WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least... Full Story
Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal in major break with Obama
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord on Wednesday, her most significant break with President Barack Obama since launching her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Ben Carson's advice on mass shooting under scrutiny
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ben Carson's call for those caught in mass shootings to rush the attacker is drawing criticism from public safety experts and no support Wednesday from his presidential rivals.
Multiple US breakdowns may have led to mistaken attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators of the deadly U.S. air attack on a hospital in Afghanistan are focusing not only on how it unfolded but also on whether the decision to open fire broke the military's own rules for when to use force, officials say. Multiple U.S. breakdowns may have led to the aerial ummeling.
House conservatives oppose McCarthy, search for alternative
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's most hard-edged conservatives are anxious to derail Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's bid to become speaker, but they're outnumbered and it's unclear if they can rally behind an alternative. That leaves the Californian the heavy favorite when Republicans choose their cadidate to replace John Boehner on Thursday.
House forming special panel to probe Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House neared creation Wednesday of a special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood and its procurement of fetal tissue as Republicans continued pressing an issue that has galvanized conservatives since secret videos surfaced this summer.
Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor.
Federal effort to combat chronic absenteeism at schools
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is appealing to schools to help cut chronic absenteeism by providing mentors and other support for students who miss too much classroom time — instead of suspending or expelling them.
Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at its hospital in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.
State Dept urges lifting of holds on ambassadorial nominees
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is calling on Senate Republicans to stop blocking nominees for roughly two dozen ambassadorial and senior agency posts, saying the holds are interfering with the conduct of U.S. diplomacy.
High court weighs 3 death sentences in Kansas cases
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to rule against three Kansas men who challenged their death sentences in what one justice called "some of the most horrendous murders" he's ever seen from the bench.
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