Report to Congress warns of rising financial threats

A new government report to Congress warns of rising threats to U.S. financial stability, including the looming risk of surging corporate loan defaults. While big banks and other systemically important financial institutions have been steadily reducing their risks since the

Obama order clears way for private ransom payments

President Obama unveiled new rules Wednesday that would basically allow families to offer private ransom payments for relatives kidnapped overseas. While the federal will continue to refuse to make ransom payments, Obama and other officials said families will no longer

John Kerry breaks leg in bike crash; ends overseas trip early

Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Boston for treatment of a broken right leg, an injury he sustained Sunday in a fall after hitting a curb while cycling part of the Tour de France route in eastern France.

Federal court blocks Obama’s immigration plan

A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to allow President Obama’s program to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation from going into effect. The decision by a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals adds another

Clinton refuses to testify twice on Benghazi attacks

Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed Monday to testify once, but not twice, before the special House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton attorney David Kendall, in a letter to the

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