Politics

  1. Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills 18-year-old in Missouri
    Michael Walsh

    Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills 18-year-old in Missouri

  2. Cops around the country give away money with Secret Santa project
    Caitlin Dickson

    Cops around the country give away money with Secret Santa project

  3. O’Reilly: New York Mayor de Blasio ‘should resign’
    Dylan Stableford

    O’Reilly: New York Mayor de Blasio ‘should resign’

  4. How the U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy impregnate his wife
    Caitlin Dickson

    How the U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy impregnate his wife

  5. Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev wants 'supporters’ moved away from courthouse
    Holly Bailey

    Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev wants 'supporters’ moved away from courthouse

  6. Juan Williams' son on why he became a Republican
    Jon Ward

    Juan Williams' son on why he became a Republican

  7. NYT to Obama: Appoint prosecutor to investigate Cheney for torture
    Dylan Stableford

    NYT to Obama: Appoint prosecutor to investigate Cheney for torture

  8. NYPD chief doesn't support officers turning their backs on mayor
    Dylan Stableford

    NYPD chief doesn't support officers turning their backs on mayor

  9. Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings
    Dylan Stableford

    Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings

  10. How President Obama unwinds
    Olivier Knox

    How President Obama unwinds

  • Former President Bush, 90, to spend fourth night in Houston hospital

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Doctors in Houston have decided to keep former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in the hospital for a fourth night since his bout with shortness of breath, though his condition has improved and he "remains in high spirits," his spokesman said on Friday. Bush, 90, was taken by…

    Reuters
  • On Christmas visit with troops, Obama lauds end of Afghanistan mission

    By Julia Edwards KANOEHE BAY, Hawaii (Reuters) - One week before the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops on Thursday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay. One man in the crowd…

    Reuters
  • As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow

    By Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack Obama's growing effort to beat back Islamic State militants threatening the Baghdad government, a senior U.S. official said. How…

    Reuters
  • Former South Carolina Governor Edwards dies at 87

    (Reuters) - James Edwards, the first Republican elected governor of South Carolina since post-Civil War Reconstruction who also served in President Ronald Reagan's Cabinet, died on Friday at age 87, his family said. Edwards' election in 1974 marked a key early moment in South Carolina's shift away…

    Reuters
  • The weirdest political stories of 2014

    From therapy chickens to the Palin brawl to a Seth Rogen movie causing an international incident, a look back at the year that was

    Yahoo News
  • Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills 18-year-old in Missouri

    Violent protests broke out at a Mobil gas station in Berkeley, Mo., where an officer fatally shot an armed man who pointed a handgun at him, police said. Four people were arrested for assaulting police officers and at least two officers were treated for injuries.

    Yahoo News
  • Cops around the country give away money with Secret Santa project

    Law enforcement officers across the country are handing out $100 bills thanks to generous donors inspired by a viral Secret Santa project.

    Yahoo News
  • Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev wants 'supporters’ moved away from courthouse

    Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pressing a judge to move his so-called supporters away from the Boston courthouse where his trial begins next month.

    Yahoo News
  • NYC Police Threatened 40 Times Since 2 Cops Killed

    There have been 40 separate threats against New York City police since two officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn Saturday, the NYPD said today.Half of those threats have been deemed not credible. The rest are still under investigation. There have been four arrests in the four days since the…

    ABC News
  • Here's What the Internet Looks Like in North Korea

    When the Internet in North Korea crashed this week for nearly 10 hours, it's unlikely that many of the reclusive nation's millions of residents noticed.That's because so few North Koreans have access to the Internet, and when they do, they see a very different online world than what most other…

    ABC News
  • AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give…

    Associated Press52 mins ago
  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, Dec. 27, the 361st day of 2014. There are four days left in the year.

    Associated Press
  • President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 7

    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the seventh day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Friday:

    Associated Press
  • How the AP-Times Square Alliance poll was conducted

    The Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 12-14. It is based on online interviews of 1,017 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

    Associated Press
  • Health care findings you may have missed in 2014

    $70 billion in "improper" Medicare Advantage payments and the problem shared by 80 percent of nursing homes.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Federal politics findings you may have missed

    Were you paying attention? Here are some of the major money in politics stories the Center helped bring to light in 2014.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Good news on health care in 2014, but we're still spending too much

    Commentary: fewer uninsured, but debt, mental health coverage and dental care are on the agenda for 2015.

    Center for Public Integrity