Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 4:20pm
The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.
Alan Fram, Associated Press | posted 33 minutes ago
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | posted 53 minutes ago
A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower pleaded guilty Wednesday in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
Claudia Torrens, Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 5:20pm
Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."
The Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 5:01pm
Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body.
Ken Sweet, Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 4:51pm
A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments.
Russ Bynum, Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 4:41pm
The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday.
Hillel Italie, Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 4:31pm
His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
The Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 4:31pm
House authorizes GOP-led plan to sue Obama alleging he exceeded constitutional powers.
Dave Kolpack, Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 4:21pm
American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturers against the corn syrup industry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday after presiding over a hearing in the case.
The Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 4:20pm
The U.S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 4:01pm
Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 3:50pm
The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee.
The Associated Press | posted Jul 30th - 3:50pm
A private jet hit a utility pole that wasn't listed on aeronautical charts before running into trees and bursting into flames last February, killing a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues, federal investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
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