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Las Vegas pays homage to mob past

Las Vegas pays homage to mob past

Speakeasies, bootleggers, gun-wielding crime bosses and tough-guy accents pay homage to Las Vegas’ mob roots in a pair of new attractions showcasing Sin City’s criminal history. An interactive attraction featuring…

Congress still looking for answers on Obama’s Libyan war

Congress still looking for answers on Obama’s Libyan war

President Barack Obama is under pressure from Congress to spell out an exit strategy for the U.S. military in Libya and provide a clear plan to end Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s…

Another day, another union-busting bill in another state

Another day, another union-busting bill in another state

An Ohio bill that would limit collective bargaining rights for 350,000 public workers was poised for a vote before the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday, one of its final hurdles before…

Supreme Court appears to lean towards Wal-Mart in sex case

Supreme Court appears to lean towards Wal-Mart in sex case

The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of up to 1.6 million women, and that could make it harder for other…

Ending Saturday mail delivery could save billions

Ending Saturday mail delivery could save billions

The Postal service could save a substantial amount of money by reducing mail delivery to five days, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday. The post office, which lost $8.5 billion…

Dems willing to deal on budget cuts

Dems willing to deal on budget cuts

Democrats indicated Tuesday they may be willing to accept Republican-backed curbs on the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal regulators as part of an overall deal on spending cuts, a…

Housing price declines deepen

Housing price declines deepen

Damage from the housing bust is spreading to areas once thought to be immune. In at least 14 major U.S. metro areas, prices have fallen to 2003 levels — when…

McCain, Levin back Obama on Libya attacks

McCain, Levin back Obama on Libya attacks

The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee say President Barack Obama was right to use military force in Libya. Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan and…

Obama: Too much testing makes education boring

Obama: Too much testing makes education boring

President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways than just exam results. Too much testing makes education…

Va. Tech fined $55,000 for delayed response to shooting

Va. Tech fined $55,000 for delayed response to shooting

Virginia Tech will have to pay the maximum $55,000 fine for violating federal law by waiting too long to notify students during the 2007 shooting rampage but will not lose…