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  • Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • Department of Justice official on Wednesday issued a thinly veiled threat to Bank of America Corp, saying that banks under investigation for shoddy mortgage securities they sold before the financial crisis must admit to misconduct and pay substantial penalties or face lawsuits from the agency.

  • ABC says O'Donnell is back on 'The View' Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Rosie O'Donnell will return to ABC's "The View" this September for a most unexpected second act. ABC announced Thursday, via Twitter, that O'Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg on the nearly empty couch at the daytime chatfest.

  • Obama presses Congress to consent on border money Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior administration officials said Wednesday as President Barack Obama urged Congress to move swiftly to approve emergency spending request for the crisis.

  • NEW DELHI, July 3- Newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for improving U.S. ties during a meeting with Senator John McCain in New Delhi on Thursday, as the two countries seek to patch up their differences and boost their economic relationship.

  • NEW DELHI, June 29- Western governments are rushing to visit India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the government prepares to open the nascent defence industry to foreign investment.

  • NEW DELHI, June 29- Western governments are rushing to visit India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the government prepares to open the nascent defense industry to foreign investment.

  • NEW DELHI, June 29- Western governments are rushing to visit India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the government prepares to open the nascent defence industry to foreign investment.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The pricing model used by U.S. stock exchanges to attract liquidity came under fire on Tuesday, as several Wall Street executives called for ending the practice and two U.S. senators raised concerns about the potential conflicts it creates.

  • McCain, a key member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he had long been troubled by the Pentagon's payment of 85- percent or higher award fees to Lockheed on the F-35 program despite cost increases and schedule delays, adding the background to those decisions was "disturbing.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- As U.S. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its electronic spying programs, the abuses of government revealed in the wake of the Watergate scandal are very much on his mind.

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- U.S. lawmakers pushed on Thursday for sanctions on Venezuelans linked to human rights violations, but Obama administration officials insisted that acting now would harm negotiations between President Nicolas Maduro's government and the opposition following weeks of violent protests.

  • The measure, proposed on Wednesday amid U.S. concerns over Russia's actions in Ukraine, authorizes Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to spend $220 million to begin developing a liquid rocket engine that would be made available to all U.S. space launch providers.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- Nineteen Republican U.S. senators introduced legislation on Wednesday proposing broader and tougher measures to punish Russia over the Ukraine crisis, including sanctions on major banks and energy companies, as well as $100 million in military aid for Kiev.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The U.S. Navy hopes to smooth out the impact on Lockheed Martin Corp and Australia's Austal of a budget-driven decision to order three Littoral Combat Ships instead of four in fiscal year 2015, the Navy's top weapons buyer said on Thursday.

  • "Production should not go forward until the Navy and confirm that LCS provides greater capabilities than the legacy ships it is intended to replace," McCain said.

  • *Russian ambassador to EU says Russia has no expansionist views. BRUSSELS, March 23- NATO's top military commander said on Sunday that Russia had a large force on Ukraine's eastern border and he was worried it could pose a threat to Moldova's separatist Transdniestria region.

  • House of Representatives introduced a bill that does not include IMF reforms requested by the Obama administration, setting up a potentially time-consuming showdown with the Democratic-controlled Senate, which is expected to back the changes.

  • MOSCOW, March 20- Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions on nine U.S. officials and lawmakers on Thursday as tension over Moscow's annexation of Crimea mounted, warning the West it would hit back over "every hostile thrust."

  • *Moscow says U.S. will be "hit like a boomerang". WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, March 20- U.S. The extension of visa bans and asset freezes into Putin's inner circle came as Moscow rushed to consolidate the annexation of the Black Sea peninsula, seized from Ukraine last month, and to boost its military presence in the region.