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  • Ebola scare is the latest issue to cloud midterm election debate

    Fears that the West Africa Ebola outbreak could spread more widely in America have roiled a midterm election campaign that's already taken numerous unexpected detours, putting candidates in a reactive mode at a time when they had hoped to deliver their...
  • GM's top lawyer, hammered during recall hearing in Congress, to retire

    DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co's top lawyer will retire early next year, months after his department was heavily criticized for how it handled the automaker's defective ignition switch that has been linked to at least 27 deaths. Michael Millikin,...
  • As Clean Water Act ages, Washington state groups spar over its meaning

    WASHINGTON The nation's primary law to keep its waters clean has a birthday Saturday but any celebration will have to compete with a contentious battle over what the law actually means. At issue is a proposal intended to clarify what waterways are and...
  • At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen

    At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top...
  • 6 ways to avoid being stupid about Ebola

    Ebola fever in the United States -- the social, not the medical, phenomenon -- is moving toward a climax. Nearly two-thirds of respondents in a fresh Washington Post-ABC News poll said they're "concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic in the United...
  • Exclusive: Fed considers using bank stress tests for crisis prevention

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is considering turning its annual health check for big banks into one of the tools it could use to prevent a build up of excessive financial risks. If deployed, the modified tests could force banks to retain...
  • Senate's inquiry into CIA torture sidesteps blaming Bush, aides

    WASHINGTON A soon-to-be released Senate report on the CIA doesn't assess the responsibility of former President George W. Bush or his top aides for any of the abuses of the agency's detention and interrogation program, avoiding a full public accounting of...
  • Nonpartisan government serves us well: My Word

    Nonpartisan government serves us well: My Word
    How many people in Orange County woke up this morning and thought, "I wish our county government worked more like Congress and the White House"? Or, "I wish our local elected officials would bicker, rack up deficits and raise taxes like the folks in...
  • Experts try to tamp fears of airline Ebola risk

    WASHINGTON Video cameras at Liberia's Monrovia airport showed Patrick Sawyer lying on his stomach to ease his discomfort on July 23 before he boarded the first of two flights that would carry him and the deadly Ebola virus to Nigeria. Sawyer, a Liberian-...
  • Obama authorizes military reservists for Ebola mission in Africa

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama authorized the use of American military reservists on Thursday to support humanitarian aid efforts against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In a letter to leaders of the U.S. Congress, Obama said he had...
  • Fundraising of two GOP candidates in open House seats varies widely

    Fundraising of two GOP candidates in open House seats varies widely
    Paul Chabot and Elan S. Carr have some things in common. Both are Republicans and first-time candidates, running this fall for open seats in Congress.  Both are military veterans and they have the same campaign strategist. But they differ sharply in...