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Boehner: Clinton needs to bring Democrats along on trade

9 min 12 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to back trade legislation that President Barack Obama wants — and help get Democrats on board. (...)
Categories: Politics

In Congress, income inequality comes with breakfast, lunch

9 min 12 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life. (...)
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Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

9 min 12 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home. (...)
Categories: Politics

Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka

9 min 12 sec ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation. (...)
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US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

9 min 12 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing powerful explosions and fires. (...)
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Pentagon grapples with retaliation in sex assault cases

8 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not against the law or military regulations to choose not to sit with someone in the dining hall or to unfriend them on Facebook, but in the traumatic aftermath of a sexual assault, a victim could interpret those moves as retaliation. (...)
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Lawmakers look into Capitol police leaving guns in bathrooms

9 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers demanded answers Friday after a report that Capitol Police officers have left their guns in the bathrooms of the Capitol complex three times this year. (...)
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Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 7:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home. (...)
Categories: Politics

Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 6:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home. (...)
Categories: Politics

Administration worries grow over Saudi campaign in Yemen

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 6:15am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the al-Qaida offshoot posing the greatest threat to the American homeland. (...)
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Obama salutes journalists working in repressive environments

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 12:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is saluting journalists working in countries that repress freedom, saying a free press is under attack in many places because governments want to avoid the truth. (...)
Categories: Politics

US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing powerful explosions and fires. (...)
Categories: Politics

US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing powerful explosions and fires. (...)
Categories: Politics

US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes, after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing a powerful explosion. (...)
Categories: Politics

US Navy accompanies 4 ships through Strait of Hormuz

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy accompanied four American-flagged ships and a British vessel moving through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf on Thursday, and officials said the U.S. will offer that aid to any other nation concerned about interference from Iranian vessels. (...)
Categories: Politics