By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain is dropping his threat to block Gen. Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
But the Arizona Republican delivered a harsh critique Tuesday of Dempsey's assessment of
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's newest picks for the National Labor Relations Board sought to assure Senate lawmakers Tuesday that they can be fair and impartial in resolving business-labor disputes, despite backgrounds that include advocating for
By DINA CAPPIELLOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed itself and kept in place.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington rejected arguments that the ozone standard for
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is urging Congress to pass a bipartisan compromise on student loans that would offer lower interest rates for the next few years.
The White House on Tuesday released a statement urging swift passage of the deal, negotiated over the last few weeks by Democratic Sen
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration violated its duty by allowing a misbranded and unapproved new drug to be imported for use in executions by lethal injection.
The three-judge panel affirmed a lower
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers threatened Afghanistan on Tuesday with severe cuts in foreign aid if President Hamid Karzai's government institutes an exit tax on American military equipment, food supplies and other goods as the United States pulls most of its
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Associated
By PHILLIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills, according to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae.
Since the recession, more college-
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House senior adviser is accusing the House GOP of "cruel hypocrisy" for contemplating legal status for unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children - without also legalizing their parents.
Dan Pfeiffer (FI'-fer) says over
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal investigators are expected to make new school bus safety recommendations based on fatal accidents in New Jersey and Florida last year.
The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to consider a report on the probable cause of an