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  • 'It's too early to tell' -- Will the new Cuba policy work?

    Welcome to Washington and Bienvenida a la Habana! The door has creaked open to renewed diplomatic and maybe commercial relations between the Colossus of the North and one of the few remaining Communist tyrannies this side of Beijing -- and hope and...
  • US exits Ally Financial investment, auto bailout

    DETROIT The U.S. Treasury sold its remaining shares of Ally Financial Thursday night and Friday morning, cutting the last financial cord from the auto industry bailout following the 2008 financial crisis. The Treasury, which provided $17.2 billion in...
  • Deutch vows to fight for undocumented kids

    Deutch vows to fight for undocumented kids
    A local congressman is calling for legislation to ease the plight of thousands of undocumented children from Central America who arrived in South Florida this year. U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, says the children should be entitled to legal...
  • On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'

    On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'
     Upon release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the George W. Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured al-Qaida suspects, two prominent American figures stoutly defended the practice -- former Vice...
  • U.S. to sell final $1.25 billion shares of Ally Financial from bailout

    The U.S. Treasury Department will sell its remaining 54.9 million shares of Ally Financial Inc acquired under the government's bailout of the auto lender, Ally said on Thursday. The stake is worth about $1.25 billion, based on Ally's Thursday closing...
  • Not profiling people is foolish and dangerous

    Not profiling people is foolish and dangerous
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has promised a campaign to end profiling "once and for all." This despite the fact that, as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently pointed out, blacks account for a highly disproportionate amount of crime....
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev appeared in U.S. court Thursday for the first time in a year and a half as a federal judge held a final hearing to discuss last-minute issues before the trial begins Jan. 5. For the second time,...
  • Feds sign off on PPL's Talen spinoff, with conditions

    Feds sign off on PPL's Talen spinoff, with conditions
    Federal regulators granted conditional approval Thursday to PPL Corp.'s plan to spin off its power plants and energy-marketing business and combine it with New York-based power generator Riverstone Holdings, to form a new entity called Talen Energy....
  • Transgender workers get civil rights protections, Justice Department says

    Employment discrimination based on gender identity is forbidden under the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday, announcing a change in the way it will litigate claims. The department will no longer take the position that the...
  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • U.S. joins lawsuit to force reforms at New York's Rikers Island jail

    Inmate A was kicked in the face and ribs and had Mace spritzed in his eyes. Inmate B was pummeled in the head. Inmate C suffered a broken nose, and Inmate D sustained a skull fracture. All four were between the ages of 16 and 18, and on Thursday, the...