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USDA warns CA poultry producer linked to outbreak

Posted: 10/09/2013 - The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.

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House passes bill to restore death benefits

Updated: 10/09/2013 - The Republican-led House has passed legislation to restore death benefits to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers halted by the government shutdown.

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Boehner sending small group to Obama meeting

Updated: 10/09/2013 - House Speaker John Boehner's office says a small group of House Republicans will meet with President Barack Obama Thursday instead of the full caucus that the White House invited.

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ACLU files complaint against Border Patrol in Ariz

Posted: 10/09/2013 - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a federal government probe into allegations of constitutional rights violations by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona.

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Gov't clarifies timing to avoid health law fines

Posted: 10/09/2013 - You'll have to get coverage by Valentine's Day or thereabouts to avoid penalties for being uninsured, the Obama administration confirms, clarifying one of the health care law's least popular requirements.

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VA chief: Shutdown could hit millions of vets

Posted: 10/09/2013 - If the partial government shutdown continues into late October, America's veterans will feel the impact. That message was delivered to Congress today by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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VA secretary: Shutdown could hit millions of vets

Posted: 10/09/2013 - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is spelling out some of the dire consequences for veterans of a long-term government shutdown, with about 3.8 million veterans not getting a disability check next month if the shutdown continues into late October.

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EU Parliament bans menthol, targets e-cigarettes

Posted: 10/08/2013 - European lawmakers have approved sweeping new regulations to curb smoking, including limits on electronic cigarettes, bigger warnings on cigarette packs and a ban on menthol.

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Senate Dems to try passing debt ceiling increase

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Democrats who control the Senate will try as early as today to pass a stand-alone measure to raise the government's borrowing ability, giving it enough credit until next year's elections.

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FAA brings back some workers as shutdown drags on

Updated: 10/08/2013 - Federal Aviation Administration officials say 800 furloughed employees, including some safety inspectors, are being asked to return to work this week despite no end in sight to the partial government shutdown.

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