1:13 am, August 29, 2014

Government News

US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

US sanctions Oklahoma for ditching Common Core education standards; teacher layoffs possible

Updated 54 minutes, 45 seconds ago

US warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq

US fighters conduct 5 airstrikes in northern Iraq, hitting Islamic State targets

Updated 54 minutes, 58 seconds ago

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

Sources: US considering humanitarian relief mission for ethnic Turkmen in northern Iraq

Updated 55 minutes, 00 seconds ago

FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request

FEMA denies Hawaii's major disaster-declaration request because storm damage not severe enough

Updated 02 minutes, 56 seconds ago

US bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Q

US bank earnings up 5.2 pct in 2Q as banks cut expenses; lending at fastest pace since 2007

Updated 32 minutes, 59 seconds ago

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

Mexico's new enforcement cuts off route for Central American family and child migrants

Updated 48 minutes, 15 seconds ago

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Obama plays down prospect of imminent US military action to confront militants in Syria

Updated 48 minutes, 42 seconds ago

Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

Obama reiterates pledge to act on immigration if Congress doesn't, but sets no timeline

Updated 48 minutes, 44 seconds ago

Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

Obama signals new sanctions coming on Russia, but no change to a policy failing to deter Putin

Updated 48 minutes, 55 seconds ago

A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

US weighs more sanctions on Moscow as tanks cross into Ukraine from Russia

Updated 48 minutes, 56 seconds ago

Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

Obama promotes revised economic growth numbers, says 'reasons to feel good'

Updated 48 minutes, 57 seconds ago

No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge from immigrant farm worker

Updated 48 minutes, 58 seconds ago

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 11:12pm EDT

Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit

Pluto-bound spacecraft crosses orbit of Neptune on 25th anniversary of Voyager 2 Neptune flyby

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 09:30pm EDT

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

Obama taps veteran diplomat Michael McKinley to be next US ambassador to Afghanistan

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 08:40pm EDT

Wife of Maryland U.S. Rep. Andy Harris dies

Spokeswoman: Wife of Maryland U.S. Rep. Andy Harris dies unexpectedly

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 08:20pm EDT

Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant

Environmentalists file petition claiming California nuke plant should close until found safe

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 07:30pm EDT

Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California

Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California after study concludes impact limited

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 07:10pm EDT

Tongues wag over Obama's audacity to wear taupe

Taupe and change: Obama's switch from dark to tan suit for serious statement

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 06:59pm EDT

US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

US officials checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria while fighting with militants

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 06:40pm EDT
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