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US criticized over response to Indonesia attacks
The U.S. expressed concern Thursday over increased attacks on religious minorities in Indonesia, but human rights groups accused Washington of downplaying the...
Obama sees narrower terror threat, defends drones
President Barack Obama sought Thursday to advance the U.S. beyond the unrelenting war effort of the past dozen years, defining a narrowing terror threat that...
Senate votes to cut crop insurance aid for wealthy
The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.
Muslim hard-liners ID suspect in London attack
A man seen with bloody hands wielding a butcher knife after the killing of a British soldier on the streets of London was described as a convert to Islam who...
House backs variable rate student loans
Dismissing a veto threat from President Barack Obama, lawmakers in the House passed legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the...
WHO: Scientific red tape mars efforts vs. virus
International efforts to combat a new pneumonia-like virus that has now killed 22 people are being slowed by unclear rules and competition for the potentially...
ECB's Draghi: 'Imperative' to set up new bank body
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said it was "imperative" that Europe's leaders create a new agency with powers to restructure busted banks in...
Obama increases fed share of Sandy relief for NY
President Barack Obama is providing more Hurricane Sandy disaster relief to New York, increasing the share of public assistance that the government will pay...
Why worry? Less aid by Fed would point to recovery
Investors have grown nervous that the Federal Reserve will scale back its efforts to boost the U.S. economy sooner than many expected.
Wyden: FracFocus a 'constructive' tool on drilling
A website partially funded by the oil and gas industry could be a "constructive" tool for federal regulators as they consider requiring public disclosure of...
House immigration group resolves dispute
House members writing a bipartisan immigration bill said Thursday they had patched over a dispute that threatened their efforts, even as they and the rest of...
Senate confirms Obama nominee to key appeals court
After five years of trying, President Barack Obama has placed his first nominee on a key appeals court in Washington.
Brazil police arrest 9 for abusing Indian girls
Brazil's Federal Police say nine people have been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing Indians girls in the northern state of Amazonas.
Obama: Policy in leaks investigations under review
President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Justice Department will review the policy under which it obtains journalists' records in investigations of the...
Smooth confirmation hearing for Pritzker
President Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary was questioned briefly about her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed in 2001 and her role as...