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  • Iran negotiator told to control temper in talks with Kerry

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's foreign minister has been told by the country's supreme leader to control his temper during nuclear talks with Western diplomats ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Study: Oklahoma's daily small quakes raise risk of big ones

    SAN JOSE, California – Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chan ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Cities take anti-extremism efforts to White House

    MINNEAPOLIS – Prosecutors and civic leaders from several U.S. cities will convene at a White House summit this week to discuss ways of countering viol ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Questions on plaintiffs unlikely to derail health lawsuit

    WASHINGTON – Despite questions about four challengers' legal right to bring their lawsuit, the Supreme Court probably will not be deterred from decidi ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Republicans say Obama giving immigrants ‘amnesty bonuses’

    WASHINGTON – Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortun ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Stragglers sign up for health insurance ahead of deadline

    CHICAGO – An important health law deadline and the prospect of higher tax penalties for those who remain uninsured prodded some Illinois residents to ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Obama calls on Silicon Valley to help thwart cyber attacks

    PALO ALTO, Calif. – Cyberspace is the new “Wild West,” President Barack Obama said Friday, with everyone looking to the government to be the sheriff. ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Christie stops in Chicago area to build support for 2016

    ROLLING MEADOWS – Laying groundwork for a potential 2016 bid, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told supporters in Rolling Meadows on Thursday he and fir ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Senate confirms Obama’s pick for Pentagon chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Keystone veto: Can Obama, GOP compromise on anything?

    WASHINGTON – A looming veto by President Barack Obama of a Republican-championed bill foreshadows a key question for the White House: whether the pres ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • John Boehner says Obama military force proposal against Islamic State needs toughening

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to toughen President Barack Obama's day-old legislation to authorize military force against Isla ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Obama sends Congress request for military force against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress to authorize military force against the Islamic State group and urged lawmakers to "sh ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • White House asking authorization for military to fight Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – The White House circulated a proposal Tuesday to authorize the Pentagon to fight Islamic State terrorists without an “enduring offensive ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

    WASHINGTON – Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency’s annual ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • AP-GfK Poll: Most now approve of Obama's job on unemployment

    WASHINGTON – Americans' views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direct ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 8:32 am
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