than a dozen companies and people on Thursday for allegedly evading sanctions against Iran, an effort by the Obama administration to show it will enforce existing law even as it presses Congress to hold off on additional measures while world...
12/12/13 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans ramped up spending at retail businesses in November, providing a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays. But traditional retail stores didn't benefit as much from the latest burst of spending. Consumers bought more cars, electronics, furniture and other...
12/12/13 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay $131.8 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement Thursday. Merrill Lynch was accused...
By Steve Doty | 12/12/13 01:01 PM
On Thursday, Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressed their thoughts on the pending budget deal.
12/12/13 10:34 AM
WASHINGTON — The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report released Wednesday that calls for stricter measures to hold federal contractors accountable. The study from...
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