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AG impasse 'gone too far,' Obama scolds

Congress’ GOP told to end ‘embarrassing’ vote delay

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama on Friday hailed what he called "some outbreaks of bipartisanship and common sense in Congress" over trade, Iran and Medicare in recent days but went on to lacerate Republican senators for holding up his nominee for attorney general for months. Continue reading...

Cardinal George, doctrines' defender, dies

Subscriber onlyCardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex-abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against President Barack Obama's health care law, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78. Continue reading...

Plea innocent in terror case

Base-plot suspect ‘a normal 23-year-old,’ his attorney says

Subscriber onlyA man described by his attorney as "a normal 23-year-old kid" pleaded innocent Friday to charges he traveled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned to the U.S. with plans to attack a military base or a prison. Continue reading...

Gas line blast in California leaves at least 11 injured

Subscriber onlyA large gas pipeline exploded into a wall of fire Friday in central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said. Continue reading...

Obama's immigration step argued

Subscriber onlyFederal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield from deportation millions of people who entered the U.S. illegally. Continue reading...

Jury tags ballplayer's killer a murderer

Subscriber onlyAn Oklahoma teenager was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Australian college baseball player. Continue reading...

Family row leaves 5 dead in Phoenix

Subscriber onlyA man who had been in a business dispute with his two brothers shot and killed them, his mother and one of their wives before taking his own life, Phoenix police said Friday. Continue reading...

Espresso machine reaches orbiting lab

Subscriber onlyThe SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyCalifornia calls measles outbreak over LOS ANGELES -- California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber only Taking a break from filmmaking, Peter Jackson has created a museum exhibition in New Zealand that he hopes will broaden people's perception of World War I from monochrome to color. The first stage of the Great War Exhibition he unveiled Friday in Wellington features large color images depicting life in the trenches and on the battlefields. The color was added to real black-and-white photographs by artists at Jackson's visual-effects studio, Weta Digital. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyMichelle Obama, the first lady, and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, toured a veterans center in Silver Spring, Md., to highlight the need to support military members and their families. Continue reading...

Spare bomber, say parents of 8-year-old victim

Subscriber onlyThe parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case. Continue reading...

Huckabee to announce 2016 plans on May 5

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced when he will announce whether he plans to launch a 2016 presidential campaign or not on May 5 in Hope, his spokesman confirmed via social media. Continue reading...

24 new HIV cases reported in Indiana outbreak, 130 total

AUSTIN, Ind. — Indiana health officials say there are two dozen new cases of HIV in the small southeastern Indiana city of Austin, raising the total outbreak to 130. Continue reading...

Trade-powers accord forged

If Congress agrees, bill gives Obama fast-track authority

Subscriber onlyThe leaders of Congress' tax-writing committees reached agreement Thursday on legislation to give President Barack Obama "fast track" authority to negotiate a trade accord with 11 Pacific nations. Continue reading...

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