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  • Wife of gyrocopter pilot: 'Very brave,' but he broke the law

    A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is a patriot, his wife said in a brief interview Friday. Doug Hughes was charged with operating an...
  • Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

    A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint...
  • Gender-based pay disparities persist in Maryland

    Gender-based pay disparities persist in Maryland
    Women in Maryland earn less than men for the same work in every county but Prince George's, new data shows, yet the state fares better than most, according to another survey, with the second-smallest gender-based pay gap in the nation. Overall, women...
  • Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans' to-do list as law takes hold

    Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans' to-do list as law takes hold
    After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over. GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Obama remains in office and unwilling to again...
  • Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill

    Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. On Iran, Medicare, education and trade, Republicans and Democrats have come together to make deals, and that's something rarely seen lately. "It's great," Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said...
  • New England editorial roundup

    The Republican of Springfield (Mass.), April 16, 2015 Prepare to hear a litany of tales of atrocities perpetrated by the tyrannical Castro regime in Cuba over the last half-century. Many of them are even likely to be true. The stories will be told by...
  • Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter

    Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter
    Democrats were once the party of the white working man — but that was a long time ago. In the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama won only one-third of the votes of white working-class men, a modern-day low. Mitt Romney, who didn't seem much...
  • Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire

    The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class. Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects...
  • Global finance leaders see economy strengthening

    Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will default on its bailout loans. The officials from the Group of...
  • Diplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOP

    With a tone of outrage and eye-rolling dismissiveness, President Barack Obama and his White House team are working out their aggressions on Republicans. Well into the final quarter of Obama's presidency the White House approach is, if you can't join 'em,...
  • Last 2 Raiders giving congressional medal to Ohio museum

    And then were two. Although most of the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" beat long odds 73 years ago, surviving anti-aircraft fire, crashed planes and vengeful Japanese soldiers, time has been taking its own toll. Since their 70th anniversary reunion at the...
  • Obama compromise with Congress on Iran deal signals shift in approach

    Obama compromise with Congress on Iran deal signals shift in approach
    As the U.S. and other world powers closed in on a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran last month, a few senators were invited to a White House Situation Room briefing for a progress report. At one point, one of them interjected to ask about another...