February 5, 2013 RSS feed / Nation

President signs bill averting gov’t default

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill raising the government’s borrowing limit, averting a default and delaying the next clash over the nation’s debt until later this year. More...

$24.4B founder-led deal to privatize Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Slumping personal computer maker Dell is selling itself for $24.4 billion to its founder and a group of investors that includes Microsoft. More...

Small Ala. town: Relief that child hostage is safe

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. For six anguished days, people in this small Alabama town asked just one question about the 5-year-old boy being held hostage in an underground bunker by a menacing, unpredictable neighbor: “Is he free yet?” More...

Guantanamo judge allows testimony

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for the Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of orchestrating the deadly attack on the USS Cole will present expert testimony today at a pretrial hearing on how to conduct a mental examination of a torture victim. More...

Governor meets with Democratic leaders

AUGUSTA (AP) — GOP Gov. Paul LePage on Monday ended a two-month stalemate by holding a sought-after face-to-face meeting with Democratic legislative leaders that was also attended by key Republicans. More...

Commuters’ time in traffic costs $121B

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An annual study of national driving patterns shows that Americans spent 5.5 billion additional hours sitting in traffic in 2011. More...

More diversity likely in next Obama picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ready to put a diverse face on his administration in his new wave of Cabinet nominees — an image that was missing as he filled the first round of vacancies of his second term with a parade of wh More...

GOP mixed on Hagel filibuster possibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. More...

FDA allows generic version of cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say approval of the first generic version of cancer drug Doxil will help resolve a lingering shortage triggered by manufacturing deficiencies. More...

College to name center after Newtown principal

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York college plans to establish a new education center in honor of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was a doctoral candidate in the college’s educational leadership program. More...