WASHINGTON — Years late, the Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in all new cars and many light trucks — an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.
WASHINGTON — Calling Caterpillar Inc., a member of the “corporate profit-shifting club,” Sen. Carl Levin accused the manufacturing giant Tuesday of employing an aggressive tax strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes.
TRENTON, N.J. — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has spent the past few days putting down traffic cones to separate himself from scandal. The usually garrulous governor and possible 2016 presidential contender had avoided news conferences and interviews for more than two months until Thursday, the day a report he commissioned cleared him of any involvement in the politically motivated plot to create huge traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge last year.
WASHINGTON — As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical problems could be denied coverage.
California lawmaker involved in Chinatown investigation.
DETROIT (AP) — The families of Detroit’s Brightmoor area are delighted that the day is finally approaching when bulldozers will arrive to level more of their neighborhood. After that, their community’s future will be like the cleared landscape — a blank canvas.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his successors would see their ability to designate new national monuments limited under a bill approved Wednesday by the House.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to avoid sending thousands away empty-handed, the Obama administration has announced that people who started applying for health insurance but aren’t able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Spending by gamblers slowed at U.S. Indian casinos in 2012, as revenue growth fell behind non-tribal casinos for the first time in nearly two decades, according to a report released Wednesday.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With no sign of Russia abandoning the Crimean Peninsula, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he’s concerned that Moscow will move deeper into Ukraine and warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that that would be a bad choice.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed divided Tuesday over whether employers’ religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they provide coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.
WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. — Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned to settle the area after a forced march to an eastern New Mexico internment camp. Slowly, the Navajo families left Wupatki National Monument too, either voluntarily or under pressure by the National Park Service, which sought to eliminate private use of the public land it managed. Only one Navajo woman remains.
NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old bypassed “inattentive” security in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said Thursday.
ROSELAND, N.J. — The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking for privacy.
WASHINGTON— With prospects for real immigration reform fading, President Barack Obama is yielding to pressure from some of his staunchest allies and looking for ways to act without Congress to ease the suffering caused by deportation.
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