| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A federal safety agency reported Tuesday that operational blunders and lax policies at Metro-North were at least partly to blame for the crashes that killed two workers and four passengers and injured 126 riders last year and this spring.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joins her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the Nov. 4 midterm congressional elections, she is taking a page from the comeback playbook of another one-time...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:20 AM
For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
So who lost Iraq?
The blame game mostly fingers incompetent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Or is Barack Obama culpable for pulling out all American troops monitoring the success of the 2007-08 surge?
Some still blame George W. Bush for going into...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The broadcast lobby is fighting a legislative effort that would allow cable customers to pick and choose which over-the-air stations they want as part of their subscriptions.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
A former Leesburg police officer acquitted last week of sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman said he thought the "justice system came through correctly this time."
But the alleged sexual-assault victim thinks otherwise. And she is fighting back.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In her bid for a West Virginia Senate seat, Democrat Natalie Tennant is steering clear of President Obama, worried that his tough environmental policies and unpopularity in coal country might hurt her chances in November.
But at a recent fundraiser in...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:39 PM
A pair of state lawmakers and a bank-regulator-turned-rancher are set to square off Saturday in a special nominating convention to replace embattled U.S. Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) as the party's nominee this November.
The convention comes after Walsh ...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 12:29 PM
For Montana Democratic state Rep. Amanda Curtis, victory this November in her state's U.S. Senate race will be a difficult task.
The first-term state lawmaker from the mountain town of Butte was selected Saturday by state Democrats as the party's...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Montana Democrat John Walsh dropped his bid to retain his U.S. Senate seat on Thursday, saying recent plagiarism allegations had proved too much of a distraction.
Walsh, a decorated Iraq war veteran, is under investigation for copying much of a paper...