Court panel orders subpoena to Vilsack be quashed

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A federal appeals court has ordered that a subpoena be quashed for testimony by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart.

Iran confirms it is holding 4 journalists

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Iran confirmed on Friday that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post and two freelance photographers, but did not disclose details about why they were being held.

Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for Gaza protest

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A Malaysian cyclist at the Commonwealth Games who wore gloves with "Save Gaza" written on them has been reprimanded by his team and warned he will be expelled if he does it again.

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.

Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.

Euro qualifying match moved amid policing spat

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The German soccer federation has moved a European Championship qualifier between Germany and Gibraltar out of Bremen after the city's government decided that organizers should help pay for police deployments at high-risk matches.

Germany-Gibraltar match moved amid policing spat

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The German football federation has moved a European Championship qualifier between Germany and Gibraltar out of Bremen after the city's government decided that organizers should help pay for police deployments at high-risk football matches.

Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia.

White House: Obama offers Netherlands condolences

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

President Barack Obama and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte (RUH'-tuh) are in agreement that Russia is still working to destabilize Ukraine.

Museums plan Piero di Cosimo exhibit in US, Italy

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Renaissance artist Piero di Cosimo's career in painting will be examined next year in a major exhibition being planned for Washington and Florence, Italy.

Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Sen. Mitch McConnell issued a strong call Thursday for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.

UNC inviting ex-athletes back to complete degrees

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

North Carolina is inviting former scholarship athletes who left before completing coursework to return and earn their degrees.

Reporter among 3 Americans believed held by Iran

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Three Americans, including a reporter for The Washington Post, appear to have been detained in Iran, the newspaper said Thursday.

Obama: FAA took 'prudent action' on Israel flights

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

President Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took "prudent action" in temporarily banning U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

House votes to simplify education tax breaks

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

Ex-Redskin turns himself in to face assault case

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has turned himself in to police in a domestic violence case.

Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.