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Misleading testimony found against Blackwater

Prosecutors say a witness in the criminal case against four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards gave misleading testimony to a grand jury investigating the...

Obama wants more rules on power plants

President Barack Obama launched a show of support Friday for new emissions rules for power plants, putting the weight of the White House behind...

Shinseki still had support from many veterans

He's one of them — a disabled veteran who lost part of his right foot to a mine in Vietnam, a soldier who riled...

VA boss Shinseki resigns under fire

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the...

House Republicans back state marijuana laws

The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The...

Vehicle crashes cost whopping $871 billion

The economic and societal harm from motor vehicle crashes amounted to a whopping $871 billion in a single year, according to a study released...

Under fire, Shinseki faces homeless veterans

The embattled Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK'-ee) is to address a homeless veterans group on Friday. Shinseki faces calls to resign from both...

Obama calls for more mentors for minority boys

President Barack Obama is calling on all Americans to get involved with his push to reverse underachievement among young minority men by getting involved...

More examples of botched medical care by VA

Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It...

CIA drone strikes winding down in Pakistan

Just after midnight last Christmas, Pakistani officials say, two Hellfire missiles from a U.S. drone slammed into a house in Miramshah, Pakistan, killing four...