Former CIA Official Disputes Coverup Over Benghazi During Hearings
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former deputy director of the CIA is rejecting claims that political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton forced him to edit the widely debunked talking points on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack.
Factory Orders In US Up 1.6% In February
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories rose in February after two months of declines but a critical category that signals business investment plans fell.
Supreme Court Voids Overall Political Money Contribution Limits
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down limits in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.
Washington Redskins Sign DeSean Jackson
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says DeSean Jackson's contract with the Washington Redskins is worth $24 million over three years with $16 million guaranteed.
Senators Grill New GM CEO Mary Barra During Hearings On Defective Cars
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra is back before Congress, where members of a Senate subcommittee are expressing doubts that the culture at the nation's No. 1 automaker has really changed.
Jobless Bill Advancing Slowly Through Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to renew a program of benefits for the long-term unemployed has taken another step toward likely Senate approval. That comes despite complaints from Republicans that Democrats are refusing to allow votes on possible changes.
Grain And Pork Futures Mixed, Cattle Trading Higher On Chicago Board Of Trade
CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board f Trade.
Pennsylvania Township Bans Paying Utility Bills With Coins
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania township is asking residents to keep the change.
US Manufacturing Grew Faster In March
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew at a slightly faster pace in March compared with February as factory output recovered from severe winter weather. Manufacturers also received more orders, suggesting that production could strengthen further in the months ahead.
Craigslist Killer Suspect’s Sister Says Accused Murderer Is Lying About Previous Murders
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — The sister of a woman charged with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they allegedly lured through Craigslist says her sister is making up the claim that she killed more than 20 people.