Pakistan: Blasphemy suspect who jumped off building healing

A Pakistani official says a blasphemy suspect who suffered serious injuries after jumping off a federal building is now in stable condition.


There are 3 important reasons Wall Street’s simmering inflation worries are premature

Wall Street is worried about inflation as the passage of new tax cuts and a sharply higher budget deficit have raised fears of more aggressive interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. There are three reasons to believe the market is getting ahead of


Will Trump Wage A Privately Funded War?

If Trump uses billionaire Sheldon Adelson's money to build an embassy in Jerusalem, it would be a violation of the U.S. Constitution, a violation of federal law, an end run around Congress and a big step toward presidential anarchy.


Russian doping whistleblower lives life in remarkable disguise because he fears for his life

RUSSIAN doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov wears a full face mask and sunglasses in a televised interview – because he fears for his life. The 59-year-old, who is the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, is protected by AmericaR


Ted Cruz losing 2018 fundraising race to likely Democratic challenger, filings show

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's likely Democratic challenger has far outpaced the Texas Republican in fundraising so far this election year, federal filings show.

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Execution date set for man who killed federal judge with package bomb

A man convicted of killing a federal judge in a 1989 package bombing in Alabama is scheduled to be executed this year, the attorney general’s office said Friday.

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Lawsuit: Detained immigrant beaten for role in hunger strike

A guard at a privately run immigration jail beat a detainee because the man joined a hunger strike protesting conditions at the facility, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a federal lawsuit Friday.


Two women are vying to be the first Native American congresswomen

There's never been a Native American woman elected to federal office — yet these two are seeking to change that


Tesla, GM buyers to lose $7,500 tax credit within a year

Time is running out for buyers of the best-selling plug-in vehicles to get a $7,500 federal tax credit with their purchase.


Martin Shkreli controversies: A timeline of events

Martin Shkreli, the former biotech CEO known for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug, was convicted on federal charges he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds.


‘We Need The Wall!’ Mexico Must Do More to Combat MS-13, Trump Says

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is calling on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members from traveling through their country on the way to the U.S.Trump tweets that gang members are being removed “by the thousands” by federal law enforcem


Stock futures point to higher open for Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index were higher on Friday as bond yields retreated for the second straight day, with investors also focusing on speeches by Federal Reserve officials for their views on interest rates.


Federal documents tie some of the biggest programs in college basketball to activity that appears to violate NCAA rules: Report

Former NBA agent Andy Miller allegedly facilitated cash advances to ineligible college basketball players, according to a Yahoo Sports report Friday.


Xcerra Calls Off $580 Million Deal Amid Scrutiny

Xcerra Corp. has agreed to terminate its sale to a Chinese group, citing difficulty in securing federal approval for the $580 million deal.


These 5 states would see added insult to injury if the federal gas tax goes up

Thomson Reuters Pennsylvania, California, Washington, Hawaii, and New York all have the tax. Washington is considering a $.25 per gallon increase in the tax. Watch Washington on this, as this tax could fund infrastructure reform. The Trump administrati


U.S. judge denies Manafort's request to modify his bail terms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lost a bid on Thursday to modify the terms of his bail, after a federal judge said his proposal to pledge certain properties as collateral was "unsatisfactory."


Tepid Federal Support For Energy R&D Is A National Travesty, Bush Environmental Czar Says

Even if Congress prevent's Trump's effort to slash energy research and development, the tepid level of federal support for energy R andD remains a "national travesty," said James Connaughton, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality for G


Federal Reserve policymakers more confident about economy

Minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting will fuel debate over whether US interest rates should rise.

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Hired gunman may have killed Seattle federal prosecutor, report says

New evidence suggests the killing of Seattle federal prosecutor Thomas Wales in 2001 may have been the doing of a small group of people and a hired gunman, an FBI official familiar with the investigation told the Seattle Times.

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Ex-Arkansas judge faces prison term in sexual favors case

A former Arkansas judge who's set to be sentenced Wednesday for giving lighter sentences to male defendants in return for sexual favors had been investigated for similar crimes while a part-time prosecutor more than two decades ago, but federal prosecutor

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Police arrest Vegas man suspected in attacks on homeless men

The man suspected of fatally shooting two homeless men in Las Vegas, wounding a third and shooting a fourth north of the city earlier this year is now in federal custody, authorities announced Tuesday.


'Making a Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey asks Supreme Court to review his case

Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series on Netflix asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a federal appeals court decision that held his confession was voluntary.

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FBI had probed convicted ex-Arkansas judge 20 years ago

A former Arkansas judge who admitted giving lighter sentences to male defendants in return for sexual favors was investigated for similar crimes while a part-time deputy prosecutor more than two decades ago, but federal prosecutors opted not to charge him


5 charts that show how powerful the NRA is

REUTERS/John Sommers IIThe National Rifle Association represents less than a fifth of all American gun owners, yet it remains one of the most powerful gun rights lobbies in the United States. For decades, the NRA has successfully blocked federal action &m

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