Politics

Congress Casts a Coy Vote on ISIS War

The House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants last week, but the go-ahead is good for less than three months.


Whistleblower to Get $30 Million From SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key information that led to an enforcement action in a fraud case.


Perry Wants to Skip Court for Foreign Trip

Perry's defense team asked a judge to excuse the governor from a hearing scheduled for Oct. 13 due to "long-standing plans to be in Europe" for an Oct. 12-19 tour to encourage foreign investment in Texas.


1.3 Million Schoolchildren Are Homeless in U.S.

The number of homeless school children in U.S. schools rose by 8 percent from the previous school year, the Education Department reported Monday.


Kissing Congressman Features Wife in Campaign Ad

Vance McAllister, the Louisiana congressman whose re-election is threatened by a cheating scandal, is putting his marriage front and center in the campaign.


U.N. Endorses Rights of Indigenous Peoples

he Outcome Document was endorsed by consensus at the start of the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Iran Digs in on Underground Nuclear Site

Tehran is again rejecting U.S. demands it repurpose an underground uranium enrichment site after what it says are Israeli threats from the air to another enrichment plant, diplomats said Monday.


Federal Probe Finds Christie Did Not Order 'Bridgegate'

Federal prosecutors have found no evidence New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was directly involved in what became known as the "Bridgegate" scandal, a news report said.


Intruder Gets into White House

The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.


Women Key to Democratic Party: Clinton

The November elections will offer a clear choice for female voters on economic issues, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday, pointing to Democratic women as the key to the party's future.


U.S. Chamber Caught Up in Tax Inversion Question

In defending corporations that take advantage of tax breaks around the globe, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has found itself in the middle of another controversy.


Feds Won't Say How Many Border Crossers Jailed

Federal officials who oversee a program that guarantees jail time for immigrants caught crossing the border illegally have refused to provide information about the program's status in Yuma, Ariz.


Christie Didn't Order Bridge Shut Down, Feds Say

Federal prosecutors have found no evidence New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was directly involved in what became known as the "Bridgegate" scandal, a news report said.


Climate Crisis Could Become Norm in U.S.

Floods, tsunamis, hurricanes and drought could become the norm in the mainland U.S., Hispanic climate activists are warning.


Scotland Says No. Next up, Catalonia

Scotland's decision to stay within the U.K. cost separatists across Europe some momentum, but the regional parliament in Spain's Catalonia was still expected to grant an OK for a secession referendum.


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