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President Obama: Security failure 'my responsibility'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted responsibility for intelligence shortcomings that led to a failed Christmas Day bombing plot on a Detroit-bound airliner, saying, “Ultimately, the buck stops

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WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a stricter new standard for smog-causing pollutants on Thursday that, if adopted, will impose large costs on industry and local governments but will also bri

Conservatives finish 2009 as no. 1 ideological group

PRINCETON, NJ — The increased conservatism that Gallup first identified among Americans last June persisted throughout the year, so that the final year-end political ideology figures confirm Gallup's initial r

New Freeze Looms for Gulf Coast Growers

The latest arctic outbreak now following the cross-country snowstorm will bring a new risk of a damaging freeze from South Texas to Louisiana to the Florida Peninsula beginning this weekend.

Obama security adviser says bomb report a shocker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans will feel "a certain shock" from a White House report to be released on Thursday on security lapses in the attempted December 25 bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner, U.S.

Schwarzenegger wants more federal money for California

SACRAMENTO, California - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vowed to pry more dollars from the federal government, which he said took more than it gave, but left details on how to close a $19.9 b

Star could wipe out Earth

A STAR primed to explode in a blast that could wipe out the Earth was revealed by astronomers yesterday.

One in 5 ex-Guantanamo detainees joining militants

WASHINGTON – A classified Pentagon assessment shows one in five detainees released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay has joined or is suspected of joining militant groups like al Qaeda, U.S.

Pelosi takes swipe at President Obama's campaign promises

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, piqued with White House pressure to accept the Senate health reform bill, threw a rare rhetorical elbow Tuesday at President Barack Obama, questioning his commitment to his 2

Phantom zip codes also found in Virginia

VIRGINIA - As much as $9.5 million in federal stimulus dollars went to 14 zip codes in Virginia that don’t exist or are in other states, Old Dominion Watchdog (