White House backs use of body cameras by police

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in Ferguson, Missouri.

DNR, MSU collaborate to hone conservation skills

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources have announced an online program to help conservation officers develop and sharpen their crime-fighting skills.

US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers.

First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters.

AP sources: US would hit back against Assad attack

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.

GOP blocks women's bill, Dems see campaign fodder

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Monday aimed at pressuring employers to pay women the same as men, a vote Democrats knew they would lose but scheduled in hopes of attracting support from female voters in November's elections.

Champagne confirms plan to challenge Blatter

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge President Sepp Blatter in next year's election.

Powerful Washington lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.

Obama civil rights nominee withdraws

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

President Barack Obama's pick to be the government's chief civil rights attorney withdrew his nomination for the post Monday.

Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday.

Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill.

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library.

US: NKorea uses detainees as political pawns

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The U.S. says North Korea is using detained American citizens as political pawns, after a 24-year-old Californian man was sentenced to six years of hard labor there.

Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq.

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

A federal judge ruled Monday that a Florida woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.

As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn't have been more different.

Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution.