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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Smuggler's faulty maneuver turned would-be rescue into worst Mediterranean shipwreck in memory Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler's boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out....
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: ___ PENSION PUZZLE Philadelphia's ravenous pension fund will be the next mayor's greatest financial challenge. It eats an increasing portion of the city...
  • White House calls Grassley comments on Lynch 'duplicitous'

    The White House used unusually scornful language Thursday to decry Republican delays in the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, calling comments by a top Senate Republican "duplicitous." White House spokesman Josh Earnest criticized...
  • US Senate veterans panel to review pricey Denver hospital

    The U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a hearing in Colorado next week to scrutinize the bungled VA hospital project and visit the construction site. The hearing will be held April 24 in suburban Aurora, where the hospital is being built,...
  • Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott oppose death tax repeal

    Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott oppose death tax repeal
    Death and taxes are certain, the old saying goes. So was the House of Representative's push to repeal the federal levy on large estates — the "death tax" as opponents call it. But just because passage of a bill is certain, it doesn't necessarily...
  • Tax day just yields more cash for the government to waste

    Tax day just yields more cash for the government to waste
    The White House marked Tax Day on Wednesday by reminding taxpayers to go online and use a "taxpayer receipt calculator" to see where their federal tax dollars are going. "From funding for our schools to funding for our veterans, it's important to know...
  • Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

    Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?
    Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill. Q: Who is he? A: Doug Hughes, 61, delivers the U.S. mail...
  • Slim fundraising tally for Joe Sestak in U.S. Senate challenge

    Democrat Joe Sestak raised $312,000 during the first three months of the year, a slim haul as he attempts to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. With those contributions, Sestak had $1.7 million on hand at the end of March. Toomey's latest...
  • How Sen. Corker became Mr. Fix-It and forged deal on Iran

    WASHINGTON Fighting to get Congress a voice on an Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Bob Corker found himself in an increasingly familiar spot in the thick of a difficult situation. And loving it. "I do enjoy it because I enjoy us doing things that are going to...
  • NC House initially OKs making judicial races partisan again

    Elections for North Carolina appellate court judgeships have been officially nonpartisan since 2004, but Republicans are trying again to shift them back to partisan races. The House tentatively agreed Thursday to legislation to require state Supreme...
  • House passes bill to repeal estate tax

    The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances. Republicans refer to it as the "death tax." They say it prevents small business owners and family farmers from passing businesses...