Government And Politics

Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

Dec 13, 2017

Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent

GOP's Shelby played key role in Alabama Democrat's victory

Dec 13, 2017

Lawmakers from both parties are crediting Republican Sen. Richard Shelby for the Democratic upset in Alabama's special Senate election

Elections chief: Automatic recount unlikely in Alabama race

Dec 13, 2017

Alabama's election chief says it is "unlikely" that the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change even as Republican Roy Moore looks to a possible recount

In blow to May, UK lawmakers assert final say on Brexit deal

Dec 13, 2017

British lawmakers have dealt a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the European Union

The Latest: Trump gets 11th circuit court judge confirmed

Dec 13, 2017

The Senate has voted to confirm Don Willett, a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

US commander orders new probe into Somalia raid

Dec 13, 2017

The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces

The Latest: Jones says he hopes Moore will concede

Dec 13, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones says he hopes Republican Roy Moore will "do the right thing" and concede the U.S. Senate race in Alabama

NTSB investigates Delta plane that nearly landed on taxiway

Dec 13, 2017

Federal investigators say they probing an incident in which a Delta Air Lines plane nearly landed on a taxiway that was occupied by another plane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

Group says 262 journalists imprisoned worldwide, record high

Dec 13, 2017

Advocacy group for journalists says 262 people imprisoned around the world for work gathering and reporting the news, a record high; 73 in Turkey, 41 in China, 20 in Egypt

Air Force Academy accused of retaliating over sex assaults

Dec 13, 2017

A former U.S. Air Force Academy official who was harshly criticized for her handling of sexual assaults said the school made her a scapegoat for its problems

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