4:54 am, August 20, 2014

Government News

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

Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC

Democrats' Senate campaign committee spends $9M in NC to run advertisements through November

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:28am EDT

Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

Report: Edward Snowden said NSA planned automated strikes against cyberattacks, risking war

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 03:20am EDT

US credits strikes with allowing Iraqis to escape

US credits airstrikes with allowing Iraqis to escape mountain, making rescue mission unlikely

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 03:14am EDT

US military personnel in Iraq

The numbers of US military personnel in Iraq

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 03:12am EDT

2 Alaska GOP US Senate candidates debate

Treadwell, Miller debate without Sullivan less than a week before primary

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 02:40am EDT

Air Force coaches told to help curb assaults

Air Force Academy telling coaches to help reduce sexual assaults by talking with athletes

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 02:08am EDT

Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

Carbon dioxide emissions from Keystone pipeline would be 4 times what feds figure, study says

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 01:40pm EDT

US military chief visits Vietnam to boost ties

US chairman of joint chiefs of staff visits Vietnam to boost military ties between former foes

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 12:39am EDT

Hawaii lawmaker asks court to delay makeup primary

Senate contender asks Hawaii court to delay makeup election, give more time for storm recovery

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 10:55pm EDT

Kerry eyes US-China partnership despite tensions

Kerry: US-China partnership key to Asia-Pacific security despite tensions, rivalry

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 07:56pm EDT

US drone attacks, destroys armed truck in Iraq

US military says drone strike destroys armed truck operated by militants in northern Iraq

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 07:28pm EDT

Hundreds attend hearing on Alaska mine proposal

Hundreds attend hearing on proposal to sharply restrict development of Alaska mining project

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 06:50pm 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

US to provide South Sudan with $180M in food aid

US to provide South Sudan with $180 million in emergency food aid

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

Holder says Missouri shooting deserves review

Attorney General says shooting in Missouri deserves review

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 11:50am EDT

US agency moves slowly on investigation requests

US road safety agency moves slowly when drivers spot problems and petition for investigations

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 10:28am EDT

AIDS activist takes up a new fight: defending FDA

Former ACT UP activist defends FDA bureaucracy he once railed against

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 10:02am EDT

Obama calls Robin Williams 'one of a kind'

Obama calls Robin Williams 'one of a kind,' says he touched human spirit

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 09:50am EDT

US agency warns consumers about Bitcoin risks

US agency warns consumers about risks of using Bitcoins or other virtual currencies

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 05:50am EDT

Iraq crisis deepens; US directly arms Kurds

Power struggle deepens in Iraq as US increases its role in fighting Sunni militants

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

US fighters hit Islamic State checkpoints

US airstrikes destroy militants' checkpoints, vehicles in 4 assaults, including Humvee

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

Foreign policy crises intrude on Obama vacations

Foreign policy crises have a history of intruding on Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacations

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 03:44am EDT

DOD rocket launch from Wallops Island postponed

Defense Department rocket launch from NASA facility on Va.'s Eastern Shore postponed

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 03:40am EDT
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