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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuba has established a banking relationship in the U.S., clearing another major obstacle to the countries re-establishing diplomatic relations, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. The official refused to identify the bank, though news reports had...
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was once one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most loyal supporters. Now he hopes to become her chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. A former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor, Martin O'Malley is expected to announce his presidential...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn millions in speaking fees would no longer be able to count on taxpayer dollars to pay for their post-White House office space and staff under a bill moving forward in the House. On a voice vote,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark your calendars: Next year, Tax Day falls on April 18. Taxpayers in most states will get an extra three days to file their federal returns in 2016, the IRS said Tuesday. The filing deadline is being delayed because the District of Columbia will celebrate...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives dominating the GOP-controlled House said Tuesday that they are increasingly confident of killing a little-known federal agency that subsidizes overseas purchases of U.S. exports. They say they'll work to make sure that the Export-Import Bank,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark your calendars: Next year, Tax Day falls on April 18. The IRS said Tuesday taxpayers in most states will get an extra three days to file their federal returns. The deadline is being delayed because the District of Columbia will celebrate Emancipation Day...
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is "many years" away from being able to launch ballistic missiles from a submarine but that capability could eventually pose a threat to U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, a top U.S. military officer said Tuesday. North Korean state media reported...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans wanted to know what Scott Walker tells voters about a would-be president who lacks a college degree. So they asked the GOP Wisconsin governor about it Tuesday, and they say he passed the quiz with flying colors. Walker met privately at...
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry says it is laying off an unspecified number of employees globally as it makes changes to...
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Two children were thrown from a sport utility vehicle that struck a median wall on Interstate...
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CANNES, France (AP) — It may be the most topical film at Cannes — but "Mediterranea" — a searing account of a...
CANNES, France (AP) — "Rams," a drama set among farmers and their sheep in a remote Icelandic valley, won the...
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents have arrested a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly...