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  • Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 3:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio's strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party's top donors. Rubio, a 44- year-old Florida senator, came within striking distance of Trump's second place in Iowa, a surprising result given the celebrity businessman's dominance in polls. Rubio moves on to New Hampshire, which weighs in Tuesday,...

  • Super political action committees, or super PACs, helping White House hopefuls like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton received big checks recently from obscure corporations or from nonprofits that don't have to disclose their donors' names. A super PAC backing Rubio, a Republican senator from Florida, benefited from companies with spectral names like " IGX LLC"...

  • That expenditure by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on the Pulaski Skyway is now being challenged by an airline, probed by the Federal Aviation Administration and investigated by both the Securities Exchange Commission and the Manhattan district attorney. The case focuses on whether the Port Authority, the entity that controls the region's...

  • "It is one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the United States," said Janice Schneider, the Interior Department's assistant secretary for Land and Minerals Management. Experts say her strategy helped extinguish several smaller fires, though one giant blaze scorched sagebrush steppe in portions of Idaho and Oregon. It calls for a "science-based" approach to...

  • Frustration grows as armed Oregon standoff continues Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 1:35 PM ET

    BURNS, Ore.— An armed group took over a national wildlife preserve in southeastern Oregon more than three weeks ago, and so far authorities have taken no action to remove the protesters, who are upset over federal land policy. Frustrated local and state officials are increasingly urging the FBI to do something to resolve the situation. But in October, a federal...

  • BOISE, Idaho— The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted Monday to bring the state's tax code in line with federal rules, a move that's estimated to cost Idaho roughly $46 million over two years. It's an annual request made by the tax commission at the beginning of Idaho's legislative session to ensure Idaho's definition of adjusted gross income...

  • BOISE, Jan 21- Naghmeh Abedini is looking forward to reuniting next week with her husband, Saeed, the Iranian-American pastor freed on Saturday after more than three years in an Iranian prison. Saeed Abedini was traveling to Asheville, North Carolina on Thursday and could not be reached for comment. Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International...

  • A deal had been negotiated between Washington and Tehran for the swap but at the last minute, Iranian authorities tried to stop the Iranian-American journalist's wife, Yeganeh Salehi, from leaving with him, Ali Rezaian told CNN. "The Iranians, as they have done all along, continued to manipulate them, continued to try and mess with them and prevented Yeggie for...

  • A deal had been negotiated between Washington and Tehran for the swap but at the last minute, Iranian authorities tried to stop the Iranian-American journalist's wife, Yeganeh Salehi, from leaving with him, Ali Rezaian told CNN. "The Iranians, as they have done all along, continued to manipulate them, continued to try and mess with them and prevented Yeggie for...

  • *Rouhani says move is economic turning point for Iran. *Israel says Iran still wants nuclear bomb. WASHINGTON/ ANKARA, Jan 17- Three Iranian-Americans arrived in Germany after leaving Tehran on Sunday in a prisoner swap following the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran under a deal U.S.

  • *Iran and U.S. carry out prisoner swap. *Israel says Iran still wants nuclear bomb. WASHINGTON/ ANKARA, Jan 17- Three Iranian-Americans left Tehran for a U.S. base in Germany on Sunday under a prisoner swap following the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran under a deal that President Barack Obama said had cut off Tehran's path to a nuclear bomb.

  • Obama hails Iran deal...but imposes new sanctions Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 12:12 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Less than 24 hours after lifting sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program, the U.S. imposed new ones on the country, The NY Times reports.

  • *Rouhani says move is economic turning point for Iran. *Israel says Iran still wants nuclear bomb. WASHINGTON/ ANKARA, Jan 17- Three Iranian-Americans left Tehran on Sunday under a prisoner swap following the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran under a deal President Barack Obama said had cut off every path for Tehran to obtain a nuclear bomb.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The departure of three American prisoners from Tehran, released as part of a swap following the lifting of sanctions on Iran was at least partly delayed by a "temporary misunderstanding" about whether two relatives were on the plane. But the Swiss plane carrying Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor...

  • *Rouhani says move is economic turning point for Iran. *Israel says Iran still wants nuclear bomb. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, Jan 17- Three Iranian-Americans left Tehran on Sunday under a prisoner swap following the lifting of sanctions on Iran that is likely to thaw ties further with the United States as Tehran emerges from years of international isolation.

  • Jan 16- Iran has released five American prisoners, including a Washington Post reporter, a Christian pastor and a former U.S. The Americans released as part of a prisoner swap with Iran are Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor from Idaho, Amir Hekmati, a former Marine from Flint, Michigan, and Nosratollah...

  • FACTBOX-Five American prisoners released in Iran Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 1:47 PM ET

    Jan 15- Iran has released five American prisoners, including a Washington Post reporter, a Christian pastor and a former U.S. The Americans released as part of a prisoner swap with Iran are Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor from Idaho, Amir Hekmati, a former Marine from Flint, Michigan, and Nosratollah...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- Puerto Rico could face widespread blackouts if its power utility, PREPA, runs out of cash, the company's chief restructuring officer told a congressional panel on Tuesday, arguing that the utility needs access to federal bankruptcy law to help close a deal to restructure its debt. PREPA's Lisa Donahue told the House Committee on Natural...

  • U.S. says its Internet speeds triple in 3-1/2 years Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    The FCC says video accounts for more than 60 percent of U.S. Still, the United States only ranks 25 out of 39 nations in 2013, according to the FCC. It said the United States was behind many countries including France, Canada, Germany and Japan-- but ahead of Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Israel.

  • YOUR MONEY-Predictions for the 2016 housing market Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    No housing expert has a crystal ball, but Svenja Gudell, recently appointed chief economist for the housing site Zillow.com, has looked at enough data to make a pretty good guess. A: Next year, the combination of unemployment, population growth and the home value growth will make markets like Boise, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Omaha, Nebraska, stand out.