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  • White House seeks tech-savvy 'innovation fellows'

    White House seeks tech-savvy 'innovation fellows'
    The White House is recruiting its fourth class of tech-savvy fellows to spend a year working on ways to improve government services. The next group of Presidential Innovation Fellows is to be presented with challenges such as improving access to...
  • US-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech

    US-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech
    Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu's GOP-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world powers of rolling over to allow Tehran to develop...
  • Warriors' Stephen Curry meets President Obama

    WASHINGTON Stephen Curry met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Wednesday for a private conversation. Curry brought up how the commander in chief once said the Warriors guard was the best shooter he had ever seen. "I appreciate the shout-out,"...
  • White House threatens veto of bill to overhaul education law

    The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort "a significant step backwards." The veto threat came as lawmakers began debate on the measure in the House. A...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear negotiations Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Iran could get in a deal being negotiated to...
  • U.S., Israel trade jabs over Netanyahu's 'destructive' speech

    U.S., Israel trade jabs over Netanyahu's 'destructive' speech
    Tension between Israel and the U.S. escalated sharply Wednesday as senior Obama administration officials publicly admonished Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for accepting an invitation to address Congress two weeks before Israeli elections and...
  • Netanyahu turns down invite to meet with Senate Democrats

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday turned down an invitation to meet privately with Senate Democrats next week during his visit to Washington, saying the session "could compound the misperception of partisanship" surrounding his trip....
  • Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for U.S. Senate

    Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for U.S. Senate
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Tuesday that he would not enter the race for Barbara Boxer’s seat in the U.S. Senate, leaving state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris as the only major candidate. "I am humbled by the encouragement I'...
  • McConnell offers plan to keep DHS open, still protest Obama actions

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a two-step plan Tuesday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which runs out of money Friday if Congress fails to act. McConnell, R-Ky., said he's willing to hold...
  • Who is Susan Sher? Head of U. of C. Obama library bid, mom of Oscar winner

     Who is Susan Sher? Head of U. of C. Obama library bid, mom of Oscar winner
    Susan Sher was at her son Graham Moore's side in Los Angeles over the weekend, beaming as he won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. Next month, Sher will be after a prize of her own. As senior adviser to University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer,...
  • Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

    Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate...