In shift, U.S. officials fight release on bond of migrants: lawyers

In shift, U.S. officials fight release on bond of migrants: lawyers
The Obama administration is routinely arguing against the release on bond of Central American women and children at a New Mexico detention center in a policy shift meant to discourage others like them from entering the United States, say ...

Connecticut jury begins weighing charges against former governor

Connecticut jury begins weighing charges against former governor
Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland carried out a scheme to use a phony nursing home contract to hide his work as a paid adviser for a 2012 congressional candidate in violation of federal campaign law, prosecutors said on Thursday.Closing ...

Trio of Republican 2016 hopefuls stake out positions with Syria vote

Trio of Republican 2016 hopefuls stake out positions with Syria vote
Three likely Republican White House contenders thrust the party's foreign policy divide into the spotlight with their Thursday votes and comments on a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels.While Florida Senator Marco Rubio voted in favor of the plan, ...

U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels

U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels
The U.S. Senate on Thursday easily approved controversial legislation requested by President Barack Obama to allow the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels in their fight against Islamic State militants.Senate passage, by a vote of 73-22, came a ...

U.S. House Speaker Boehner bemoans notion ‘I don’t have to work’

U.S. House Speaker Boehner bemoans notion ‘I don’t have to work’
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed his dissatisfaction with a chronically high jobless rate and complained of a "very sick idea" that the unemployed would "rather just sit around."The top House Republican said there were ...

U.S. calls for Japan to buckle down on Pacific trade pact

U.S. calls for Japan to buckle down on Pacific trade pact
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman urged Japan on Thursday to ramp up efforts on a Pacific trade pact ahead of planned talks with his Japanese counterpart next week.A stand-off between the United States and Japan, the two biggest economies ...