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In the end, voters ‘keep the bums in’

In the end, voters ‘keep the bums in’

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member…

Blackwater’s tattered legacy

Blackwater’s tattered legacy

  The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death…

Detroit tries to wipe out debts in historic trial

Detroit tries to wipe out debts in historic trial

Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city’s bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. After…

Islamic militants eye attacks on American cities

Islamic militants eye attacks on American cities

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants’ future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offering…

Another casino shutdown in Atlantic City

Another casino shutdown in Atlantic City

The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel. Its…

Obama back in Wisconsin for tight governor’s race

Obama back in Wisconsin for tight governor’s race

The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers’ rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when…

Obama looking to delay action on immigration

Obama looking to delay action on immigration

President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were…

Is Ferguson on a comeback trail?

Is Ferguson on a comeback trail?

The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those…

Judge stops new Texas abortion restrictions

Judge stops new Texas abortion restrictions

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more…

Decorated combat veteran dies in Virginia crash

Decorated combat veteran dies in Virginia crash

The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes,…