Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
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After Obama’s NSA Speech, Tech Companies Wait and See Mr. Obama didn’t mention two issues about which tech executives have expressed concerns: secret government taps on overseas data centers and the weakening of encryption standards. But the president took a step toward acknowledging one of the industry’s ... 01/18/2014 - 3:42 am | View Link
Few Olive Branches for Tech in Obama NSA Speech Obama never mentioned two issues about which tech executives have expressed concerns: secret government taps on overseas data centers and the weakening of encryption standards. The president took a step toward acknowledging one of the industry’s biggest ... 01/17/2014 - 2:25 pm | View Link
Obama taps Dutchess County native Jeh C. Johnson to be Homeland Security boss Johnson’s experience in dealing with overseas actions and counterterror decisions may also be helpful for a department still trying to define its role in the fight against terrorism. Homeland Security has a growing footprint around the world. If ... 10/18/2013 - 3:12 am | View Link
Obama taps ex-Pentagon lawyer as DHS chief He credited Johnson with helping design and implement policies to dismantle the core of the al-Qaida terror organization overseas and to repeal the ban on openly gay service members in the U.S. military. "He's been there in the Situation Room, at the table ... 10/18/2013 - 1:15 am | View Link
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Prime Minister Iurie Leanca, whose government forged closer ties with the European Union and who has used European money to bring some economic improvement to the country, has been appealing to voters to stick with the current reforms.
Opinion polls show pro-European ahead of the pro-Russian parties, but the outcome is far from certain.
Since no party is expected to win a majority of votes, the ultimate outcome will depend on whether the party with the most votes can forge a coalition.
Usatii, the businessman who fled Friday, announced his departure in an online video, and called on his supporters not to stage violent protests.
On Wednesday they identified 15 Moldovan and Russian suspects allegedly planning unrest, and said searches of their homes had uncovered pistols, grenade launchers, military uniforms, plans to attack unnamed institutes and large sums of money.
In a test of their sense of financial security, the Swiss are being asked to vote on a proposal to make the central bank hold a fifth of its reserves in gold within five years.
The proposal is opposed by the government and financial leaders but aims to capitalize on a growing sense of caution among the Swiss about the perceived dangers and increasing volatility of financial markets.
The experience of the 2008 global financial crisis, triggered in part by complex investments that brought down multiple banks and bankrupted states, is fresh in people's memories.
"Initial market reaction to a yes vote would be a sharply higher price — a $50 dollar rise looks plausible," said Carsten Fritsch, commodity analyst at Commerzbank.
 1973, Switzerland was part of the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates and the value of the Swiss franc was defined in grams of gold.
A gold-buying binge could also hurt the Swiss economy by reducing the amount of money the central bank has to spend on keeping a lid on the strong Swiss franc.
Police have used water cannons to break up a protest by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.
The Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria seized some 20 Lebanese soldiers and police officers in August during a brief cross-border raid.
The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded £337 million ($530 million, 425 million euros) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court. Details of the payment to US-born Jamie Cooper-Hohn, 49, emerged after a draft judgement was given to lawyers ahead of a
Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft’s historic landing on a comet captivated the world. Hayabusa2 had been set to blast off aboard Japan’s main H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima S