More AP - National Articles

  • Correction: FBI Headquarters story

    Updated: 3 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 29 about the search for a new FBI headquarters, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the warehouse under consideration as a potential site was located in Franconia, Virginia. The warehouse is actually in the neighboring community of...

  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

    Updated: 3 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress,...

  • US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

    Updated: 5 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The drop interrupted a prolonged advance in the market and erased its gains for July. It was only...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: 5 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • IRS releases tax lien against company

    Updated: 15 min ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The IRS has released a tax lien against a company once led by a candidate for Arkansas lieutenant governor. The tax lien was for $83,277 and was placed on Burkhalter & Stevens Inc. of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported...

  • A look at the impact of Wisconsin's union law

    Updated: 16 min ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers likely spells the end of the three-year legal fight over Gov. Scott Walker's signature initiative. Here are five repercussions...

  • GOP's Cochran seeks voters at 'Giant Houseparty'

    Updated: 30 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Thursday that he's asking for the support of Mississippi voters in November "no matter your skin color, or how much money you have." Cochran and his Democratic challenger, former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, spoke to thousands...

  • L-3 fires 4 workers over accounting misconduct

    Updated: 32 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Defense contractor L-3 Communications said Thursday that it fired four employees after discovering they overstated the company's profit and sales from a contract with the U.S. government. The New York company said a fifth employee resigned. It said the employees, who...

  • FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

    Updated: 33 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease. The agency approved Striverdi Respimat for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes bronchitis and emphysema...

  • Obama order presses contractors to obey labor laws

    Updated: 34 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an...

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