WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday that the House will vote this week to increase in the government’s borrowing cap without any add-ons demanded by Republicans.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Huge messages left in the snow on the frozen Mississippi River are giving patients at St. Cloud Hospital a lift.
Weak reports on jobs raise doubts about 2014 growth
HARTFORD, Conn. — As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.
About 15 percent of farm bill money goes to farmers
Sen. Ron Wyden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday his first priority in the job will be overhauling the nation’s tax system, which he called a “dysfunctional, rotten mess.” In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Wyden said he was inspired by the bipartisan income tax changes of 1986, when former Oregon Republican Sen. Bob Packwood was Senate Finance chairman and Ronald Reagan was president.
Confidence was key, says Frederickson
WASHINGTON — Large food companies are trying to head off state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide.
WASHINGTON — Labor regulators are trying once again to streamline the process in which workers decide whether to join labor unions, a move sure to reignite the bitter debate between union advocates and employers that seek to discourage workers from unionizing.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists’ lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation’s cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C.
About one-fifth of naval nuclear trainers are subject
PETERSBURG, Ky. — True to his passionate and animated TV persona, “Science Guy” Bill Nye tapped on the podium, threw up his hands and noted that science shows the Earth is “billions and billions” of years old in a debate at a Kentucky museum known for teaching that the planet’s age is only 6,000.
WASHINGTON — Banks and big retailers are locked in a debate over the breach of consumer data that gripped Target Corp. during the holiday season. At issue: Which industry bears more responsibility for protecting consumers’ personal information?
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stanley Gilliland captured history in a bottle.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A friendly Super Bowl bet between the Seattle and Denver mayors is causing a stir in New Mexico.
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