Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans unexpectedly put off a vote on a border ... Read the rest of this entry »

Consequential ruling for Wisconsin same-sex couples

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage. Wis... Read the rest of this entry »

CIA director says sorry to Senate for improper computer searches

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

House cancels vote on $659M border bill

Divided House abandoned immigration vote after tea partyers withdrew support. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Woman in black,’ a social-media phenomenon, reaches home

A 50-something Army veteran who caused an Internet sensation as she traveled nearly 500 miles by foot, clad in long, black robes and sandals, has apparently reached what she calls “home” in Winchester, Va., police in Virginia say. Elizabeth Poles t... Read the rest of this entry »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on retirement rumors

Justice to Yahoo's Katie Couric: "I’m still here and likely to remain for a while." Read the rest of this entry »

Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel, senior offic... Read the rest of this entry »

Ebola-infected doctor lauded for ‘heroic and sacrificial service’

Even from his own sickbed, Dr. Kent Brantly continues to put the well-being of others before his own. Read the rest of this entry »

Tell it to the 99 percent

Unemployment at five-year low, July jobs report said positive, yet many feel wallet pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 rese... Read the rest of this entry »
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