Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 1:01pm
Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Supporters argued that an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions obsolete.
Over a prosecutor's objection, bail has been set at $2 million for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations Assembly behind bars.
Sara Burnett, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 11:03am
Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, Operation CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.
Joshua Goodman, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 10:14am
Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies have committed to toughening laws and boosting cross-border cooperation to prevent multinational companies from avoiding as much as $250 billion a year in taxes.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 2:01pm
Several dozen Republicans teamed up with Democrats Friday to assure a House vote on reviving the U.S. Export-Import Bank, giving the effort to save the bank new life more than three months after its charter lapsed.
Susan Haigh, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 1:31pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office announced Friday it will redistribute $14.1 million to help smaller, financially strapped hospitals in Connecticut, but not the state's larger hospitals, which it contends have healthy margins.
Retailers sold more than $11 million of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales, outpacing the early business done in other states that have legalized pot, according to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association.
The Utah Highway Patrol is cracking down on HOV violators on Interstate 15 after the Utah Department of Transportation found that 20 percent of drivers in the express lane of the freeway are there illegally.
John Flesher, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 11:21am
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked an Obama administration rule that attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution and development.