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Floods blamed for 16 pipeline spills

Updated: 01/03/2013 - A new report to Congress says pipeline spills caused by flooding dumped 2.4 million gallons of crude oil and other hazardous liquids into U.S. waterways over the past two decades.

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Fed minutes show some concerns on bond purchases

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Federal Reserve policymakers expressed broad support last month for the Fed's plan to buy bonds to support the U.S. economy. But they differed over how long to keep buying bonds to drive down long-term interest rates.

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Clinton to return to work next week

Updated: 01/03/2013 - The State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to return to work next week after being treated for a blood clot in her head.

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McConnell called obstructionist by critics in Kentucky

Updated: 01/03/2013 - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, a key negotiator in fiscal cliff talks, has come under attack from groups back home who brand him as an obstructionist whose strategy has benefited many of his campaign donors.

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Penn. governor plans to sue NCAA over Penn St. sanctions

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has scheduled a news conference to discuss his plans to sue the NCAA over sanctions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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Despite deal, taxes to rise for most Americans

Updated: 01/02/2013 - The tax package negotiated by President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans and passed by Congress will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase.

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Obama lauds House vote on 'fiscal cliff'

Posted: 01/01/2013 - President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation's tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the "fiscal cliff" deal approved in Congress.

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House gives final passage to fiscal cliff bill

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Legislation to block the "fiscal cliff" is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. The bill will avoid, for now, the major tax increases and government spending cuts that had been scheduled to take effect with the new year.

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Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

Updated: 12/31/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

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Nine killed in Oregon tour bus accident

Updated: 12/30/2012 - A tour bus careened through a guardrail along an icy Oregon highway, killing nine people and injuring about 20 others, authorities said.

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