02/22/2014 1:49amThis week, President Barack Obama promoted tougher fuel efficiency standards for trucks. He touted progress on initiatives to strengthen the U.S. patent system. And he signed an executive order intended to speed up the process for approving import or export cargo.
02/22/2014 1:52amCuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight.
02/22/2014 6:57amWhen it comes to deciding whether airline passengers can use their cellphones in flight, federal agencies are sending different signals to consumers.
02/22/2014 9:02amDaredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is setting his sights on a new goal: the nearly 1,000-foot deep Tallulah Gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains.
02/22/2014 9:04amThey're an endangered species in many state legislatures as more Americans move to urban centers or suburban cities: the rural lawmaker who knows what it's like to care for a herd, plant a crop or drive on gravel roads.
02/22/2014 9:21amThe Associated Press has learned that the head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico.
02/22/2014 9:42amThe federal government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards.
02/22/2014 9:48amThe last dry town in Connecticut is considering whether to give up on Prohibition.
02/22/2014 9:57amIt has come to this: Even some criminals sympathize with Detroit's cops.
02/22/2014 11:30amThe head of the government's $70 million wild-horse management program warned last summer that it is headed for financial collapse unless "drastic changes" are made in the decades-old roundup policy she said could be setting U.S. rangeland-improvement goals back 20 years.
02/22/2014 11:40amA Kansas lawmaker's proposal to track the citizenship status of public schoolchildren has raised alarm in one of the state's most diverse communities, where district administrators worry that even raising the question with parents and students would damage the welcoming environment they have tried to create.
02/22/2014 12:13pmThe San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club has been suspended from the national environmental group over "ongoing conflicts and divisions" among local activists.
02/22/2014 12:36pmLast summer, when dozens of nuclear missile officers allegedly cheated on exams, test scores were among the lowest of the year, according to Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press. That is the opposite of what might be expected if answers were being shared as widely as officials allege.
02/22/2014 2:00pmThe U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad's government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need.
02/22/2014 2:02pmCustomers of some medical marijuana dispensaries are discovering this week that they don't have to go far if they have a case of the munchies.
02/22/2014 2:07pmThe New York Police Department is welcoming a newcomer that's the first of his kind for the nation's largest police department: a former military service dog.
02/22/2014 2:11pmMexico's most wanted drug dealer, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, faces at least seven indictments in federal court in the United States. Some of the cases pending against him:
02/22/2014 2:20pmAuthorities say five snowmobilers who went missing in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains have been found safe.
02/22/2014 2:30pmMoving cautiously to repair his image, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a low profile this weekend as the nation's governors gather in Washington.
02/22/2014 2:38pmAttorney General Eric Holder says the capture in Mexico of the world's most-wanted drug lord is a "landmark achievement."
02/22/2014 2:59pmWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is dismissing as "old news" the thousands of internal documents released this week that suggest former aides routinely mixed campaign and official Milwaukee County business.
02/22/2014 3:05pmA federal law enforcement official says intelligence from a Homeland Security Department investigation helped lead U.S. and Mexican authorities to Mexico's most wanted drug dealer.
02/22/2014 4:03pmAll the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke.
02/22/2014 4:09pmThe mayor of a heavily Latino town in eastern Pennsylvania says he won't fly the Dominican Republic's flag at city hall to commemorate that country's founding.
02/22/2014 4:24pmThe third and last Cuban migrant who disappeared while trying to windsurf across the Florida Straits has been found adrift.
02/22/2014 4:29pmA college student from New Hampshire who was missing for two days in Rome was hit by a train, Italian railway police said Saturday.
02/22/2014 4:59pmA U.S. law enforcement official says members of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's security team helped Mexican and U.S. authorities find the country's most wanted drug dealer in a hotel in a beach resort town.
02/22/2014 5:23pmAttorney General Eric Holder is personally thanking the Drug Enforcement Administration for its role in Saturday morning's arrest of Mexico's most-wanted drug trafficker.
02/22/2014 5:23pmA 23-year veteran firefighter was killed Saturday while helping evacuate students from a University of Missouri-run apartment complex after a second-story walkway collapsed, according to Columbia Fire Department officials.
02/22/2014 6:27pmPresident Barack Obama's upcoming budget will include a proposal to change the way the federal government pays to fight wildfires, a White House official said Saturday.
02/22/2014 6:33pmA tour bus struck a jackknifed tractor-trailer on an icy western Vermont roadway, killing the bus driver, police said Saturday.
02/22/2014 7:38pmFormer Sgt. Santiago Erevia remembers the day in May 1969 when his Army unit came under heavy enemy fire in Vietnam. While crawling from one wounded solder to the next, the radio telephone operator used two M-16s and several grenades to single-handedly destroy four enemy bunkers and their occupants.
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