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China Tests Limits to U.S. Military Ties

July 21, 2014 - 10:48am
China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the past year.

House Republicans Take Aim at Dodd-Frank

July 21, 2014 - 7:16am
House Financial Services Committee Republicans are mounting fresh criticism of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law in a report to be released Monday.

Tax Inversions Turn Into Campaign Fodder

July 21, 2014 - 7:15am
Corporate inversions, the practice of U.S. companies reincorporating overseas to avoid U.S. taxes, have moved from the margins of the tax code to the midterms as Democrats try to put heat on Republicans.

Crossings Trigger Anti-Immigration Rallies

July 20, 2014 - 8:42pm
The influx of thousands of Central Americans into the U.S. has energized anti-illegal immigration activists who organized rallies across the country in recent days.

Washington State Wildfires Kill One, Displace Hundreds

July 20, 2014 - 8:30pm
A wildfire raging across seven heavily forested counties in the eastern part of Washington state grew through the weekend as officials reported at least one fatality and at about 150 homes destroyed.

'Personhood' Issue Haunts Colorado Senate Candidate

July 20, 2014 - 8:03pm
Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican candidate for a Senate seat in Colorado, is trying to move away from the thorny issue of "personhood." His problem is that neither his foes on the left nor some friends on the right will let him.

James Garner Dies at Age 86

July 20, 2014 - 6:54pm
Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died.

Detroit Trial Focuses on Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense

July 20, 2014 - 5:41pm
A murder trial set to start Monday in Detroit in the case of a Dearborn Heights, Mich., fatal shooting focuses on the question: When is it legally appropriate to use deadly force to protect yourself in your own home?

Georgia GOP Rivals Tussle for Senate

July 20, 2014 - 5:31pm
A Georgia primary runoff Tuesday will decide which of two pro-business Republicans wins their party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, in a race that will play a role in whether Democrats hold on to their control of the chamber.

Kerry to Travel to Cairo to Work on Cease-Fire

July 20, 2014 - 4:54pm
John Kerry will travel to Cairo "soon" to try to work out a cease-fire that would halt the fighting in Gaza, according to the White House.

White House Criticized for 'Timid' Response to Disaster

July 20, 2014 - 12:16pm
The political fault lines over American foreign policy cut deeper Sunday, with GOP lawmakers saying the Obama administration has failed to lead in the wake of the jetliner disaster.