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  • German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'

    German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'
    The mystery surrounding this week's crash of a German airliner into the French Alps deepened Wednesday with a report suggesting the pilot may have been locked out of the cockpit before the crash. UPDATE: French prosecutor says Germanwings copilot...
  • Steel executives ask Congress to help industry fend off imports

    WASHINGTON The chief executive officer of Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor joined other leading steelmakers on Thursday warning members of Congress about the dangers of foreign steel flooding U.S. markets. John Ferriola told members of the bipartisan...
  • House passes Medicare bill to help doctors, children

    WASHINGTON In a rare display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a Medicare overhaul bill that shields doctors from pay cuts and extends a children's health insurance program. The 392-37 vote represented...
  • Appeals court dismisses charges against Argentine president

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentine appeals court on Thursday dismissed charges against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman over an alleged cover-up linked to a deadly 1994 terrorist attack. The...
  • Calls for a constitutional convention are reckless

    Calls for a constitutional convention are reckless
    There's a right way and a wrong way to amend the United States Constitution, and far too many current state legislators are trying to do it the wrong way: by attempting to call our first constitutional convention since 1787. Amending the Constitution is...
  • Hogan's Maryland: open for big business

    Hogan's Maryland: open for big business
    Driving home to Baltimore from a meeting with a potential new customer one cold February afternoon, my wife and I chuckled when we crossed the state border. In addition to "Maryland Welcomes You," our state's "Enjoy Your Visit!" sign on Route 15 now read,...
  • The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge?

    WASHINGTON The 2016 Republican presidential candidates figure that to win the party's nomination, they have to get cozy with hard-core conservatives. But to win the general election, they have to move away from that same constituency. It's a quadrennial...
  • US general: No decision to shield US-trained rebels in Syria

    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says he'd like his forces to protect the Syrian rebels the U.S. is training to fight the Islamic State group. But, Gen. Lloyd Austin told Congress Thursday, he's waiting for the White House to respond to his...
  • FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

    Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. The Food and Drug Administration says that it will hold...
  • 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...
  • House speaker invites Japanese leader to address Congress

    House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) is inviting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHEEN-zoh AH-bay) to address a joint meeting of Congress next month. The Ohio Republican announced Thursday that Abe — who will be the first Japanese leader to...