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  • Outside construction expert joins probe of VA hospital cost

    The Veterans Affairs Department investigation into massive cost overruns at its Denver hospital finally has an outside construction expert — more than seven weeks after the department said it requested the help from the Navy, officials said...
  • Recall lawsuits, costs, probes still haunt General Motors

    Recall lawsuits, costs, probes still haunt General Motors
    Issues surrounding General Motors Co.'s recall of 36 million vehicles worldwide last year for safety issues continue to haunt the company. Here are by-the-numbers details of the recall problems, including new information filed Thursday in GM's first-...
  • Why Washington is broken: Partisan legislation to authorize American research is the wrong approach

    We've heard it for several years now: Washington is broken. Progress has ground to a halt due to partisan politics. Partisanship dominates the headlines for many of the issues that come before Congress, be it immigration, tax reform, gun control or...
  • US judge: Riverbed property rights next in Alcoa dams fight

    A federal judge ruled this week that boats could not navigate North Carolina's second-largest river system at the time of American independence, a decision that helps Alcoa Inc. as it tries to prove it owns the riverbed on which some valuable...
  • Republicans won't challenge Cuba's removal from terrorism list

    MIAMI Republicans say they will not mount a challenge to President Barack Obama's plan to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., met with congressional colleagues last week to map strategy to...
  • Not so fast on the Trans-Pacific trade deal

    Not so fast on the Trans-Pacific trade deal
    I am shocked by The Sun's reckless recommendation that Congress abandon its constitutional responsibility for regulating commerce with foreign nations. Granting President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership would be...
  • Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction overturned

    Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction overturned
    A federal appeals court Wednesday overturned former San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds' felony conviction for obstructing justice, leaving the federal government without a single conviction after a years-long and multimillion-dollar effort to prosecute the...
  • Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

    The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama's health law. For those who weren't disconnected, only...
  • Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

    The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee. The vote was 99-0 to...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Friends of man who died after Baltimore police arrest say case reflects neighborhood reality Slight and slender at just 5-feet 8-inches and 145 pounds, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was a warm, funny, generous figure in Baltimore's predominantly poor and...
  • Governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks

    Gov. Bill Walker is suggesting that legislators, many of whom are in a holding pattern while budget talks are underway, take up a handful of bills while in extended session. In a letter to legislative leaders Wednesday, Walker said that while the...