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  • With shutdown deadline looming, 5 things to watch as Congress returns

    With shutdown deadline looming, 5 things to watch as Congress returns
      Congress returns Monday from its long summer break as the U.S. faces heightened terrorist threats abroad and unresolved policy issues at home. But most lawmakers appear poised to handle only the most basic business of government before returning...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • New York may regulate costumed characters after unseemly incidents

    New York may regulate costumed characters after unseemly incidents
    These are tough times for Batman in Gotham City. His fellow comic book characters hustling for tips in Times Square are giving superheroes a bad name. Spider-Man even punched out a cop last week. And there's a new mayor with an attitude that does...
  • Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election. In one ruling, the court upheld...
  • Border crisis: U.S. targets money launderers to track child smugglers

    Border crisis: U.S. targets money launderers to track child smugglers
    The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States. Agents from the Department of...
  • 'Tornadoes of fire' leave small Washington town reeling

    'Tornadoes of fire' leave small Washington town reeling
    Smoke hung like a cataract obscuring the pale-blue sky. It was hard to breathe Monday, hard to see, hard to envision a workable way forward. Late last week, a wind-whipped wildfire raced at speeds of as much as an acre a second over a nearby ridge and...
  • School districts near Ferguson, Mo., also struggle with racial divide

    The gym at Francis Howell Central High School was filled to capacity for a town hall meeting last summer with parents, students and faculty. They were black and white, some affluent and others poor, but all of the 2,500 people assembled that muggy...
  • Amid Ferguson unrest, Antonio French finds a national following

    Antonio French sat in the front passenger seat of an air-conditioned sedan parked behind vandalized and boarded-up Red's BBQ on West Florissant Avenue, scrolling through his iPhone, reading a barrage of tweets, emails and text messages. Nods of...
  • Rick Perry courts New Hampshire for possible 2016 presidential run

    After admiring the glazed pig turning on the spit at the "Defend Freedom" pork roast, Rick Perry was striding toward the stage when a master carver in an apron chased after him. "I'm a Perry guy now," Ed Naile of Deerfield quickly told Perry's New...
  • Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery

    A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam. The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium,...
  • Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings

    Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings
    Tyrus Murray was 13 years old when her father, Earl Murray, and his friend Ronald Beasley died in a hail of gunfire during a drug bust gone awry. Both men were black, and neither was armed. Their shooters were white law enforcement officers, and neither...