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  • Series of small quakes in north Texas rattle residents

    Series of small quakes in north Texas rattle residents
    For the second day, a flurry of tiny earthquakes rattled northern Texas, prompting calls to police, public service announcements of safety tips and tongue-in-cheek photos of fallen water bottles. The quakes, which would hardly raise an eyebrow in...
  • President Obama pitches free community college plan at Tennessee school

    President Obama traveled to this Southern city Friday to sell his new proposal for making community college as widely available as high school, the culmination of a tour outside Washington to promote policy initiatives aimed at the middle class. In...
  • GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing

    GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing
    The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report concluded that there was no wrongdoing by Obama administration...
  • Congress negotiators agree on spending bill to avoid shutdown

    Pushing a tight deadline to prevent a federal shutdown, negotiators in Congress reached agreement late Tuesday on a $1-trillion bill to fund the government — but not before stuffing it with extras that drew deep opposition from both parties....
  • Senate report says CIA torture methods yielded no useful intelligence

    The CIA's brutal interrogations of terrorism suspects from 2002 to 2008 led to false confessions and fabricated information, produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks and were so badly run that the CIA lost track of captives,...
  • Republicans criticize torture report, defend CIA but not its methods

    Republicans criticize torture report, defend CIA but not its methods
    A Democratic-led panel's explosive report detailing abuses in post-Sept. 11 intelligence gathering met with an uneasy and uneven response Tuesday from Republicans, who alternately questioned its accuracy, warned of a potential international backlash or...
  • Spending bill's campaign finance provision puts more money in politics

    A proposal hammered out in private by congressional negotiators and buried at the end of a massive federal spending bill would dismantle some of the few remaining restrictions on campaign spending, allowing wealthy donors to dramatically increase their...
  • Speed limits increasing on U.S. highways – along with safety concerns

    This eye-blink town along I-15 isn't much of a destination, really, despite its views of southern Utah's gleaming red-rock hills. But for tourists, truckers and other road warriors, it's a threshold to bigger thrills along the asphalt highway. Heading...
  • New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail

    New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail
    The Justice Department is considering offering New York Times reporter James Risen a deal that could enable him to avoid jail time over refusing to testify in a national security investigation and save face for prosecutors under increasing pressure for...
  • Police wrestle with definition of chokehold

    Weeks after New York police placed Eric Garner in an apparent chokehold and he died after gasping, "I can't breathe," sheriff's deputies in King County, Wash., began training to use a "lateral vascular neck restraint." The Sheriff's Office described the...
  • Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case

    Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case
    Seven Orthodox Jewish groups, a Muslim civil rights organization and a public interest law firm supporting religious freedom filed briefs this week with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Muslim teenager who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch...