Dec 12, 2014

Senate panel votes to authorize U.S. war against Islamic State

A Senate panel voted to give President Barack Obama a three-year authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State and affiliates, opening a debate that’s unlikely to be settled until the new Congress convenes next month. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee acted ...

Nov 14, 2014

Takata to face U.S. Senate grilling over deadly air bags

Japanese auto parts maker Takata will face the heat of a U.S. Senate hearing next week as lawmakers investigate the firm’s defective air bags now linked to at least five deaths. The Senate Commerce Committee said it had set a hearing for next Thursday ...

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

A new Senate proposal to curb the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak. Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, ...