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Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar…

Failure to commicate over planned immigrant releases

Failure to commicate over planned immigrant releases

Government officials decided to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 strictly for budget reasons and didn’t tell the Homeland Security secretary about the plan, according to an…

Citizenship, immigration issues for 310,00 Americans on health care

Citizenship, immigration issues for 310,00 Americans on health care

The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law. The Obama administration said Tuesday that letters…

Postal service loses $22 billion in latest quarter

Postal service loses $22 billion in latest quarter

The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday. The loss for the spring quarter,…

Kerry urges calmness in Iraq

Kerry urges calmness in Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging the people of Iraq to remain calm as the country faces a political crisis while battling advances by Islamic State militants. Speaking…

A no-win situation in Iraq?

A no-win situation in Iraq?

It was supposed to be over, America’s war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets…

Kurds may finally get U.S. weapons

Kurds may finally get U.S. weapons

For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to let them buy U.S. weapons. And for just as long, the administration has rebuffed the Kurds, America’s closest allies in…

Ceasefore ends, Gaza airstrikes back in force

Ceasefore ends, Gaza airstrikes back in force

Israeli warplanes carried out 30 air strikes over Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, as militants fired six rockets into Israel, leaving international mediators scrambling to rescue ceasefire talks. Gaza…

Are we returning to a war in Iraq?

Are we returning to a war in Iraq?

Declaring that “America is coming to help,” President Barack Obama is authorizing U.S. airstrikes if necessary and airdrops of humanitarian aid in northern Iraq to counter advancing Islamic militants and…

Will Afghanistan really get a new president?

Will Afghanistan really get a new president?

Afghanistan’s feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August. The breakthrough came as U.S. Secretary…