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After turbulent year, Obama aims for quiet Hawaii getaway

After turbulent year, Obama aims for quiet Hawaii getaway

2 hours 5 mins ago
KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet. Full Story
Obama touches down in Hawaii for annual vacation

Obama touches down in Hawaii for annual vacation

4 hours 16 mins ago
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama is kicking off his annual winter vacation in his birthplace of Hawaii. Full Story
Bush officials did little oversight of CIA program

Bush officials did little oversight of CIA program

4 hours 39 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. Full Story
EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

4 hours 47 mins ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina. Full Story
5 things to know about year-end tax breaks

5 things to know about year-end tax breaks

4 hours 54 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season. Full Story

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Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

11 hours 30 mins ago
DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court — social conservatives and law enforcement. Full Story
Obama calls on women only at news conference

Obama calls on women only at news conference

11 hours 33 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference. Male questioners. Full Story
Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

14 hours 8 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to the communist island. He suggested Congress will keep the U.S. economic embargo in place until lawmakers can gauge the pace of progress in the "hermetically sealed society." Full Story