By Sean Lengell | 04/23/14 06:57 PM
The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday called for the U.S. to beef up sanctions on Russia unless it eases tensions in eastern Ukraine. "The greatest immediate threat to the people of Ukraine realizing a better future is the external threat of Russia," Sen....
By Michael Barone | 04/23/14 06:48 PM
Schuette v. BAMN shouldn't have been a hard case. The Fourteenth Amendment outlaws racial discrimination. Racial quotas and preferences are, by definition, racial discrimination. Fifty-eight percent of Michigan voters in 2006 voted to prohibit racial quotas and preferences in admission to...
04/23/14 06:32 PM
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04/23/14 06:15 PM
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people. A union official, Fernandez Tshibondo, said the train jumped the tracks Tuesday near the station at Katongola, a town in Congo's Katanga province. Government...
By Sean Lengell | 04/23/14 06:14 PM
Most Americans say they support an Obamacare rule that calls for employers to offer birth control coverage in their health plans, a new study says. The national survey, conducted by researchers in the University of Michigan Health System, showed that 69 percent of adults support universal...
By David Freddoso | 04/23/14 05:49 PM
Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, made quite a splash in November when he promised to raise and spend $8 million through his Defending Main Street PAC to fight off Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries. In the view of many traditional Republican interests, the rise of the Tea Party...
04/23/14 04:45 PM
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows.
04/23/14 04:01 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections — a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that has split their people between two sets of rulers for seven years. Following the announcement...
04/23/14 02:30 PM
HAVANA (AP) — Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from...
04/23/14 12:15 PM
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year. That increased rate contributed to a $965 million...
04/23/14 12:15 PM
DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel. Delta's first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big airlines are prospering with a combination of strong business travel, slightly higher fares...
04/23/14 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales of new homes declined 14.5 percent last month to a...
04/23/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months.
By Becky Bohrer | 04/23/14 08:51 AM
House and Senate negotiators worked toward resolution Tuesday on an education package that sent the legislative session into overtime, nibbling away at points of possible agreement. While some lawmakers are eager to wrap things up, a key lawmaker said the process would not be rushed.
By Bob Christie | 04/23/14 08:49 AM
A bill that would have forced able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and would have limited some to a maximum of five years of insurance was vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer.
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