After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

Obama: US worried about worsening Gaza conditions

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

President Barack Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week.

Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said Sunday.

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

Palestinian says Israeli action extends conflict

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

A senior Palestinian official says Israeli aggression will not bring peace to the region.

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR but not security

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion, but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he pressed his nation's case on America's Sunday news programs.

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.

Quinn proclaims Frank Thomas Day in Illinois

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a proclamation making Sunday Frank Thomas Day as the former Chicago White Sox slugger is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

|Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behavior" in the Ukraine crisis.

Obama plays golf with ESPN hosts

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with the hosts of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption."

Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow.

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working with Congress.

Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic

|Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.

Friday Sports In Brief

|Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th Stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: