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  • Benghazi panel to issue subpoenas for more Clinton emails

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will issue subpoenas for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal emails, congressional aides said Wednesday. The move comes amid the disclosure that Clinton...

  • Mouse study finds extra oxygen may spur tumor-fighting cells

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in fighting cancer. Tumors put up defenses to block immune system attacks. One way: Low oxygen levels inside the tumor can spur production of a molecule that...

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The outcome in what Justice...

  • Republican-led Senate fails to overturn Obama's veto of bill approving Keystone XL pipeline

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican-led Senate fails to overturn Obama's veto of bill approving Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday. The Fed said that six of its 12 regions had reported moderate growth with modest gains seen in...

  • FDA approves Bristol-Myers drug for lung cancer

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded approval of an innovative Bristol-Myers Squibb drug to treat the most common form of lung cancer. Regulators cleared Opdivo for patients with advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer, which accounts for seven out of...

  • A lot of states are trying to ban gay conversion therapy for kids. Oklahoma is heading in the opposite direction.

    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Following a slew of defeats in 2014, the movement to ban gay conversion therapy for minors has its hopes pinned, for now, on two states where bills are making progress this year, The Washington Post reports. Gay groups argue that parents should not force minors to undergo these treatments;...

  • Senate votes to kill a labor board rule that unions backed

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a vote by workers on it. The 53-46 vote sent the legislation to the House, where approval is also assured. But...

  • Justice Dept won't charge former Ferguson, Mo., policeman Darren Wilson in Michael Brown death

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept won't charge former Ferguson, Mo., policeman Darren Wilson in Michael Brown death.

  • Presidential contender Ben Carson says prison inmates prove homosexuality is a choice

    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Ben Carson on CNN. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has an interesting theory about homosexuality, Business Insider reports. Carson argued in a Wednesday CNN interview that people who come out as gay while in prison prove many...

  • US official: Obama still weighing sending arms to Ukraine

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are stepping up their pressure on the Obama administration to support Ukraine with weapons to defend against attacks from anti-government insurgents backed by Russia. Assistant Secretary of...

  • Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming. In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states...

  • Oklahoma House defeats joint gubernatorial ticket amendment

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The Oklahoma House has narrowly defeated a bill to ask voters to decide whether the governor and lieutenant governor should run jointly. Representatives on Wednesday voted 46-44 for the measure, but it takes at least 51 members to approve legislation in the 101-member House. The author of the...

  • Supreme Court: Alabama may try to justify railroad tax

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Alabama should have the chance to justify a fuel sales tax that it assesses on railroads but not on competitors in the trucking and barge industries. The justices ruled 7-2 against CSX Transportation Inc., which had challenged the state's...

  • Protesters: Oklahoma not ‘OK’ for Seattle’s elephants

    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Opponents of a plan to ship Woodland Park Zoo’s two elephants to the Oklahoma City Zoo crowded into a Seattle City Council meeting Monday, pressing council members to veto the move and send the animals to a sanctuary,the Seattle Times reports. The council opened the floor to comment, even...

  • Irish Prime Minister Kenny due at White House on March 17

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Irish eyes will smile on the White House on St. Patrick's Day. President Barack Obama and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will meet on March 17 to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and discuss what the White House says are "issues of mutual concern." Vice President Joe Biden will...

  • Media Matters founder wants New York Times 'correction' on Hillary emails report

    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    David Brock, founder of the liberal Media Matters watchdog and a Hillary Clinton loyalist, said on Wednesday that a New York Times report on Clinton's email practices while secretary of state was "sloppily done" and "based on a false premise," the Washington Examiner reports. "The piece...

  • Police say Obama bullet ban isn't needed, AR-15 round isn't a threat

    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A top police representative on Tuesday said that there is no history of criminals using a round popular among AR-15 rifle shooters against officers, undermining the Obama administration's argument for banning the 5.56 M855 "lightgreen tip," the Washington Examiner reports. "Any ammunition is...

  • US services firms grow at faster pace in February

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms' activity rose at a slightly faster rate in February, powered by hotels, restaurants and wholesalers. The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its services index rose to 56.9 in February, up from January's reading of 56.7. Any reading over 50...

  • AP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. That's the strikingly upbeat view of economists surveyed by The Associated Press, who no...

  • Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner's job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday to avert defunding the Department of Homeland Security. But Boehner and his leadership team appear destined to confront fratricidal...



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