- ‘Tis the Season: London florist creates $4.6 million Christmas wreath
- No tailgating allowed at Super Bowl XLVIII
- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend’s shopping jumps to his death
- Ukraine leader to talk with protesters; Washington urges caution
- Pope Francis: A nun saved my life
- Israeli P.M. Netanyahu backs out of Mandela funeral
- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle
- U.S., British intelligence agents enter online sci-fi world to spy on gamers
- Sarah Palin to host the outdoors show ‘Amazing America’
Solution to crumbling roads, bridges elusive
Congress is struggling to come up with a solution to the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and transit systems, which are at the point of hindering economic growth.
The problems are numerous. Americans have been driving less due to a slow economy, reducing revenue from the gas tax that pays for transportation improvements. Cars that get better gas mileage are likely to offset any uptick in driving as the economy recovers.
A sweeping House Republican plan to transform federal transportation programs was quickly attacked from the left this week as a giveaway to greedy industries and from the right as big government overspending.
A House transportation committee meeting Thursday to approve the $260 billion, 4 1/2 -year bill was marked by bitter partisanship.
Officials face ban on insider trading
The Senate is poised to pass a bill banning insider trading by lawmakers as well as the executive branch.
Lawmakers are reeling from dismal approval ratings and plan a final vote today.
But first senators must consider nearly two dozen amendments, including some that would doom the bill if they passed. But damaging changes are unlikely, given a 93-2 vote on Monday to let the Senate consider the bill.
The bill would make lawmakers and top staffers file a public, online report within 30 days of buying or selling securities.
Republicans insisted on including the executive branch. Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York said Democrats agreed to make sure the bill didn’t get bogged down in a partisan dispute.
Proposal reveals $1.9B plan to buy Indian land
HELENA — Federal officials have released their proposal on how they plan to spend $1.9 billion to buy up Native American-owned fractionated land tracts and turn them over to tribes.
By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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- Satanists petition for statue at Oklahoma Statehouse
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend's shopping jumps to his death
- Tech companies call for an end to NSA online snooping
- Lawmakers see 'false narrative' of Obama as a terrorist fighter
- WOLF: The president's other Obamacare lies
- Obama lied about Syrian chemical attack, 'cherry-picked' intelligence: report
- Ted Cruz sees legal landmines ahead for Obamacare
- Mike Shanahan says he'd like to return; RG3 might be benched
- HARRIS: Redskins left in limbo over $7 million question
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