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Tips for parents of young children

02/04/2014 1:12am
Hillary Rodham Clinton is helping initiate a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing and talk more to their young children so they're better prepared for school. The effort is part of the "Too Small to Fail" campaign started last year by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and Next Generation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit.

Web site woes will reduce health care enrollment

02/04/2014 9:06am
Budget experts for Congress say fewer uninsured people than expected will get covered this year through President Barack Obama's health care law.

US deficit to drop to $514B, lowest of Obama years

02/04/2014 9:51am
The U.S. budget deficit is set to fall to $514 billion this year, down substantially from last year and the lowest level by far since President Barack Obama took office five years ago, a congressional report said Tuesday.

Modest drop in full-time work seen from health law

02/04/2014 10:06am
Congressional budget experts say President Barack Obama's health care law will affect both the supply and the demand for labor, leading to a net reduction of about 2.5 million full-time jobs in 2024, ten years from now.

Officials: Top US envoy to Syria to retire

02/04/2014 10:16am
The State Department's top diplomat on Syria is planning to retire by the end of the month, officials said Tuesday, leaving the Obama administration without one of its lead negotiators on one of its biggest security concerns.

US intel: Sense of destiny drives China aggression

02/04/2014 10:31am
The chief of U.S. intelligence says China's aggressive pursuit of territorial claims in the seas of East Asia is driven by a sense of historical destiny and is causing great concern among countries in the region.

US official: 'number of specific threats' at Sochi

02/04/2014 11:11am
A top U.S. counterterrorist official says there are "a number of specific threats" aimed at this week's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia _ with the greatest danger coming from the Caucasus Emirate, which has threatened to attack the games.

JPMorgan to pay $1.5M to settle harassment case

02/04/2014 1:50pm
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay nearly $1.5 million to settle a federal sexual harassment lawsuit that alleged the company created a hostile work environment for female mortgage bankers at its office outside Columbus, Ohio.

Anti-abortion groups boycott Girl Scout cookies

02/04/2014 1:55pm
Anti-abortion groups angry over what they see as the Girl Scouts' support for abortion-rights advocates, including Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, have launched a cookie boycott.

Obama admin pot policy dazed, confusing to many

02/04/2014 2:09pm
Figuring out where the Obama administration stands on marijuana is starting to get as confusing as remembering which one is Cheech and which one is Chong.

De Blasio won't be in NYC St. Patrick's Day parade

02/04/2014 3:24pm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not be marching in the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade, deciding to skip one of his city's signature celebrations because the event organizers refuse to let participants carry pro-gay signs.

Clinton encourages reading in Hispanic families

02/04/2014 3:48pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio joined forces Tuesday for a cause dear to both, initiating a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing and talk more to their young children so they're better prepared for school.

Administration backs no corruption claim for IRS

02/04/2014 4:13pm
For months, congressional Republicans have been asking about a criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service targeting tea party and other conservative groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.

Health care law will mean fewer people on the job

02/04/2014 4:15pm
Several million American workers will cut back their hours on the job or leave the nation's workforce entirely because of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, congressional analysts said Tuesday, adding fresh fuel to the political fight over "Obamacare."

Feds: Oil from Dakota fields improperly classified

02/04/2014 5:05pm
Government investigators have found crude oil being transported from North Dakota's Bakken region was misclassified in samples taken from 11 out of 18 truck shipments en route to rail loading stations, federal transportation officials said Tuesday.

Pot petition has enough signatures to make ballot

02/04/2014 5:07pm
Enough petition signatures have been verified to place an initiative seeking to legalize marijuana on the ballot this summer in Alaska, election officials said Tuesday.

Missouri AG challenges California egg law

02/04/2014 6:27pm
Missouri's attorney general has asked a federal court to strike down a California law regulating the living conditions of chickens, setting up a cross-country battle that pits new animal protections against the economic interests of Midwestern farmers.