Jan 28, 2015

Democrats, Republicans spar over probe into '12 Libya attack

A special U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating a 2012 attack in Libya that killed an American ambassador has devolved into partisan bickering. As the panel holds its third public hearing Tuesday, Democrats complain that the panel’s Republican chairman has excluded them from crucial ...

Jan 15, 2015

U.S. Chamber chief: Cuba deal opens prospects for American business

The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday that U.S. efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs on trade presents American companies with “extraordinary opportunities” to boost business by selling everything from cars to computers. Chamber president and chief ...

Hurdles abound for Guantanamo closure, 13 years later

Jan 12, 2015

Hurdles abound for Guantanamo closure, 13 years later

Thirteen years after terror suspects first arrived in Guantanamo, the United States is sending inmates out at a faster rate than ever before — but hurdles remain in the effort to shutter it entirely. In 2014, 28 detainees were freed in “the largest single-year ...

Jan 9, 2015

Boehner douses gas tax hopes

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doubted there were enough votes in the new Republican-majority Congress to raise gasoline taxes. “I’ve never voted to raise the gas tax,” the Ohio Republican told reporters. Boehner said that when the Democrats ...

Cuba frees two more political prisoners, dissidents say

Jan 9, 2015

Cuba frees two more political prisoners, dissidents say

Cuba freed two more inmates, dissidents said on Thursday, as Havana began to release 53 people the United States considers political prisoners, as part of an agreement between the two nations aimed at ending decades of hostility. Five detainees have been liberated over the ...