4:47 pm, August 29, 2014

Government News

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

US says far fewer Iraqi refugees on Sinjar Mt.

US officials: Far fewer Iraqi refugees on Sinjar Mountain, making a rescue mission less likely

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

House candidate's first vote is one for himself

House candidate in California cites military service as reason he's skipped voting before

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

US military chief visits Vietnam, 1st since 1971

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff on 1st visit to Vietnam since 1971 amid sea rifts with China

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 05:50am 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

Biden calls Iraq president, prime minister nominee

Biden expresses US support to new Iraqi president and prime minister-designate amid dispute

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 02:30pm EDT

US, Australia sign military cooperation pact

US, Australia sign agreement allowing military forces to train and work together

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 02:18pm EDT

DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

DEA paid Amtrak insider $854,460 for passenger data it could have obtained free

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 01:04pm EDT
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