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Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

41 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn't expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation. Full Story
EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

80 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. Full Story
Obama declares 2014 'a breakthrough year for America'

Obama declares 2014 'a breakthrough year for America'

1 hour 36 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that 2014 has been "a breakthrough year for America," putting aside the fits and starts of the past 12 months to focus on achievements and the prospect of compromise with his political foes who are taking control of Congress. Full Story
Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

1 hour 36 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
Bergdahl investigation wraps up; Top leaders get briefings

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; Top leaders get briefings

3 hours 50 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and plans to brief Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday. Full Story

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5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference

5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference

4 hours 52 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conference. Full Story
Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

12 hours 50 mins ago
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states. Full Story
EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

12 hours 24 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material. Full Story