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Murkowski finally certified winner in Alaska

Murkowski finally certified winner in Alaska

The state of Alaska certified Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s victory over Tea Party favorite Joe Miller on Thursday, nearly three months after the incumbent won the race with an unconventional…

Alaska certifies Murkowski’s write-in Senate victory

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The state of Alaska certified Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s victory over Tea Party favorite Joe Miller on Thursday, nearly three months after the incumbent won the…

Cuomo gets second chance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Democrat Andrew Cuomo becomes New York governor on Saturday he inherits a $10 billion budget deficit, a notoriously corrupt political system and the legacy of…

NY state delays decision on Nassau County budget

UNIONDALE, New York (Reuters) – New York state postponed a decision on Thursday on whether to seize control of the finances of Nassau County, one of the wealthiest in the…

Venezuela condemns "imperial" U.S. visa reprisal

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela condemned on Thursday the United States’ revocation of its ambassador’s visa as an “imperial” move by President Barack Obama’s government, saying the measure should be immediately…

Rattner settles with Cuomo for $10 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Obama administration auto industry czar Steven Rattner agreed to pay $10 million to resolve lawsuits by New York’s attorney general over kickbacks allegedly paid to…

U.S. worried by reports of Pakistan detentions: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is voicing concern over reports from human rights groups that Pakistan’s security forces are holding thousands of political separatists without charge, The New York…

U.S. revokes Venezuelan ambassador’s visa

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States revoked the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador to Washington in retaliation for President Hugo Chavez’s rejection of a nominated U.S. envoy critical of his government,…

Obama extends Hawaii vacation after delayed start

HONOLULU (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is extending his vacation in Hawaii by a day to spend more time with his family after their departure from Washington was delayed last…

Obama names temporary ambassadors to Syria and Turkey

HONOLULU (Reuters) – President Barack Obama took the rare step Wednesday of temporarily appointing U.S. ambassadors to Syria, Turkey and Azerbaijan, restoring a top U.S. envoy to Damascus after an…