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  • Detroit police make arrests, seize drugs and guns

    27 November 2014, 8:30 am

    DETROIT (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Detroit say they have arrested dozens of people and seized illegal weapons and drugs in a coordinated enforcement effort. The Detroit Police Department said in a press release Wednesday that the effort dubbed…
  • Stenehjem says sheriff's office did not break law

    27 November 2014, 2:31 am

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Morton County sheriff's office did not violate open records law concerning a request for information about a deputy's whereabouts. Stenehjem says a citizen had asked for records…
  • Carly Fiorina could shake up a crowded 2016 GOP field

    26 November 2014, 10:12 pm by: Seth McLaughlin

    With the 2016 GOP presidential race starting in earnest in the new year, there is a dearth of prominent women candidates. But a number of Republicans say that Carly Fiorina could change that. Mrs. Fiorina, the first woman to run a Fortune 50 company and 2010…
  • Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

    26 November 2014, 9:53 pm by: JIM KUHNHENN

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White…
  • House bill to ban D.C. traffic cameras

    26 November 2014, 9:09 pm by: Matthew Cella

    Two outgoing Republican members of Congress are making a last-ditch effort to leave their mark on the District, introducing a bill that would outlaw the city's speed and red-light cameras. Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas and Rep. Kerry L. Bentivolio of Michigan…
  • Veterans Affairs office making no-bid purchases

    26 November 2014, 9:02 pm by: Jim McElhatton

    A Veteran Affairs office that oversees hundreds of millions of dollars in projects in Washington, Maryland and Virginia has failed to document why the agency is making no-bid purchases — a form of procurement the Obama administration has railed against…
  • Inside the Ring: William Reinsch says China is 'dangerous'

    26 November 2014, 8:25 pm by: Bill Gertz

    William A. Reinsch, former undersecretary of commerce for export administration under President Bill Clinton, offered a surprising mea culpa in the latest annual report by the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission made public earlier this month.…
  • Inside the Beltway: Ronald Reagan's 'Anointed land' — Thanksgiving, 1982

    26 November 2014, 8:05 pm by: Jennifer Harper

    "Above all other nations of the world, America has been especially blessed and should give special thanks. We have bountiful harvests, abundant freedoms, and a strong, compassionate people. I have always believed that this anointed land was set apart in an…
  • JOSEPH CURL: Hillary Clinton: This cycle's Mitt Romney

    26 November 2014, 8:02 pm by: Joseph Curl

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: A fantastical remark by Hillary Clinton went virtually unnoticed last week, especially by the mainstream media. By Monday, when President Obama let Ferguson, Missouri, burn to the ground by failing to deploy national guard troops to the city…
  • 'Law enforcement' auto burglarized in Bartlesville

    26 November 2014, 8:00 pm

    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Police in Bartlesville are searching for burglars who broke into several vehicles, including what police say is a "law enforcement" vehicle in which weapons and a bullet-proof vest were taken. Police say an assault rifle, a shotgun…
  • Michele Flournoy forgoes defense secretary bid, may wait for President Hillary Clinton

    26 November 2014, 7:57 pm by: Rowan Scarborough

    Passing muster in President's Obama's protective inner circle could have been daunting for Michele Flournoy, whose ranking as defense secretary front-runner collapsed in 24 hours. For one, the think tank Ms. Flournoy founded in 2007 harshly criticized Mr.…
  • IRS paying millions in bonuses to employees who are tax scofflaws

    26 November 2014, 7:17 pm by: Stephen Dinan

    IRS employees who made "unintentional" mistakes on their taxes are still eligible to get bonuses this fiscal year, the agency confirmed this week. Commissioner John Koskinen announced the bonuses in an email to employees on Monday, saying they were a way to…
  • Archbishop praises Obama's action on immigration

    26 November 2014, 7:06 pm

    CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) is praising President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. But he says the church must continue to push for comprehensive reform for all. The Chicago archdiocese issued a statement…
  • Driver's licenses to be issued to immigrants soon

    26 November 2014, 6:34 pm by: SUSAN HAIGH

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Immigrants living in the state illegally will soon be able to obtain a driver's license under a new program designed to teach the rules of the road to people who likely have been behind the wheel for years anyway. The Department of…
  • American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid

    26 November 2014, 6:11 pm by: AHMED AL-HAJ and ROBERT BURNS

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) - U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official said Wednesday that it did not liberate five others, including an American journalist and a Briton who were…
  • Nevada rules for immigrant benefits are gray area

    26 November 2014, 6:03 pm by: MICHELLE RINDELS

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Immigrants covered by President Barack Obama's recent executive order will not qualify for certain federal benefits, including welfare and food stamps, according to the White House. But states have wide latitude to make their own rules on…
  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    26 November 2014, 5:23 pm by: The Associated Press

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 25 Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail on Obama's image around the world: The Obama presidency was supposed to revive America's image in the eyes of the world, but results on…
  • Illinois panel OK's electricity line proposal

    26 November 2014, 5:12 pm

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved plans to build an electricity line designed to bring wind energy from Iowa to the state. The panel unanimously OK'd the Rock Island Clean Line proposal Tuesday, ending a two-year review of…
  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    26 November 2014, 1:31 pm by: Andrew Taylor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored…
  • Ethics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm

    26 November 2014, 1:14 pm by: MATTHEW DALY

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges. The House Ethics Committee said…

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