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  • FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, photo Rick Hohensee of Washington holds a "Fire Congress" sign near the House steps on Capitol Hill in Washington. A new poll says Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown. The Associated Press-GfK survey finds plenty of disdain to go around as people size up the federal impasse. Most now disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job. And Congress’ approval rating is a perilous 5 percent.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown

    WASHINGTON  — Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for all players in the impasse, President Barack Obama among them, according to a new poll. It’s a struggle with no heroes.
    The Associated […]

  • A combination of pictures shows (L-R) Special Agent Joseph M. Peters, 24, 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, and Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, are pictured in this combination photo of undated handout photos released to Reuters on October 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/U.S. Army/Handout

    Shutdown Slows Aid To Families Of U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON – For the families of four U.S. soldiers killed by insurgents in Afghanistan on Sunday, the partial U.S. government shutdown will take a particularly personal toll.
    The Pentagon says it is not allowed to pay these families a “death gratuity,” as long […]

  • Did The Obama Administration Swap ‘Black’ Detention Sites For Ships?

    Did The Obama Administration Swap ‘Black’ Detention Sites For Ships?

    WASHINGTON — Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA “black” sites for interrogation, the Obama administration is questioning terrorists for as long as it takes aboard U.S. naval vessels.
    And it’s doing it in a way that […]

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  • VIDEO: Kerry Praises Early Efforts in Destroying Syria Stockpile

    VIDEO: Kerry Praises Early Efforts in Destroying Syria Stockpile

    Kerry addresses skepticism as UN chemical weapons inspectors begin the long process of dismantling the Syrian regime’s production facilities.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

    Putin Says He Agrees With Obama’s Decision To Cancel Asia Trip

    NUSA DUA, Indonesia  – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he understood U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel his trip to Asia and would have done the same if faced with the same domestic challenges.
    Obama cancelled his visit […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his keynote address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Kerry is seeking to assure Asia-Pacific business leaders that nothing will shake America's commitment to the region and that the current government shutdown in Washington will soon be over and forgotten. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Kerry Assures CEOs On US Role In Asia-Pacific

    BALI, Indonesia  — Filling in for an absent U.S. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday sought to assure Asia-Pacific business leaders that nothing will shake America’s commitment to the region and that the current government shutdown […]

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  • Gov’t Shutdown Enters 2nd Week, No End In Sight

    Gov’t Shutdown Enters 2nd Week, No End In Sight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Kerry, speaking at a joint press conference with Lavrov, Monday said that the United States and Russia are "very pleased" with the progress made so far in destroying Syria's chemical weapons stocks. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    Kerry Pleased With Syria Chemical Disarmament

    BALI, Indonesia  — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the United States and Russia are “very pleased” with the progress made so far in destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stocks. And, he offered some rare, if qualified, U.S. […]

  • This undated photo provided by his family's attorney on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 shows Edwin Mieses Jr. after he was struck by an SUV during a motorcycle rally in New York that turned violent on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He suffered a broken spine, fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a torn aortic valve, his defense attorney, Gloria Allred, said Friday. His injuries may have left him paralyzed. (AP Photo/Family Photo via Gloria Allred)

    Official: NY Undercover Cop Present At Bike Rally

    NEW YORK — Authorities are investigating whether an undercover police officer present at a motorcycle rally witnessed a violent confrontation between an SUV driver and a swarm of bikers and didn’t immediately report it, a law enforcement official said Saturday.
    The […]

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  • AP Sources: Navy SEALs Raid Somali Town

    AP Sources: Navy SEALs Raid Somali Town

    MOGADISHU, Somalia  — U.S. Navy SEALs carried out a pre-dawn raid Saturday on a coastal town in southern Somalia looking for a specific al-Qaida suspect linked to the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get their target, a U.S. […]

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington in this file photo taken April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files

    Pentagon To Recall Most Furloughed Workers, Easing Shutdown Pain

    WASHINGTON  – The Pentagon said on Saturday it would recall most of the roughly 400,000 civilian Defense Department employees sent home during the government shutdown, in a move that could greatly lessen the impact of the shutdown on America’s armed […]

  • CORRECTS AMY CAREY TO AMY CAREY-JONES - Amy Carey-Jones, center, sister of Mariam Carey, listens as her sister Valarie, left, takes questions from the media outside her home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in New York. Law-enforcement authorities have identified Miriam Carey, 34, as the woman who, with a 1-year-old child in her car, led Secret Service and police on a harrowing chase in Washington from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Sisters Question Fatal Shooting In D.C. Police Chase

    NEW YORK  — The sisters of a woman who was fatally shot in Washington after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier say she was not a criminal and police should not have shot her.
    “We’re still very […]

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  • Oct. 4, 2013. The reason for the self-immolation was not immediately clear and the man's identity was not disclosed. (AP Photo/Katy Scheflen)

    Man Sets Himself On Fire On The National Mall

    WASHINGTON  — A man set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation’s capital as passers-by rushed over to help douse the flames, officials and witnesses said Friday afternoon.
    The reason for the self-immolation was not immediately clear and […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Boehner is struggling between Democrats that control the Senate and GOP conservatives in his caucus who insist any funding legislation must also kill or delay the nation's new health care law. Added pressure came from President Barack Obama who pointedly blamed Boehner on Thursday for keeping federal agencies closed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Prospect For Quick End To Shutdown Is Remote

    WASHINGTON — Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting a threatened first-ever default.
    “This isn’t some […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the government funding impasse at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    Obama Cancels Asia Tour Over Shutdown; Raises Questions On U.S. Pivot

    WASHINGTON/NUSA DUA, Indonesia  – President Barack Obama called off plans to visit Asia and attend two summits because of the U.S. government shutdown, raising questions about the strategic “pivot” to the region that he announced just two years ago.
    Obama had […]

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  • A damaged Capitol Hill police care is surrounded by crime scene tape after a car chase and shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Police Shoot, Kill Driver After Capitol Hill Chase

    WASHINGTON  –A woman with a 1-year-old girl led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to […]

  • Obama Says “Send Me The Vote,” Blames Republicans For Shutdown

    Obama Says “Send Me The Vote,” Blames Republicans For Shutdown

    Oct. 3 – President Obama is calling for a straight up-or-down vote to reopen the government, blames House Republican leaders for caving to their conservative Tea Party members. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, attend their joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera after the Japan-U.S. security talks in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool)

    Kerry: ‘Diplomatic Malpractice’ Not To Engage Iran

    TOKYO  — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday it would be “diplomatic malpractice of the worst order” not to test Iran’s willingness to comply with international demands over its nuclear program.
    In his first public comments since Israeli Prime […]

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  • President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. The president is promoting the benefits of his health care law before new insurance exchanges open for business next week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama’s No-Negotiation Stance Setting New Tone

     
    WASHINGTON  — This time, President Barack Obama says, he’s not budging. This is the confrontational Obama, the “Make my day” president, betting Republicans blink to avoid a government shutdown or a first-ever default of the nation’s debts.
    It’s a proposition not […]

  • With four days to go before the federal government is due to run out of money, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., center, points to a countdown clock during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, as Senate Democratic leaders blame conservative Republicans for holding up a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. From left are, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Schumer, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Senate Set To OK Budget Bill, But Fight Not Over

    WASHINGTON  — A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate is ready to approve legislation keeping federal agencies from locking their doors on Tuesday. But disputes with the Republican-run House and among GOP lawmakers themselves ensure that the […]

  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks to reporters as he emerges from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013, after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare." Cruz ended the marathon Senate speech opposing President Barack Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Cruz Ends Talkathon, Senate Heads Toward Vote

    WASHINGTON  — Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes as legislation required to avert a partial government shutdown at midnight Monday easily cleared […]

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  • A Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York July 13, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

    Wells Fargo Fails To Win Dismissal Of U.S. Mortgage Fraud Case

    NEW YORK – Wells Fargo & Co failed to win dismissal of a lawsuit in which the U.S. government accused the nation’s largest mortgage lender of fraud by lying about the quality of home loans it submitted to a government […]

  • Bank of America Goes To Trial Over U.S.Fraud Charges

    Bank of America Goes To Trial Over U.S.Fraud Charges

    NEW YORK  – Bank of America Corp heads to trial this week over allegations its Countrywide unit approved deficient home loans in a process called “Hustle,” defrauding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. government enterprises that underwrite mortgages.
    In what […]

  • Chicago Police: Assault-Style Gun Used In Attack

    Chicago Police: Assault-Style Gun Used In Attack

    CHICAGO  — Chicago’s top police official says an assault-style weapon with a high-capacity magazine was used in a late-night attack at a southwest Chicago park in which 13 people were wounded.
    Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday that given the type […]

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  • People hold their hands to their heads as they are escorted out of the building where a deadly shooting rampage occurred at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. One shooter was killed, but police said they were looking for two other possible gunmen wearing military-style uniforms. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    12 Killed In Washington Navy Yard Shootings

    WASHINGTON  — As many as two gunmen launched an attack Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the […]

  • President Barack Obama awaits the start of a meeting with members of his cabinet, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, National Security Advisor Susan Rice,  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the president, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    President Obama Seeks To Focus On Domestic Issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the prospect of a military strike on Syria receding, President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to refocus on a pressing domestic agenda as key benchmarks on the budget and health care quickly approach.
    The big unknown is […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, centre, on arrival at Cointrin Airport,  in Geneva,  Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, prior to his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss the ongoing problems in Syria. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

    John Kerry Set To Test Russia On Syria Weapons

    GENEVA  — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva Thursday morning to test the seriousness of a Russian proposal to secure Syria’s chemical weapons.
    Kerry and a team of U.S. experts will have at least two days of meetings […]

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  • Nation Pauses On 9/11 To Pay Tribute To Victims

    Nation Pauses On 9/11 To Pay Tribute To Victims

    NEW YORK  — Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who […]

  • A woman looks out at New York's Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center from inside the 9/11 Empty Sky memorial at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 11, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

    Somber U.S. Ceremonies Mark 12th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON  – Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with solemn ceremonies and pledges not to forget the nearly 3,000 killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, […]

  • Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

    President Obama Conditionally Backs Offer On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations.
    In a nationally […]

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  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper Terrance Gainer,  arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, to meet with Senate Democrats and Republicans on Syria, a day after an unexpected Russian proposal for Syria to avert a U.S. military strike by relinquishing control of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Obama Talks Syria Diplomacy, Fallback Airstrikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing military might and raising hopes it won’t be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he continued to […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks to Marine One before departing for Sweden and the G20 Summit in Russia from the White House in Washington September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    Obama Backs U.N Discussion Of Syria Arms Proposal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.
    The official says Obama discussed the proposal Tuesday with […]

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, arrive for a meeting with House members on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Talking Diplomacy In Syria, Obama Goes To Congress

    WASHINGTON  — With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough that would allow Syria’s government to avert U.S. missile strikes if it […]

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  • US Secretary of State John Kerry touches his head during a joint press conference with Britain Foreign Secretary William Hague at Foreign Office in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday renewed U.S. allegations that Syria's President Bashar Assad launched a chemical weapons attack against his own people and said that Assad could resolve the crisis by turning over "every single bit" of his weapons arsenal to the international community within a week. Appearing at a news conference with William Hague, his British counterpart, Kerry quickly added that Assad "isn't about to do that."(AP Photo/Alastair Grant,Pool)

    U.S. Weighs Talk Of Syria Dumping Chemical Weapons

    WASHINGTON — Confronted by the threat of U.S. air strikes, Syria swiftly welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, capping a remarkable chain of events that started with a suggestion from Secretary […]

  • President Obama Trying To Sway War-Weary Public On Syria

    President Obama Trying To Sway War-Weary Public On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hitting the airwaves to try to convince Americans limited strikes against Syria are needed for the United States’ long-term safety, while Secretary of State John Kerry is vehemently defending the case against President […]

  • President Barack Obama gestures while speaking during a "Civil Society Roundtable" with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activists,  Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    High-Stakes Week On Syria Awaits Obama

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is readying for a high-stakes week of trying to sell a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public on a military strike against Syria
    The coming days represent one of the most intense periods of congressional […]

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  • Lebanese pro-Syrian regime supporters hold placards as they gather during a demonstration against a possible military strike in Syria, near the U.S. Embassy in Aukar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. The prospect of a U.S.-led strike against Syria has raised concerns of potential retaliation from the Assad regime or its allies. The State Department ordered nonessential U.S. diplomats to leave Lebanon over security concerns and urged private American citizens to depart as well. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    U.S. Orders Diplomats Out Of Lebanon

    WASHINGTON  — The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential American diplomats and the families of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut to leave Lebanon immediately due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on […]

  • Feds Won’t Sue To Stop Marijuana Use In 2 States

    Feds Won’t Sue To Stop Marijuana Use In 2 States

    Aug 29, 7:23 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to stroll into stores […]

  • An Israeli soldier is seen next to an Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery deployed near the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Israel ordered a special call-up of reserve troops Wednesday as nervous citizens lined up at gas-mask distribution centers, preparing for possible hostilities with Syria. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Obama: Syrian Gov’t Carried Out Chemical Attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared unequivocally that the United States has “concluded” that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians. But new hurdles emerged that appeared to slow the formation of […]

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