08/20/14 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's discussion at its July 29-30...
08/20/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a...
By Rebecca Berg | 08/20/14 03:53 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.
By Becket Adams | 08/20/14 03:43 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 Ashe Schow | 08/20/14 03:40 PM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., one of the co-sponsors of a Senate bill targeting campus sexual assault, tweeted out an article Tuesday that defended her bill, writing that she agreed with the author that the cost of campus sexual assaults outweighs any cost included in implementing the bill.
08/20/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided...
08/20/14 03:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling barring a question from the November ballot about whether to impose legislative term limits, dealing another potential setback to Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor. A three-judge panel of...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/20/14 03:17 PM
Most Fed officials expect that job gains will continue to accelerate and inflation will start rising in 2014.
08/20/14 03:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia.
08/20/14 03:15 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Zephyr Teachout survived another attempt by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's supporters to knock her off next month's Democratic primary ballot after a judicial panel ruled Wednesday that she is eligible to run. The decision ends an effort mounted by two men listed online as Cuomo...
08/20/14 03:01 PM
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government says the head of its joint chiefs of staff has died in a helicopter crash near the border with Mexico. Interior Secretary Maurio Lopez says Gen. Rudy Ortiz died Wednesday along with four other military officials after their helicopter fell in a...
08/20/14 03:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement 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 spoke with...
By Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Fitzgibbons | 08/20/14 02:37 PM
Federal impeachment under Article II of the Constitution is not reserved just for presidents or other high officials, but "all civil officers of the United States" as well. Aside from members of the military, any official in the executive branch is subject to impeachment.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 02:18 PM
A leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee captured the conundrum President Obama finds himself in after the Islamic State beheaded an American journalist and appeared to both threaten the U.S. against continuing airstrikes while baiting America into full-scale war.
08/20/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America reaches record $17 billion settlement over sale of mortgage-backed securities.
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