WASHINGTON — A plan to phase out government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and instead use mainly private insurers to backstop home loans has advanced in Congress.
DETROIT — General Motors executives and government regulators will soon have to explain to Congress why it took years to recall 1.6 million compact cars with a known defect linked to 13 deaths.
When her 12-year-old cat needed an antibiotic a year ago, Karen Sable went, of all places, to a grocery store.
PHOENIX — A bill in the Legislature to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics has been described by supporters as a vital tool for health inspectors, who now must get a warrant to make unannounced searches of abortion providers.
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November's midterm elections and both sides spent millions auditioning national strategies.
FILE This Nov. 23, 2013 file photo shows Florida Democratic Congressional candidate, Alex Sink, center, speaking at her campaign office in Clearwater, Fla. The special election in this stretch of coastal beach towns and retirement communities was expected to be a referendum on President Bara…
FILE - This Nov. 23, 2013 file photo shows Florida Republican Congressional candidate David Jolly, right, speaking in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. The special election in this stretch of coastal beach towns and retirement communities was expected to be a referendum on President Barack Obama’s he…
In this photo taken on Thursday, March 6,2 014, Lucas Overby, a 27-year-old Pinellas County resident, campaigns for Congress in Dunedin, Fla. Overby is the Libertarian candidate running against Democrat Alex Sink and Republican David Jolly. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
WASHINGTON — Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been arrested for allegedly mailing a suspicious package that contained explosives to a sheriff in Arizona last year, authorities said Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America’s most dangerous dog — the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dogfighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.
Cameron Younglove plays with a pit bull terrier named Sooke at his kennels near Eudora, Kan., Sunday, March 9, 2014. For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America’s most dangerous dog _ but attitudes have softened considerably since then as animal activis…
NEW YORK — Zach Galifianakis brought the ferns, and President Obama opened a new avenue of presidential communication.
President Obama appears on the “Funny or Die” website with actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis, aiming for an audience of 18- to 34-year-olds. Obama is going all-out in trying to persuade young people to sign up for his health-care plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at a Delaware cheese plant after an outbreak of listeria linked to the company's cheese killed one person and sickened seven others.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. talks to reporters as she leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been refe…
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Columns of African Union and Somali troops are moving deeper into land controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants, forcing fighters to flee from five towns in quick succession in a further squeezing of al-Shabab's strongholds.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Tuesday it’s making steady progress on health care sign-ups, but the White House needs something close to a miracle to meet its goal of enrolling 6 million people by the end of this month.
Brig. Gen.Jeffrey Sinclair
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The trial of an Army general accused of sexual assault moved into uncharted legal territory Tuesday when the judge dismissed the jury to allow the defense time to hammer out a new plea deal with the military.