Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate....
US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas....
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution....
Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily....
Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and European leaders are conferring about next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine....
Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ukraine's foreign minister says pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down....
5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:...
The administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras. The plan would screen youths in their home country to determine whether they qualify and would be limited to Honduras but could be expanded to other Central American countries. Under the in-country screening program , the legal standard for youths to qualify for refugee status would remain the same as it is for those who seek the status after arriving in the U.S.
Do you agree with the U.S. Sentencing Commission decision allowing felons already serving time, eligible for early release?