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Hiring increase could mean turning point in jobs crisis

Hiring increase could mean turning point in jobs crisis

Companies added more workers in February than in any month in almost a year — a turning point for the economy that finally pushed the unemployment rate below 9 percent.…

Obama asks for ‘common ground’ in budget debate

Obama asks for ‘common ground’ in budget debate

President Barack Obama is urging lawmakers to find common ground on a budget deal to avert a government shutdown and says he’s willing to agree to steeper cuts to get…

Fewer teenagers getting it on

Fewer teenagers getting it on

Fewer teens and young adults are having sex, a government survey shows, and theories abound for why they’re doing it less. Experts say this generation may be more cautious than…

Obama proposes to $6.5 billion in spending cuts but it might not sell

Obama proposes to $6.5 billion in spending cuts but it might not sell

The White House called for $6.5 billion in immediate spending cuts Thursday as negotiations opened with tea party-backed Republicans in Congress seeking reductions nearly 10 times as large in their…

So many budget claims, so few facts

So many budget claims, so few facts

It sounds like a pretty good starting point for negotiations: The White House and Capitol Hill Democrats say they’re ready to meet the GOP halfway in the latest round of…

Student sues FBI over GPS tracking

Student sues FBI over GPS tracking

  A community college student who says he’s never done anything that should attract the interest of federal law enforcement officials filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the FBI for secretly…

FBI agent thought dead is still alive

FBI agent thought dead is still alive

In an instant, the disappearance of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson in Iran went from a cold case to something very hot. After nearly four years without word about what…

WVa Dems slam Boehner for blocking vets ceremony at Capitol

WVa Dems slam Boehner for blocking vets ceremony at Capitol

West Virginia’s two Democratic senators blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday after their hopes of having the remains of World War I veteran Frank Buckles honored in the Capitol…

Wisconsin state workers brace for layoffs

Wisconsin state workers brace for layoffs

Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices Friday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would…

Supremes side with anti-gay church over military funeral protests

Supremes side with anti-gay church over military funeral protests

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a grieving father’s pain over mocking protests at his Marine son’s funeral must yield to First Amendment protections for free speech. All but one…