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Health law tax passed along to states

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at how Washington works behind the scenes.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks flat in afternoon trading a day after record

Major U.S. stock indexes veered between small gains and losses in late-afternoon trading Friday. Investors were weighing new economic data and the latest corporate earnings news. Utilities stocks were among the biggest gainers.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

BOSTON (AP) - A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Romney to fight Holyfield in the ring

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edged lower in early trade a day after record

U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Friday, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index notched a new high. Investors were digesting mixed data on U.S. manufacturing and the latest corporate earnings news. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners as a slide in oil prices deepened.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'

NEW YORK (AP) - When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ABC faces credibility crisis over Stephanopoulos donations

NEW YORK (AP) - George Stephanopoulos apologized to viewers Friday for donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failing to disclose it earlier, as ABC News now finds its chief anchor in a credibility crisis on the eve of a presidential campaign.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Survey: School bullying at lowest ebb in 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

LAS VEGAS (AP) â€" B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes gain, breaking a three-day slump

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing with solid gains on Wall Street, breaking a three-day slump.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stephanopoulos says he should have disclosed donations

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has apologized for not notifying his employer and viewers about two contributions totaling $50,000 that he made to the Clinton Foundation.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


: VA wastes $5 billion a year in improper purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency is improperly spending at least $5 billion a year for medical care and supplies that are being purchased outside of required practices for competitive bidding and written contracts.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes move higher in early trading

U.S. stocks climbed in early trading Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak. Investors sized up the latest batch of corporate earnings and applauded a government report indicating that applications for unemployment benefits fell to a 15-year low last week. Technology companies rose the most.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawyer: Amtrak engineer doesn't remember fatal derailment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The engineer at the controls of the speeding Amtrak train that lurched off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, has no recollection of the crash, his attorney said.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rubio promoting a strong military as part of foreign policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Defending the use of American military power, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday called for an increase in military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten the nation's economic interests.

May 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge up at midday as investors wait for Apple results

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are barely higher at midday as investors look ahead to Apple's results later today and a meeting by the Federal Reserve on interest rates.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

NEW YORK (AP) - The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits

DALLAS (AP) - For airlines, the record profits keep coming, thanks to cheaper jet fuel.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UF fraternity accused of insulting vets

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida is investigating allegations that members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity spat at a group of disabled military veterans last weekend at a resort in Panama City Beach.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nasdaq moves into record territory as stocks gain

NEW YORK (AP) - The Nasdaq composite crossed into record territory as U.S. stocks turned higher in afternoon trading Thursday, despite mixed earnings reports from General Motors, Procter & Gamble and others.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) - Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Alarm at G.H.W. Bush home broken for 13 months

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog says a security alarm at the Texas home of former President George H.W. Bush was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks move lower after weak global economic surveys

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks moved lower in early trading Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from Europe, China and Japan.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he takes "full responsibility" for a counterterrorism operation that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian hostage held by al-Qaida.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has unanimously passed legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking.

April 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After a sluggish start, US stocks finish higher

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors cheered moves by Google and credit-card companies on Wednesday and sent the stock market to a solid gain. Google helped set off a surge in technology stocks after it unveiled a low-cost wireless phone service.

April 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

WASHINGTON (AP) - A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

April 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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