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Terror Trial Set to Begin in New York

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:13pm
Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a fiery Islamic cleric who prosecutors allege conspired to kidnap Americans in Yemen and who also is accused of trying to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

Odd-Hour Workers Face Loss of Employer Health Plans

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 7:51pm
Workers whose hours vary could lose benefits as employers use new formulas to classify workers as full time or part time. The distinction determines who are entitled to company-sponsored health plans.

Mosques Get a New Message

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 7:17pm
An American Muslim advocacy group is launching a program to help U.S. mosques head off potential extremists in their midst—as opposed to simply shunning troublemakers—a year after the Boston Marathon bombing.

White House Warns Putin Against Seizing More Ukrainian Territory

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:33pm
The White House said it was concerned by a "concerted campaign" by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, and Vice President Joe Biden planned a visit to the country.

Potential GOP Runners Launch '16 Platforms

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 6:36pm
Sen. Rand Paul urged Republicans to reach out to the unemployed, while Sen. Ted Cruz called for a focus on economic growth, as the two potential presidential candidates spoke at a conservative rally.

Rhode Island Pension Deal Falls Apart

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:06pm
A fight over Rhode Island's 2011 pension overhaul is headed to trial after a tentative agreement between state officials and public-sector unions to soften the law collapsed Friday, the two sides said.

In Equal-Pay Debate, Disparity Is in the Details

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:00pm
President Barack Obama sought to energize lawmakers and activists this week when he repeatedly highlighted that women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn, galvanizing an army of statisticians and economists.

Senate to Tackle Tax Incentives, Energy Efficiency

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:59pm
The Senate will take up an $85 billion tax-extenders bill and an energy-efficiency measure after lawmakers return April 28 from a two-week recess, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

Kocherlakota: Targeted Tax Cut Could Boost Economy

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:07pm
A tax break for businesses that invest in research and development could be "an effective form of stimulus" for the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president said.

Tea-Party Favorite Paul Courts GOP Stalwarts

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:03pm
Sen. Rand Paul, preparing for a likely 2016 White House bid, is courting GOP leaders and fundraisers crucial to a national campaign, while mostly keeping faith with his libertarian base.

Obama Visits Friendly Turf

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:30pm
President Barack Obama attacked Republicans on Friday for what he depicted as moves to restrict voting, urging a raucous and friendly crowd to fight back in this year's elections.

U.S. Help for Kiev Comes With Caution

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:09am
The Obama administration and NATO face a quandary as they try to showcase support for Ukraine's new leaders and reassure countries in Eastern Europe without antagonizing Moscow.

Obama Taps Budget Czar for Health Post

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:21pm
President Obama nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the White House budget director, to replace embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

GM CEO Informed of U.S. Probe in 2011

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:02pm
GM CEO Mary Barra, then head of product development, was informed in 2011 of a U.S. investigation of steering problems with 2004-2007 Saturn Ion sedans, according to documents released by House investigators on Friday.

De Blasio Says Focus on His Overall Record

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:37pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an interview on his 101st day in office, said there's 'a pretty substantial body of work to judge from, and I think that's what people should be focused on.'

Connecticut's GOP Disavows a Former Star

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:17pm
Voices in Connecticut's Republican establishment sounded a bit weary about new legal woes for former Gov. John Rowland but said they were confident the case wouldn't taint their party's brand.

U.S. to Deny Visa for Iran U.N. Envoy

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:36pm
The Obama administration has informed Iran and the United Nations that the U.S. will deny a visa to Tehran's choice as its next U.N. ambassador because of his ties to the 1979 hostage crisis.

GOP Fissures Show Over Ex-Im Bank Charter

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:49pm
House Republicans are splintering over whether to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, testing the united front the party was seeking to maintain in a midterm election year.

Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin Won't Seek Re-Election

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:06pm
Rep. Tom Petri (R., Wis.) said Friday he won't seek re-election this fall after more than three decades in Congress.

Labor Split Boosts Ohio Governor

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:38am
Gov. John Kasich has earned such ire among unions that he is on a list of six Republican governors the AFL-CIO hopes to topple. But a group of laborers within the AFL-CIO's ranks are considering backing his re-election bid.