7:05 pm, December 21, 2014

Government News

US wins release of spy held for years in Cuba jail

Cuban who spied for US wins freedom after years as prisoner; release part of thaw in relations

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 10:04am EST

Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

Calorie labels for alcoholic drinks will be on the menu _ but not at the bar _ by next year

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 08:46am EST

Nation's travel security chief Pistole to retire

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole will leave the agency at the end of December to serve as the president of a Christian college in Indiana.

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 07:40am EST

Text of Obama's remarks on US-Cuba relations

Text of President Obama's remarks on the release of Alan Gross, future US-Cuba relations

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:20am EST

Reaction to release of Alan Gross, future US-Cuba relations

Reaction to release of American Alan Gross from Cuban prison, future of US-Cuba relations

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:20am EST

Obama says people should 'go to the movies'

Obama says US taking Sony cyberattack seriously, recommends that 'people go to the movies'

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:20am EST

Castro survived odd, often inept, US schemes

Poison cigars, 'Cuban Twitter': US efforts in Cuba failed to bring about democratic change

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 03:08am EST

Like Iran, secret diplomacy leads to US-Cuba thaw

2 years after telling aides to think big, Obama turns new page with Cuba _ much like Iran

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:32am EST

AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules

AP Interview: McConnell ready to try to stop coal plant rules, says Kentucky economy suffering

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:28am EST

Fed to be 'patient' about a rate hike; stocks soar

Fed promises 'patient' approach in determining when to raise interest rates

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 12:24am EST

Obama on Hanukkah says small acts can make miracles

Reflecting on Hanukkah, Obama says one act of faith can make miracles if individuals step up

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:20pm EST

5 things to know: Alcohol calorie labels on menus

5 things to know about calorie labels for alcoholic drinks on menus

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 09:40pm EST

Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

Once a national model, Arkansas' Medicaid experiment is in jeopardy of being abandoned

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 09:40pm EST

Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount

Republican Martha McSally wins Arizona congressional seat, last unresolved midterm race in US

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:32pm EST

Democrat Lauren McFerran sworn in as new labor board member

Democrat Laruen McFerran sworn in as new NLRB member, maintaining 3-2 Democratic majority

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:30pm EST

US backs off death penalty in Iowa slayings

In reversal, US gives up pursuit of death penalty against woman convicted in Iowa slayings

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:12pm EST

UN chief says US torture report should spur global action

UN chief: US report on brutal interrogations should spur global action to stamp out torture

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:11pm EST

In surprise, Wyo. senator to head budget committee

In surprise, Wyoming Sen. Enzi will chair Senate Budget Committee as Ala. lawmaker steps aside

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:38pm EST

US global aid chief to resign; oversaw secret Cuba programs

US international aid chief Rajiv Shah to leave in February; oversaw secret Cuba programs

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:34pm EST

Justices to discuss Louisiana gay marriage case

Supreme Court could decide in January to add gay marriage to term's calendar

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:28pm EST
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