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By By ERICA WERNER | January 27, 2015 11:49 am
House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration
  • Safety board: Systemic flaws in gas pipelines oversight
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:43 am
    Accident investigators say there are systemic weaknesses in the way natural gas providers protect against the rupture of major, high-pressure pipelines in populated areas. They are pointing to three powerful accidents in California, Florida and West Virginia in recent years.
  • Obama team asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:43 am
    A senior Democratic senator's complaints Tuesday, and noisy protesters, underscored the Obama administration's challenge in seeking congressional approval for enhanced powers to cut trade deals with Japan, Australia and many other countries.
  • Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:36 am
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon.
  • Slide in US stocks slows in afternoon trading
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:32 am
    Disappointing earnings outlooks from big-name companies drove the stock market lower Tuesday afternoon as investors worried about future profit growth.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial...
  • On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:19 am
    A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.
  • Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:19 am
    Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow.
  • US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:18 am
    The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold.
  • Obama sees need to move on drone rules now
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:13 am
    President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed harmlessly on the White House grounds shows that the U.S. must update its laws to manage the expanding frontier of commercial and consumer drones and ensure only good things come in these small packages.
  • Facebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:12 am
    For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke -- or a marketing pitch -- on other social media sites.
  • Rio official says there's 'no plan B' for Olympic sailing
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:07 am
    Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged.
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:07 am
    The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.
  • AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief: rehab for jihadis
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:07 am
    The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons have become "incubators of radicalization."
  • Orders for US durable goods stumbled in December
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 11:07 am
    Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, as U.S. businesses trimmed spending amid escalating worries about the global economy.
  • Putin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 10:58 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz to press the Russian points on Ukraine.
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