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  • Trade deal would let companies sue governments, WikiLeaks says

    Companies would be able to sue foreign governments that seize or significantly damage their business, under the terms of a trade pact being negotiated by the U.S. and 11 other countries, according to a classified document. The procedure contained in...
  • Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that...
  • Congressman: Cancel VA bonuses, use them for Denver hospital

    Congress should cancel all VA employee bonuses and use the money to finish the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman said Thursday. Coffman and other lawmakers are angry that the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded...
  • Microsoft wants US suppliers to give employees paid time off

    Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off — but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft. Microsoft said it has about 2,000 U.S. suppliers, who provide services such as...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison for halfway house: 'He'll do well'

    Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison for halfway house: 'He'll do well'
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama prison early Thursday after serving a year and a half for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on furs, vacations and other luxury items. The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said the family was...
  • Kasich seeks support for balanced budget amendment in Maine

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined Maine Gov. Paul LePage and lawmakers Thursday at the Statehouse, where he urged them to support his effort to force the federal government to balance its budget. Kasich wants Maine to join 27 states that have approved...
  • Schock says he leaves Congress with sadness, humility

    Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock said Thursday he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility and vowed to work "tirelessly" to make amends to constituents and others he has let down. In a farewell speech, the Illinois Republican said his departure from...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    German co-pilot locks cockpit, deliberately slams plane into Alps; investigators study why Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and...
  • Struggling steel industry asks Congress for help

    Struggling steel industry asks Congress for help
    CEOs for the country's largest steel companies told the Congressional Steel Caucus Thursday that the government needs to take a three-pronged approach to save the industry from illegal trade practices -- improve its trade policies, invest in the workforce...
  • Obama defends consumer agency as it unveils controversial payday loan rules

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. President Barack Obama leaped to the defense of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday as the beleaguered federal watchdog agency unveiled proposed federal regulations to rein in payday lending. The proposed rules...
  • Indiana religious objections bill signed as dispute swirls

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay...