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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…

Why didn’t Obama mention Libyan rebels?

Why didn’t Obama mention Libyan rebels?

President Barack Obama wanted to tell a hesitant America why he launched a military assault in Libya, and he wanted to describe it on his terms — limited, sensible, moral…

Supremes unimpressed with Arizona campaign finance law

Supremes unimpressed with Arizona campaign finance law

The Supreme Court appeared poised Monday to strike down a provision of a campaign financing system in Arizona that gives extra cash to publicly funded candidates who face privately funded…

Rob Lowe dishes dirt on pal Charlie Sheen

Rob Lowe dishes dirt on pal Charlie Sheen

Rob Lowe gives fellow Brat Packer Charlie Sheen a slight edge when it comes to partying. Lowe tells Vanity Fair that in past days, he and Sheen “competed to see…

Republicans shift gears on housing market ‘reform’

Republicans shift gears on housing market ‘reform’

House Republicans plan to introduce eight bills on Tuesday that would each take a small step toward pushing taxpayer-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of business, according…