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Kerry presses China, neighbors on maritime issues

10/09/2013 4:20am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Brunei for meetings with top officials from China and its smaller Southeast Asian neighbors, in which he will urge all countries to cool tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

US, China grapple for influence at SE Asia summit

10/09/2013 6:16am
The United States and China wrestled for influence in Southeast Asia on Wednesday as regional leaders opened an annual summit where the Chinese looked to take advantage of the absence of U.S. President Barack Obama to showcase their rising global clout.

IRS official says she never consorted with devil

10/09/2013 9:43am
For the record, the Internal Revenue Service official in charge of implementing a big part of the new health care law tells Congress she has never knowingly consorted with the devil.

Get covered by Valentine's Day to avoid fines

10/09/2013 12:04pm
You'll have to get coverage by Valentine's Day or thereabouts to avoid penalties for being uninsured, the Obama administration confirmed Wednesday.

VA chief: Shutdown could hit millions of vets

10/09/2013 2:33pm
About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 surviving spouses and dependents will see pension payments stopped.

3-star admiral fired as No. 2 nuclear commander

10/09/2013 5:31pm
The deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, was notified Wednesday that he has been relieved of duty amid a military investigation of allegations that he used counterfeit chips at an Iowa casino, the Navy said.

USDA warns CA poultry producer linked to outbreak

10/09/2013 9:48pm
The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.