From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.General Motors has taken another step toward bankruptcy, Jerome Vaughn of member station WDET has more.The automaker's bondholders have rejected a plan
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer. President Obama met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House today where he said the Palestinians must rein in anti-Israel violence.
Two moderate Republican senators from Maine could be key in a confirmation vote of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee; both praised Judge Sonia Sotomayor for her stellar credentials, but are giving no early indication of whether they will support the nomination. Josie Huang of Maine Public Broadcasting reports.
According to some monitors, the blast was roughly equal to the power of the US atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki during World War Two. It is also far larger than a previous nuclear test done in 2006.
The second ranking Democrat in the Senate Dick Durbin of Illinois says President Obama is likely to announce this week his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court justice David Souter.
Egyptian authorities say police are questioning several people in connection with yesterday’s bomb attack at a popular Cairo market. A teenage girl was killed in the blast. 21 others were wounded. NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports.
The report shows that overall the nation's unemployment picture continues to worsen, particularly in the larger states and the states that rely heavily on the auto industry.
"For the first time in history, we have set in motion a national policy aimed at both increasing gas mileage and decreasing greenhouse gas pollution for all new trucks and cars sold in the United States of America."
The President broadly addressed national security and safeguarding the constitution and more specifically his aim to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More from NPR's David Welna.
From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer. The nation's top military officer says his goal is to turn things around in Afghanistan within the next 12 to 24 months, though Admiral Mike Mullen, C
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President Obama's commencement address at Notre Dame University today was punctuated by the shouts of some hecklers who strongly disagreed with hi
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham. President Obama has nominated Republican governor Jon Huntsman of Utah to be the next US ambassador to China. Huntsman has a strong background in As
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.General Motors has become the latest domestic automaker to sharply slash its dealer network. GM said today it has told more than a thousand of its deale
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.Chrysler wants to get rid of nearly 800 of its dealers. The company is asking a bankruptcy judge to approve the move next month. NPR’s Frank Langfitt h
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.President Obama said today photos showing the abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan are in his words "not particularly sensational". However, speak
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.The new US envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan told attendees at a Senate hearing today that while Pakistan faces an extremely difficult situation, the M
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.Officials say a soldier opened fire on fellow soldiers at a US military base near Baghdad today, killing five of them before being taken into custody. T
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.Tens of thousands of civilians in Pakistan's Swat Valley took advantage of a temporary lifting of a curfew there to flee the fighting in the region
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.Cooler, moist weather conditions have been helping hundreds of firefighters working to contain a stubborn wildfire in the hills above Santa Barbara,
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.The nation's unemployment rate rose to 8.9% in April, that's the highest level in almost 26 years, but the job losses slowed last month, President Oba
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.The government has released results of its so-called "stress tests", involving 19 of the nation's largest banks and financial institutions. Some banks
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke expects the US downturn will end later this year with the economy beginning to grow again. Those comments came today in testimony before Congress. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.
Pakistani forces have bombarded a Taliban position in besieged Swat Valley in the northwest of the country. This fighting there intensifies the population caught up in the conflict as rushing to leave. From Islamabad, NPR's Julie McCarthy has more.
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Turkish media reports are now saying at least 41 people are dead and 3 others have been wounded following an attack on a wedding ceremony in southeast
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in the US has risen to more than 175 in 26 states. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says