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Pentagon: No US deaths in Afghanistan in March

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there were no U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan in March — the first zero-fatality month there since January 2007.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Deadline brings high interest for health insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy initiative.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Official: Deal emerging on Mideast talks extension

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is closer to a deal that would rescue the faltering Mideast peace talks, pushing a formula that would include the release of convicted U.S. spy Jonathan Pollard and freedom for hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel, an official close to the negotiations said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Malaysian credibility in jet hunt challenged again

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were "Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero," rather than "All right, good night." But to Malaysian officials whose credibility has been questioned almost from the beginning, it means a great deal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' new CEO and the head of the nation's auto safety watchdog are headed to Congress to testify about a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Obama gets bill giving docs temporary Medicare fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress once again has given doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014

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