Executive Branch

  • U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft: Washington Post

    The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, said a final…

  • Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer and injuring more than 100, the interior ministry said.

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  • Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95.

    Associated Press
  • Obama Will Restore Mt. McKinley's Name To Denali On Alaska Trip

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.The historic change, coming at…

    Huffington Post
  • US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader…

    Associated Press
  • Ohio Politics Now: John Kasich off to Michigan, New Hampshire for presidential campaign stops

    Want to know what’s happening in Ohio government and politics? Gov. John Kasich goes back out on the presidential campaign trail where he will be in Michigan for a 1 p.m. forum today sponsored by Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security.

    The Columbus Dispatch
  • Obama invites Pakistan's PM to the White House October 22

    US President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Washington October 22, the White House said in a statement Sunday. US national security adviser Susan Rice, who extended the invitation when met with Sharif in Islamabad over weekend, commended Pakistan for…

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    Putin pumps iron

    The Kremlin has released footage of President Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev working out.

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