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Friday - 08/15/2014, 12:08am EDT

Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties

US Sentencing Commission identifies review of economic crime penalties as a priority

Friday - 08/15/2014, 12:02am EDT

US military takes 1st step in relocation in Japan

US military takes 1st step in relocation of troops on Japan's southern Okinawa island

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 11:24pm EDT

Sept. 11 suspect pushes for details of FBI inquiry

Sept. 11 suspect's lawyer may quit over lack of details on FBI probes of defense team members

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 10:20pm EDT

Hawaii judge upholds timing of makeup primary

Hawaii judge rejects move to postpone makeup primary election; polls to open Friday

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 09:00pm EDT

Family asks Justice Dept. to oversee 2nd autopsy

Lawyer: Family of Missouri teen killed by cop asking Justice Department to oversee 2nd autopsy

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 07:28pm EDT

Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.

McDaniel asks Miss. judge to declare him winner or order new runoff against Sen. Thad Cochran

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 07:19pm EDT

Media groups present petition supporting reporter

Media advocates hand Justice Dep't. a petition supporting subpoenaed New York Times reporter

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 06:40pm EDT

Obama confers on Ebola with African leaders

Obama tells presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone, US committed to help contain Ebola outbreak

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 06:10pm EDT

Businessman makes plea deal in Navy bribery case

Chesapeake businessman pleads guilty to giving gratuity to public official in bribery case

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Obama: US broke militants' siege on Iraq mountain

Obama: US broke militants' siege on Iraqi mountaintop; though airstrike will continue

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Ex-peanut plant head says he lied about salmonella

Ex-Georgia peanut plant manager says he lied to FDA investigators during salmonella outbreak

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:48pm EDT

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn't be afraid

Understanding Ebola: A 'dreadful, merciless virus,' but most people shouldn't be afraid

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:40pm EDT

Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

Amid increasing concerns about Islamic State threat, administration mulls wider campaign

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:06pm EDT

It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

It's a jungle out there: Parrot, chick, hogs and dogs have spots in political ads

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 03:22pm EDT

Sharpton: Justice department should monitor police

Sharpton urges US Department of Justice to monitor police response to protesters in Ferguson

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 01:49pm EDT

Elevator mishap injures 1 at Va. federal building

Worker injured in elevator mishap at federal building in Roanoke, VA concerned about safety

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 10:15am EDT

Obama speaks to Israel's Netanyahu amid cease-fire

Obama speaks by phone to Israel's prime minister as cease-fire heads toward expiration

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 01:41pm EDT

VA referrals to private doctors on rise

VA secretary: Number of referrals to private doctors increasing significantly

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 09:06am EDT

Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

Clinton and White House try to shrug off differences after foreign policy split

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

Congress is OK with Obama's Iraq intervention a year after objecting to strikes in Syria

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 02:56pm EDT

Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases

Report: White House, Homeland Security secretary unaware 2,228 immigrants released from jails

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 02:40pm EDT

Report: Senator's son was flying new aircraft solo

Report: US Sen. Jim Inhofe's son killed in crash was flying new aircraft solo for the 1st time

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 01:30pm EDT

US sees hope for easing of Ukraine tensions

Kerry: US hopeful diplomacy can ease Ukraine-Russia tensions

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 01:30pm EDT

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,199

At least 2,199 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 12:21pm EDT

Bitterness defining Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

In conservative Alaska, sniping before next week's GOP primary turns Senate race into a tossup

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 11:42am EDT

Shipping firm sues over 2012 Navy collision

Panamanian shipping company sues over 2012 Navy collision

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 10:54am EDT

Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

Mild goose chase: 1 Ohio airport's creative experiment to ensure birds, planes don't collide

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 07:38am EDT

Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

A year after objecting to strikes against Syria, Congress is OK with Obama's Iraq intervention

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 07:08am EDT

Nuclear regulator calls for comment on Sequoyah

Nuclear regulator calls for public comment on environmental impact of renewing Sequoyah plant

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 05:27am EDT

US sends 130 more troops to Iraq

Pentagon sends 130 more troops to northern Iraq as US military role deepens

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:57am EDT

Obama administration eases part of lobbying rule

Obama administration eases key part of lobbying restriction after court defeat

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:43am EDT

Kerry visits Solomon Islands, sees WWII memorials

Kerry in Solomon Islands to talk climate change, commemorate bloody Guadalcanal battles

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:41am EDT

Watchdog: Officials didn't OK immigrant releases

Watchdog report: Homeland Security secretary unaware of release of 2,228 immigrants from jails

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:36am EDT

FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

FCC commissioner Pai, on the 'side of sports fans,' supports repeal of NFL's TV blackout rules

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:36am EDT

House campaign groups start $75M ad push

House Democrats' campaign arm starts fall push in NJ, NY races; GOP launches blitz in Fla.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:36am EDT

US urges speedy formation of new Iraq government

US urges speedy formation of new Iraq government, prepared to offer additional aid

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 03:51am EDT

States get $28M in grants to defray AP exam costs

States get $28M in grants to help reduce advanced placement exam costs for low-income students

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 02:50am EDT

Obama: Teen's death has prompted 'strong passions'

Obama: Teen's death prompts strong passions, calls for him to be remembered through reflection

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 02:50am EDT

Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

Hillary Clinton looking to smooth things over with Obama after making foreign policy critique

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 02:50am EDT

SEC examining 'alternative' mutual funds

Looks like a hedge fund? SEC examining potentially riskier 'alternative' mutual funds

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 09:22pm EDT

Attorney: Manning not receiving hormone therapy

Attorney, ACLU say Manning not receiving approved gender therapy in prison, threaten lawsuit

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 08:32pm EDT

AP exam grants: how much each state is receiving

Advanced placement grants: how much states are getting to defray cost for low-income students

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 07:10pm EDT

Obama talks Iraq with leaders of Turkey, Canada

Obama calls leaders of Turkey, Canada to discuss situation in Iraq

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 05:48pm EDT

New ID-check system for military installations

New credential-checking for military installations; recommended after Navy Yard shooting

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Plea hearing set in Navy contractor bribery case

Plea hearing set for former Military Sealift Command contractor charged with taking bribes

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:21pm EDT

Historic home catches fire at Va. Navy shipyard

Historic home that houses commander catches fire Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:10pm EDT

Groups to EPA: Stop muzzling science advisers

Groups criticize EPA directing advisers to route requests from press, Congress through agency

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:00pm EDT

US drone attacks Iraq militant mortar position

US drone said to attack, destroy mortar position threatening evacuation of Iraqi civilians

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 03:38pm EDT
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