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AP News - 7 minutes ago

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen.< ...more

AP News - 8 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the surge of ...more

AP News - 10 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. The House approved ...more

AP News - 13 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money.The White House says Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring contractors to divulge a ...more

AP News - 18 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.While the administr ...more

AP News - 42 minutes ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Eleven biofuel plants dot the vast expanse of western and central Kansas, where farm fields stretch to the horizon and corn and sorghum are the backbone of the rural economy.So when the Republican congressman who represents ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Sarah Marsh BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after hopes for a midnight deal with holdout creditors were dashed, setting up stock and bond prices for declines on Thursday and raising chances a re ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Siemens warned on Thursday that its energy business faced challenges in the coming quarters as it reported quarterly core profit that fell short of expectations. In the three months through June, operating prof ...more

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal employee who managed operations at the building bombed in Oklahoma City in 1995 is set to testify about surveillance cameras as the FBI attempts to show there are no unreleased videos of the attack.FBI attorneys p ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Seattle audio and video technician Todd Mueller showed up last year for what might have been a routine job except for one thing: Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O> was taking notes. As he mounted a fl ...more