posted: 12/06/2013 11:39 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.
posted: 12/06/2013 11:29 a.m.
DALLAS — As snow and freezing rain blanketed normally sun-swept North Texas, residents accustomed to warmer temperatures appeared to heed warnings on what one hardware store manager called “Ice Friday,” staying off nearly impassable roadways and out of a skin-stinging cold.
posted: 12/06/2013 7:49 a.m.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
posted: 12/06/2013 3:26 a.m.
Some people shopping for insurance on the federal marketplace are being informed that they’re eligible for Medicaid and that their information is being sent to state officials to sign them up.
posted: 12/06/2013 3:23 a.m.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark legislation Thursday to overhaul Illinois’ underfunded pension system, though the new law is certain to face lawsuits by labor unions.
posted: 12/06/2013 3:19 a.m.
Dozens of current or former Russian diplomats and their spouses enjoyed luxury vacations and spent tens of thousands of dollars on concert tickets, fine clothing and helicopter rides as they lied about their incomes to get the government to pay their health-care bills with money meant for the poor, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
posted: 12/06/2013 3:16 a.m.
U.S. budget negotiators plan to work this weekend on a possible deal to ease automatic spending cuts to just one year as objections rise from affected groups and lawmakers in both parties, people familiar with the talks said.
posted: 12/06/2013 3:14 a.m.
Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork because of Louisiana’s ban on gay marriage.
posted: 12/06/2013 3:12 a.m.
Looking to soothe relations with Israel, America’s top diplomat pledged Thursday to support the Jewish state’s security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians — including Israel’s demand that it “defend itself, by itself.”
posted: 12/06/2013 2:58 a.m.
A New Year’s deadline that stands to send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill.
posted: 12/06/2013 2:53 a.m.
A storm system that rolled into the central U.S. and touched off an ice storm has grounded hundreds of flights in Texas. And air travel in New York and Newark was slowed by heavy fog.
posted: 12/06/2013 2:51 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We, I think, made some progress.” Secretary of State John Kerry after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about peace negotiations with the Palestinians
posted: 12/06/2013 2:49 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Diplomacy should be about extending hands, not picking pockets in the host country.” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara who announced that current and former Russian diplomats have been accused of lying about their incomes to get health-care aid meant for the poor
posted: 12/06/2013 2:48 a.m.
A movie depicting the life of Nelson Mandela and starring British actor Idris Elba has become South Africa’s highest-grossing picture after its opening last week, its producers said Thursday.
posted: 12/06/2013 2:48 a.m.
John Boehner, the House speaker, said some Republicans aren’t as sensitive as they should be when they campaign against female candidates as he responded to a Politico story saying the House GOP’s campaign arm is teaching senior aides what their bosses should say when campaigning, particularly if their rivals are women.