Government And Politics

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal

Aug 21, 2017

Three former U.S. health secretaries of both parties say President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress should make stabilizing health insurance marketplaces their immediate goal

Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

Aug 21, 2017

President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan

Scholars: Refuse to bow down to China censorship pressure

Aug 21, 2017

Scholars have started an online petition to urge Cambridge University Press to restore more than 300 politically sensitive articles removed from its website in China after a request from authorities

10 sailors missing in collision between US warship, tanker

Aug 21, 2017

At least 10 U.S. sailors are missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in two months

The Latest: Las Ramblas barriers idea considered inefficient

Aug 21, 2017

A Catalan official says regional and local authorities discarded the Spanish government's suggestion to place traffic barriers to protect the Las Ramblas promenade because they deemed the barriers inefficient

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on television after months away for medical treatment

Aug 21, 2017

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on television after months away for medical treatment

Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop

Aug 21, 2017

The system for reporting misconduct among immigration lawyers is difficult to navigate and allows bad lawyers to sometimes rack up dozens of complaints

Sen. McCain faces cancer battle with typical feistiness

Aug 21, 2017

Sen. John McCain's packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient - or even someone about to turn 81

University of Texas to remove Confederate statues

Aug 21, 2017

The University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered the removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, calling such monuments "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism."

Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming

Aug 21, 2017

Business economists believe that the Federal Reserve's long-awaited move to start reducing its massive bond holdings will push long-term bond rates up, but most think the impact will be fairly modest.