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  • Senate clears debt ceiling bill in dramatic vote

    WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest led by tea party...
  • Former PIMCO executive running for governor

    Former PIMCO executive running for governor
    Neel Kashkari recently hit a campaign milestone: raising $1 million in his bid for governor. That may fall short of the $17 million an undeclared Gov. Jerry Brown had amassed by Jan. 31, but the 40-year-old Laguna Beach Republican is hoping voters...
  • Obama issues guidelines for banks on funds from legal marijuana sales

    Obama issues guidelines for banks on funds from legal marijuana sales
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration issued guidance to prosecutors and banks Friday meant to make it easier for legal marijuana sellers to open bank accounts. But the guidance fell short of giving banks carte blanche to get involved in a...
  • The wrong way to fix Obamacare

    The wrong way to fix Obamacare
    The sprawling 2010 Affordable Care Act has proved so hard to implement that the Obama administration has delayed or waived multiple provisions of the law in the hope of avoiding even more breakdowns and confusion. Last week the administration put off...
  • Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP

    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...
  • What could happen if the U.S. defaults?

    What could happen if the U.S. defaults?
    NEW YORK – The prospect of a U.S. debt default has unnerved investors, corporate executives and foreign leaders. What's so troubling about Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by Thursday? Here are basic facts about the debt...
  • More legal trouble for Affordable Care Act

    WASHINGTON— If computer glitches are not enough of a problem, President Obama's healthcare law also has a legal glitch that critics say could cause it to unravel in more than half the nation. The Affordable Care Act proposes to make health...
  • Convicted killer of DEA's 'Kiki' Camarena freed from Mexican prison

    MEXICO CITY -- Notorious drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, convicted in the 1985 kidnap and murder of an American narcotics agent, was freed from prison Friday after serving 28 years for a crime that vexed U.S.-Mexican relations for decades. Special Agent...
  • Michael Young will have reduced role with Dodgers

    Michael Young will have reduced role with Dodgers
    When Michael Young joins the Dodgers on Monday, he will pursue his first World Series championship ring from a new vantage point. Young, 36, is a 14-year veteran and seven-time All-Star. For the first time in his career, he will not be a regular....
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
  • DEA agent 'Kiki' Camarena's Mexico slaying called a game changer

    DEA agent 'Kiki' Camarena's Mexico slaying called a game changer
    MEXICO CITY -- The former boss of slain DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena says the 1985 killing was a game changer, both in how the U.S. worked with Mexico on narcotics enforcement and how the traffickers themselves operated. James...