Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it called an al-Qaida affiliate elsewhere in Syria.

Critics: Gas tax question will harm roads, bridges

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Opponents of a ballot question that would repeal a new law linking future increases in the state gas tax to the rate of inflation say the question would undermine efforts to fix crumbling Massachusetts roads and bridges.

Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.

Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible — with a circle drawn around the White House.

Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.

Dole campaigns for Roberts in Kansas Senate race

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

A newly upholstered chair and an American flag dominated Village Square Mall on the west side of Dodge City, the Kansas hometown of Sen. Pat Roberts, who is seeking re-election. But the man who took the seat — and who commanded the audience of more than 200 — wasn't Roberts.

Afghan president-elect seeks favor in Washington

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington.

Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.

Administration moves to discourage corporate ‘inversions’

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

The Obama administration announced regulatory steps Monday to deter U.S. corporations from merging with foreign companies and shifting their headquarters to countries with lower tax rates.

Administration moves to discourage corporate ‘inversions’

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

The Obama administration late Monday announced regulatory steps to deter U.S. corporations from merging with foreign companies and shifting their headquarters to countries with lower tax rates.