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Stories with subject: Government policy
  • 1965 Immigration Act, presented as symbolic, changed nation story has photos
    Updated: Oct-03-15 1:12 pm

    NEW YORK - It was considered a symbolic move - President Lyndon Johnson going to the Statue of Liberty and signing an immigration bill that gave people from every country in the world an equal chance to come to America.

  • Public defender says court appointed defense pays little 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 11:10 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio public defender says qualified lawyers are increasingly cutting back on court-appointed work representing poor defendants, leaving that work to less-experienced attorneys.

  • Portugal: A look at the election of a new government 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 2:18 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal holds a general election Sunday when the country's 9.7 million eligible voters choose a government for the next four years. Here are some of the issues:

  • Clinton campaign wants N. Carolina immigration bill vetoed 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:31 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign wants North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to veto a measure that restricts acceptable identification documents for immigrants and prevents local policies directing police not to ask about a person's immigration status.

  • Stock market shakes off an early stumble, ends higher story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:16 pm

    NEW YORK - News of slower hiring last month jolted markets early Friday, driving government bonds up and the dollar down. The stock market, after slumping in early trading, finished the day with a solid gain.

  • France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:14 pm

    PARIS - With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow's airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government.

  • Texas birth certificate denials for US-born kids get hearing story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:24 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lawyers for immigrant families denied birth certificates for U.S.-born children by Texas health officials told a federal judge Friday that a state agency must provide another option if certain forms of foreign-issued identification cannot be accepted.

  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education.

  • Connecticut tobacco farmers look to new markets in Cuba 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 4:58 pm

    SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut - As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba.

  • An ailing global economy starts to weigh on US job market story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 4:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States.

  • Fiorina pushes government accountability, immigration reform 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:49 pm

    AIKEN, South Carolina - Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina told an Aiken audience Friday she would require federal agencies to account for each dollar requested in their budgets, part of her continuing demand that government spending be put on a diet.

  • India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:19 pm

    NEW DELHI - India's long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world's No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant efforts to rein in the growth of emissions linked to its fast-surging demands for energy, analysts said Friday.

  • Again? Health care debate expands for 2016 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - America's health care debate has been called an unhealthy political obsession. But if the 2016 presidential hopefuls have any say, it's about to get bigger.

  • Microfactory hosting event to build at-home coffee roaster 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:31 am

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Teams of thinkers, designers and others are gathering in Louisville to try to come up with a system for roasting fresh coffee at home.

  • Bernanke, in new memoir, recalls Lehman's 'surreal' failure story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Ben Bernanke recalls the September weekend in 2008 when regulators sought desperately but in vain to save the investment bank Lehman Brothers as a "terrible, surreal moment."

  • Congress passes bill easing small business health law rules 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress approved bipartisan legislation Thursday aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:18 pm

    STOCKHOLM - As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.

  • Democrats block veterans funding bill as budget talks loom 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 4:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democrats on Thursday blocked the Senate from turning to a $78 billion spending measure for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military base construction. They and the White House argue that it's part of an overall GOP budget framework that shortchanges spending on other domestic programs.

  • House passes defense bill that Obama threatens to veto story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House on Thursday approved a multibillion-dollar defense policy bill despite a White House veto threat.

  • Brazil currency tumbles, but Olympic ticket prices stay put 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 2:22 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Some foreign ticket buyers for next year's Olympics are paying higher prices than they should, failing to benefit from the steep decline in the value of the Brazilian currency against the dollar.

  • Brazil currency tumbles, but Olympic ticket prices stay put 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:55 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Some foreign ticket buyers for next year's Olympics are paying higher prices than they should, failing to benefit from the steep decline in the value of the Brazilian currency against the dollar.

  • Bahrain ends meat, poultry subsidies amid oil price slide 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:42 am

    MANAMA, Bahrain - The tiny island kingdom of Bahrain has ended its government subsidies on meat and poultry products as countries across the Persian Gulf scramble to deal with low global oil prices.

  • As oil wealth dwindles, Saudi Arabia faces change story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:50 am

    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - At a gas station in Saudi Arabia's second largest city of Jiddah, drivers are fueling up their cars at just 45 cents a gallon - four times less than the price of water.

  • Clinton seeking to organize Latino voters ahead of primaries 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:51 am

    NEW YORK - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is planning a major push to organize Latino voters ahead of the Nevada caucuses and early primary contests in Texas, Florida and Colorado, all with an eye toward connecting with Hispanics in the 2016 election.

  • Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China and Fed story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 6:31 pm

    Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a fidgety freefall.