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Obama’s new drug war: More treatment, less prison time

President Barack Obama’s new strategy for fighting the nation’s drug problem will include a greater emphasis on using public health tools to battle addiction and diverting non-violent drug offenders into…

Feds want money back from lying Lance Armstrong

Feds want money back from lying Lance Armstrong

The federal government is going after Lance Armstrong’s money. As much as it can get. The Justice Department unveiled its formal complaint against Armstrong on Tuesday, saying the cyclist violated…

Lawmakers want to know who knew about Boston bombers and who ignored the threat

Lawmakers want to know who knew about Boston bombers and who ignored the threat

Lawmakers are asking tough questions about how the government tracked suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he traveled to Russia last year, renewing criticism from after the Sept. 11…

Older Americans ignore realities of long-term health care needs

We’re in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older — and are taking few steps to get ready. A new poll examined how people…

How Congress stalls military’s effort to save tax dollars

Parked around the airstrip at Lackland Air Force Base are more than a dozen massive C-5A Galaxy transport planes. There is no money to fly them, repair them or put…

FBI wants more answers from surviving, mute bombing suspect

The 19-year-old charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, his throat injured by a gunshot wound, wrote down answers to the questions of investigators about his motives and connections to any…

White House defends FBI’s bungling of previous investigation of Tsarnaev

The White House is defending the FBI’s performance in its 2011 inquiry into Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. White House spokesman Jay Carney…

Delays clog airline travel as FAA furloughs start

Commercial airline flights started backing up and delayed some travelers Monday, a day after air traffic controllers started going on furlough because of government spending cuts. Information from the FAA…

Feds want to question wife of slain bombing suspect

Federal authorities have asked to speak with the wife of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and her lawyer said Sunday he is discussing with them how to proceed. Amato…

Federal Aviation Administration furloughs kick in

Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country on Sunday, the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs resulting from government spending cuts, though some delays…