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  • Carter, Dole wives aid White House troop effort 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Showing that some issues can bridge the political divide, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, joined by former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, offered new sources of much-needed support Friday for millions of people who care for wounded service members and veterans, oftentimes at great emotional, physical and financial cost.

  • Jeter to give talk at upstate NY college in Dec. 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:20 am
  • CLINTON, New York - Derek Jeter's post-season plans during his first few months in retirement include a public appearance at an upstate New York college.

  • Young has 3 hits, 3 SBs, 4 runs, Mets beat Braves 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:48 pm
  • ATLANTA - Eric Young Jr. is proving he's an important part of the Mets' winning formula.

  • Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:41 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

  • Ethics talk heats up Georgia governor's race 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:20 pm
  • ATLANTA - The state ethics commission and all its staffing issues, lawsuits and allegations of outside influence have quickly become a key issue in this year's governor's race, with Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic rival Jason Carter sparring Tuesday over who's to blame for the mess and how to fix it.

  • Cochran runs ads against 'powerful interests' 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Out-of-state groups on Monday continued pouring money into Mississippi's Republican primary, criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for staying in office too long. The six-term lawmaker responded with his own ads against challenger Chris McDaniel.

  • LBJ summit celebrates law's 50th anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:59 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Four U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, are scheduled to headline a summit this week that commemorates the signing of a law 50 years ago that brought broad changes in America's social fabric.

  • Ohio burial for ex-defense secretary Schlesinger 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:55 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Former U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Schlesinger is being buried this weekend next to his late wife in the Ohio city where she was from.

  • New play 'Camp David' retraces 1978 peace accord 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Thirty-six years after President Jimmy Carter made peace between Egypt and Israel, "Camp David" is now both history and theater.

  • Reports detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:01 pm
  • ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, helped in large part by the sale of an auto salvage company he co-owned, has reported an improvement in his personal finances heading into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizable debts.

  • Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired - and dismissed - by presidents of both parties.

  • Divided federal appeals judges debate Obamacare 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A split federal appeals court on Tuesday grappled with an issue that is crucial to the success of President Barack Obama's health care law, debating whether the government can subsidize premiums for people who buy insurance on exchanges run by Washington.

  • Army head to decide rank of disgraced general 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:29 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.

  • Carter: Russian invasion of Crimea 'inevitable' 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:53 am
  • NEW YORK - Former President Jimmy Carter says the Crimean annexation was "inevitable" because Russia considers the peninsula to be part of its country and so many Crimeans consider themselves Russian.

  • Ex-President Carter fears US monitoring 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 6:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that U.S. intelligence monitoring has run out of control since the 9/11 terror attacks, and he now hand-writes and mails sensitive letters to foreign and American leaders because he can't trust his email or telephone to be secure.

  • Jimmy Carter in talks with Venezuela on disease 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:45 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he hopes to visit Venezuela next month to arrange to airlift medics to treat river blindness among a remote tribe on the Brazilian border.

  • Carter: Boycott of Israel "too much" 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 2:47 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he doesn't support the Palestinian-led "boycott, divest, sanction" campaign against Israel but said products made in Israel-occupied Palestinian territories should be clearly labeled so buyers can make a choice about them.

  • Black newspaper dynasty gives way to new guard 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 9:11 am
  • ATLANTA - Whenever M. Alexis Scott walks past the old Atlanta Daily World headquarters on Auburn Avenue, a tinge of melancholy sweeps over her.

  • Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra prosecutor, has died 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:14 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a criminal investigation of the labyrinth that became known as the Iran-Contra affair, chief prosecutor Lawrence E. Walsh stood out to his team of lawyers as a fiercely independent old-school Republican.

  • Ex-Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss dies at 95 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 10:49 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Bob Strauss could work with anybody - Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Soviets, Israelis and Arabs. Playing the game and making the deal made his day.