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Ag census shows boom in farm sales

02/21/2014 7:35am
American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined, according to a new government survey.

Report: US drone may have killed a dozen civilians

02/21/2014 7:49am
A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights group says. U.S. officials say only members of al-Qaida were killed, but they have refused to make public the details of two U.S. investigations into the incident.

Cellphone calls on planes? Don't ask the feds

02/21/2014 2:47pm
It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen.

Baucus sworn in as new US ambassador to China

02/21/2014 4:19pm
Former Sen. Max Baucus has been sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to China.

Hagel declines to reopen Medal of Honor case

02/21/2014 5:35pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he will not reopen a Medal of Honor nomination for Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, killed in the Iraq war in 2004.

Justice Dept. revises media rules

02/21/2014 6:53pm
The Justice Department announced Friday it is revising its rules for obtaining records from the news media in leak investigations, promising that in most instances the government will notify news organizations beforehand of its intention to do so.

Cellphone calls on planes? Don't ask the feds

02/21/2014 7:25pm
It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen.