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FDA: Powdered caffeine can be lethal

FDA warns consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine after death of Ohio teen

Sunday - 07/20/2014, 09:06am EDT

US building case tying separatists to plane crash

US begins building case aimed at tying pro-Russian forces to plane shot down over Ukraine

Sunday - 07/20/2014, 08:54am EDT

Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

Russia bans 13 Americans including congressman, 12 linked to Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib

Sunday - 07/20/2014, 08:20am EDT

High winds push growing Washington wildfire

High winds push massive north-central Washington wildfire toward sparsely populated areas

Sunday - 07/20/2014, 02:26am EDT

Study says national parks boost economy in West

National parks, monuments boost Wyoming, Montana and Idaho economies by $1.15 billion

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations.

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 02:30pm EDT

FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant

FBI issues warning about unapproved air conditioner coolant that could explode or catch fire

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 10:30am EDT

Obama: US must retrain workers who lose jobs

Obama: Federal training programs help workers who lose their jobs move into something better

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 06:04am EDT

Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16

Liberals swoon for Warren ahead of the 2016 campaign but point to Clinton as their best chance

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 03:36am EDT

Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

Secrets leaker Chelsea Manning's gender treatments to begin; prison bureau rejects transfer

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 03:06am EDT

Health officials: Food label changes not enough

Former FDA, CDC officials: More food label changes needed to help people make healthy choices

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 12:06am EDT

Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested on gun charge

Staff member for Pennsylvania congressman charged after bringing handgun into Capitol building

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:30pm EDT

Central American leaders to meet with Obama

Central American leaders to come to White House to meet with Obama over border crisis

Friday - 07/18/2014, 07:50pm EDT

Clinton papers: Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

Latest Bill Clinton papers show aides considered how to explain 1998 Iraq strikes

Friday - 07/18/2014, 07:09pm EDT

Prosecutors say Blagojevich lawyers misread ruling

Prosecutors say Blagojevich attorneys misrepresented US Supreme Court ruling in appeal

Friday - 07/18/2014, 06:54pm EDT

Ex-Kentucky senator Ford being treated for cancer

Ex-US Sen. Wendell Ford says he's undergoing treatment for lung cancer; almost 90 years old

Friday - 07/18/2014, 06:32pm EDT

Obamas to spend rare weekend at Camp David retreat

Obamas head for a Camp David weekend, a rare visit to the woodsy presidential retreat

Friday - 07/18/2014, 06:31pm EDT

Tea party groups' suit against IRS moves forward

Tea party groups' lawsuit against IRS over reported extra scrutiny moves forward

Friday - 07/18/2014, 06:20pm EDT

300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

FDA uncovers additional 300 vials labeled dengue, influenza, rickets from gov't lab

Friday - 07/18/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Inspector general probing US 'Cuban Twitter' plan

Inspector general for top US foreign-aid agency examining once-secret 'Cuban Twitter' program

Friday - 07/18/2014, 02:24pm EDT

Obama encourages Israel to minimize civilian death

Obama encourages Israel to minimize civilian deaths in ground push into Hamas-ruled Gaza

Friday - 07/18/2014, 02:08pm EDT

Prosecutor to monitor for-profit college chain

Former high-profile prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to monitor for-profit college chain

Friday - 07/18/2014, 02:00pm EDT

Biden: US needs a 'rational' immigration policy

Biden says US needs a 'rational' immigration policy, expresses sympathy for deportations

Friday - 07/18/2014, 01:56pm EDT

Conyers honored for donation of personal papers

US Rep. Conyers honored for donating personal papers to African-American legal collection

Friday - 07/18/2014, 01:11pm EDT

Report: Labor force drop had pre-recession roots

White House report says declining participation in labor force had pre-recession roots

Friday - 07/18/2014, 12:48pm EDT

US funds political groups in Venezuela despite ban

What ban? US funds Venezuelan groups boosting free markets, new candidates despite prohibition

Friday - 07/18/2014, 12:45pm EDT

Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan

Tyler Perry sued, accused of interfering with plan to turn former military base into studio

Friday - 07/18/2014, 12:30pm EDT

Clinton: Will have 'specific agenda' if she runs

Hillary Clinton says she will have a 'very specific agenda' if she runs for president in 2016

Friday - 07/18/2014, 12:14pm EDT

US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears

Chlorine chicken fears sour US-EU free trade talks in deadlock likely to mean years of delay

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:57am EDT

Va. congressmen: keep centers for disabled open

Virginia congressmen urge McAuliffe to slow closing of centers for disabled

Friday - 07/18/2014, 07:51am EDT

AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

AP source: Missile took down passenger jet in Ukraine but unclear who launched the strike

Friday - 07/18/2014, 05:56am EDT

Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

Senators investigating recalls target GM's legal staff; safety regulators next

Friday - 07/18/2014, 03:30am EDT

APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

APNewsBreak: Army to begin Manning's gender treatments; Bureau of Prisons rejects transfer

Friday - 07/18/2014, 03:10am EDT

US: Israel must do more to protect Gaza civilians

State Department calls deaths of Gaza boys 'horrifying;' says Israel must not target civilians

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 11:07pm EDT

Hundreds rally for Israel outside White House

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 11:00pm EDT

House votes to allow marijuana-related banking

House votes to allow banks to deal with marijuana-related businesses

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 10:18pm EDT

Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

A top Iranian general and advisers join front lines of Iraqi military fight against radicals

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 08:34pm EDT

Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

Senators investigating recalls target GM's legal staff; safety regulators up next

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:51pm EDT

Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

At closed bridge, Obama announces new plan to attract private funding for transportation

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:43pm EDT

Should online accounts die when you die?

Digital afterlife: Fate of your email, other accounts when you die a matter of debate

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:38pm EDT

Obama nominates fundraiser to Finland envoy post

Obama nominates fundraiser as ambassador to Finland

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:11pm EDT

House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving

House passes $16 billion package of tax breaks designed to encourage charitable donations

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:10pm EDT

For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties

US, European nations seek to show united front against Russia, but divisions persist

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:10pm EDT

Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

In Georgia Senate race, Kingston, Perdue promise budget fixes, but details don't always add up

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 06:40pm EDT

US defends counterterrorism dialogue with China

US defends counterterrorism dialogue with China, rights group objects

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 06:20pm EDT

10 key events in GM's ignition switch recall

10 key events in GM's ignition switch recall

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 06:10pm EDT

Congressman: DC gun amendment likely to fail

Congressman who introduced amendment on DC gun laws says it likely won't become law

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

Obama warns climate change poses direct threat to US infrastructure, urges local resilience

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:26pm EDT

Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

GOP criticizes Justice Department handling of IRS investigation; probe includes missing emails

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:17pm EDT

Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance program

Senate votes to extend program protecting insurance industry from costs of terrorist attack

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:09pm EDT

Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:48pm EDT

Divided panel backs training, arming Syrian rebels

Divided Senate panel backs defense training, arming of Syrian opposition

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:41pm EDT

EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river

EPA: Duke finishes cleaning large pockets of coal ash from river after spill at NC plant

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:31pm EDT

Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

With bills on contraception and equal pay, Senate Dems hope to fire up female voters this fall

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:26pm EDT

Correction: Editorial-Rdp story

Correction: Editorial-Rdp story

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:01pm EDT
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