Ronald Reagan

This Dec. 17, 1981 file photo shows President Ronald Reagan pointing to a reporter for the next question during his news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo, File)

Committee approves bill naming peak after Reagan

WASHINGTON (AP) — About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn’t have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway. Now, Republican Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada is […]

04/09/2014

HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Health law not first new program with launch woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, it’s hardly the first time a new, sprawling government program has been beset by early technical glitches, […]

12/24/2013

This photo taken May 10, 2013 shows Cody Wilson holding what he calls a Liberator pistol that was completely made on a 3-D-printer at his home in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American Statesman, Jay Janner)

Congress renews undetectable gun ban for decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — […]

12/09/2013

The U.S. Capitol building at dusk in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

At 11th hour, Congress debates plastic gun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce […]

12/03/2013

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US trade rep to help light National Menorah

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will help light the National Menorah near the White House to mark the start of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday. The ceremony will be held Wednesday at […]

11/27/2013

In this March 30, 1981 file photo, President Ronald Reagan acknowledges applause before speaking to the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO at a Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Reagan’s role in NSA’s hack of Google and Yahoo

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. […]

11/20/2013

The Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The […]

10/15/2013

Retired physician David Hilfiker, of Washington, talks about his life with Alzheimer's at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Rising Alzheimer’s creates strain on caregivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Hilfiker knows what’s coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so early that he’s had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating. “When it’s time […]

09/19/2013

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Metrolink Memorial to be unveiled today in Chatsworth

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A memorial plaque will be unveiled at the Metrolink station in Moorpark today, the fifth anniversary of a crash in Chatsworth that killed 25 people and injured 135 others. The bronze […]

09/12/2013

The White House South Lawn

Court rules against disclosure of White House visitor list

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that White House visitor logs for the president and most of his staff are not public information subject to disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information […]

08/30/2013

Eva Longoria (AP Photo)

Longoria to receive Hispanic Heritage Awards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Eva Longoria, chef Jose Andres and actor and director Diego Luna are among those who will receive the 26th Hispanic Heritage Awards. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced the winners Friday. The […]

08/16/2013

New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia,  second from right, speaks as, from left, Karin Agness, founder of Network of Enlightened Women, Speaker of the House in Oklahoma, T.W. Shannon, Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, and San Jose police officer Scott Erickson look on during the Republican National Committee summer meeting Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP PHOTO/JOSH REYNOLDS)

GOP pushes rising stars amid internal skepticism

BOSTON (AP) — The Republican Party launched its latest effort Thursday to sell itself to a more diverse segment of the population, acknowledging a glaring weakness in the GOP’s ability to attract new voters in […]

08/15/2013

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