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Obama to nominate Calif. businesswoman to lead SBA

01/15/2014 1:26am
President Barack Obama intends to nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles and a former California cabinet secretary, to be head of the Small Business Administration, according to a White House official.

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,164

01/15/2014 1:29am
As of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at least 2,164 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

US lawmakers urge tough stance on China sea claims

01/15/2014 1:31am
The United States must not tolerate China's use of military coercion in pursuit of its territorial claims in the seas of East Asia, lawmakers said at a hearing Tuesday. Experts warned that Beijing's assertiveness is unnerving its neighbors and challenges American security interests.

Report: NSA maps pathway into computers

01/15/2014 1:32am
The New York Times is reporting that the National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines.

Transportation sec'y upbeat about infrastructure

01/15/2014 12:28pm
Americans spend a total of 600,000 years stuck in traffic every year. The nation has about 100,000 bridges old enough for Medicare. And a recent global ranking put the United States' infrastructure in 25th place, just behind Barbados. But Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he sees signs the nation may finally be ready to tackle its "infrastructure deficit."

5 things to know, 1 to watch for about budget deal

01/15/2014 1:42pm
Stuffy oil paintings of Cabinet secretaries are out. Old-style light bulbs win a reprieve. For the health care overhaul, it's a wash.

US has video of captured US soldier

01/15/2014 3:41pm
U.S. officials have received a new video of captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that they believe was taken within the last month, showing that the soldier is alive.