Donald Trump to break ground for new DC hotel

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Donald Trump hopes to bring his signature brand of glitz to the nation's capital with a new luxury hotel in the city's third-tallest building.

Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.

Judges in health care rulings vote party line

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.

SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.

Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.

Government drafting birth control accommodation

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.

Undercover probe finds health law failings

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.

7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.

Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race.

A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.

Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.

Judge approves 1st settlement in 38 Studios case

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A judge on Tuesday approved the first settlement in the lawsuit brought by the state's economic development agency over the collapsed video game company founded by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

Senate panel approves Vietnam nuclear agreement

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe.

First lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national "Drink Up" campaign launched in September.

Gov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally.

Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.

Senators urge new sanctions against Russia

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They are also asking President Barack Obama to add a Ukrainian rebel group to a U.S. terrorism blacklist.

FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.