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  • POLITICS

    Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

    The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.

  • POLITICS

    Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire...

  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    APNewsBreak: BofA reaches $17B settlement with US

    Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

  • POLITICS

    AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

    At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated...

  • POLITICS

    McConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum

    What was supposed to be a forum on agriculture turned into a political slugfest as the candidates in a key Senate race traded blows on everything from attendance in committee meetings to allegations of improper campaign finance.

  • POLITICS

    High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia.

  • POLITICS

    Christie stumps for Kansas counterpart Brownback

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie praised Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's leadership during a Wednesday stopover in the Midwest, hoping to give his fellow Republican a boost in the polls amid Brownback's tougher-than-expected race against Democrat Paul Davis.

  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    Some Fed officials want to slow economic help soon

    Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates.

  • POLITICS

    US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive...

  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

    Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his approach with barely...

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