WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators has proposed an overhaul to the housing finance system that shifts more mortgage and credit risk to the private sector and gradually dissolves Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two
NEW YORK (AP) — Television hasn’t hit its summer doldrums yet. Between a mysterious dome, a high-wire act and climaxes to the NBA season and “The Voice” singing competition, viewers are finding reasons to tune in.
President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan Tuesday to combat climate change and prepare the U.S. and other nations for its effects. Some highlights of the president’s plan:
— Issue a presidential memorandum to launch the
Milestones in capital punishment in Texas:
1819 — George Brown is first person executed in Texas, by hanging.
1863 — Chipita Rodriguez is first woman executed in Texas, by hanging.
1923 — Lee Nathan becomes the last of
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine Democratic senators are urging President Barack Obama to suspend trade privileges for Bangladesh until it improves worker safety.
The president is expected by month’s end to decide whether to curtail duty-free access for the
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says lax oversight by the Internal Revenue Service allowed workers to use agency credit cards to buy wine for an expensive luncheon and, in one case, romance novels, diet pills and baby
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. housing recovery is strengthening. Factories are fielding more orders. And Americans’ confidence in the economy has reached its highest point in 5½ years.
That brightening picture, captured in four reports Tuesday, suggests that
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Waterloo City Council has approved an incentive package to help KWWL television renovate a downtown building.
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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger is opening an office in Algeria of his environmental initiative R20 in a bid to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions there and throughout the Mediterranean.
Schwarzenegger, who is in Algeria for three
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With a few words in a short speech, Qatar’s huge energy riches and its expanding political influence passed into the hands of a 33-year-old ruler Tuesday in a seamless transition from a