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  • Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Fattah of corruption story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-29-15 7:04 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off an illegal $1 million campaign loan with federal grants and charitable donations, funneled campaign funds toward his son's student loans and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a Porsche his TV anchor wife never sold, prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a racketeering indictment against him.

  • Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at each step.

  • Riders livid after power problems again cause Amtrak delays 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 11:22 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid and transit officials apologizing for the fourth such problem in a week.

  • Kerry: Agreement on Iran issue only alternative to force story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 10:48 am

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that if Congress disapproves of the Iranian nuclear deal, it will undermine President Barack Obama's ability to act throughout the world.

  • Poll: Majority of Americans favor diplomatic ties with Cuba story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 7:39 am

    WASHINGTON - Nearly three-fourths of Americans think the United States should have diplomatic ties with Cuba, but they're not sure how far to go in lifting sanctions, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Monday as full diplomatic relations between the two countries were formally restored.

  • Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Cuban national flag fluttered in the Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of estrangement, formally re-establishing relations severed at the height of the Cold War. But the symbolism of an embassy ceremony could not conceal deep, lingering conflicts between the nations.

  • Race the clock: Key Democrats size up Obama's Iran deal 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 3:20 am

    WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers say they're going to make those 60 days count.

  • Yellen: Higher rates won't derail recovery 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 5:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought to reassure worried lawmakers on Thursday that when the Fed begins to raise interest rates, it will be careful not to derail the economy.

  • Menendez defense raises more than $1.5M since indictment story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 9:43 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has raised more than $1.5 million for his legal defense fund since he was indicted on federal corruption charges in April and has spent more than $867,000 defending himself, according to a review of a disclosure filed with the Senate.

  • White House seeking Democrats to support Iran nuclear deal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-14-15 5:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Just hours after announcing a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran on Tuesday, the White House launched a robust lobbying campaign to persuade skeptical Democrats in Congress to approve the deal.

  • US to boost Malaysia for addressing human trafficking 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 11:27 pm

    The U.S. plans to laud Malaysia for improving efforts to combat human trafficking in an upcoming annual report just a year after blacklisting the Southeast Asian country for failing to protect men, women and children forced into modern-day slavery.

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 3 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:28 pm

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

  • The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):