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Stories with person: Bill Nelson
  • Senate moves forward on 6-year highway, transit bill 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 9:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Wednesday to take up a sweeping transportation bill a little over a week before states will face a cutoff of highway and transit aid in the middle of the summer construction season.

  • Lawmakers back company responsible for decade-old Gulf leak 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 4:40 am

    WASHINGTON - Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.

  • Second company probed for air bag inflator malfunctions story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 3:18 pm

    DETROIT - The problem of exploding air bags could be widening beyond Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp.

  • The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):

  • Durbin meets with officials in Haiti to talk US assistance 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:44 am

    CHICAGO - The office of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says he has met with officials in Haiti to discuss the status of U.S. assistance programs more than five years after an earthquake killed thousands.