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  • U.S. judge appoints lead counsel for GM ignition-switch cases

    (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors have learned that lawyers for General Motors Co were present at key meetings during which information about problems with some of its vehicles were discussed, a source close to the investigation said. The...
  • Our primary picks for Congress: Editorial

    Our primary picks for Congress: Editorial
    It's hard, but not impossible, for a challenger to knock out a sitting member of Congress. Four of Florida's U.S. representatives lost their seats two years ago. Another set of challengers has taken aim at incumbents this year. It's still not clear what...
  • Ann McFeatters: Commercial drones coming to skies near you!

    WASHINGTON Oh no! The United States is falling behind in yet another big area � commercial use of drones. (Those things that buzz around and gather information and drop bombs overseas but don't yet deliver Amazon packages.) Although drones seem to...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Texas and North Carolina push back on voter rights

    It's August, and most of the federal government is on vacation. Members of Congress are on their annual August state or district "work period," President Barack Obama is at Martha's Vineyard, and the Supreme Court is off until early October. But not all...
  • Rand Paul heading to Guatemala to do eye surgeries

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is just back from barnstorming Iowa, home of the earliest presidential caucus, and he's heading next to eat barbecue in South Carolina, the first voting state in Dixie and a critical stop for Republicans who aspire to the...
  • The challenge for political challengers: Being heard

    The challenge for political challengers: Being heard
    David Smith had a simple, if optimistic, goal. He had served his country in the armed forces. Now he wanted to serve in Washington. So Smith, a retired Marine colonel from Winter Springs, decided to launch a campaign for Congress, taking on John...
  • A Bleak View Of NCAA's Future

    A Bleak View Of NCAA's Future
    Walter Harrison, a serious man of letters, is not without that most important of qualities: A dry sense of humor. "So you want to check in with the wrong side of history," the University of Hartford president said after picking up the phone the other...
  • Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

    WASHINGTON For many Americans, checking the right box on the U.S. Census form is a reflexive gesture, whether it's marking "black," "white," "Hispanic," "Asian," "American Indian" or all of the above. But for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African...
  • Ten Takeaways From The Primaries

    Ten takeaways from last week's primaries: If Connecticut insists on holding primaries in August they should put the voting booths on the beach. Another options would be to tie it to the Major League Baseball All-Star balloting. Don't want to say the...
  • Plot to kill former Yemeni president with bomb in tunnel under compound foiled -aide

    SANAA (Reuters) - An aide to Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Thursday his security team had uncovered a plot to kill him with explosives planted in a tunnel running to a mosque inside his residential compound in Sanaa. Yemen's...
  • Missouri governor emphasizes federal investigation into shooting death

    WASHINGTON Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, in television appearances Sunday, repeatedly emphasized the role of the federal investigation over the local one in the shooting death of Michael Brown. He said St. Louis County, Mo., Prosecuting Attorney Robert...
  • After White House face time, Obama plans return to vacation spot

    President Obama plans a late-afternoon return to the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday, heading back to vacation after a short trip to the White House for a little office face time. Obama’s decision before vacation to schedule...