- Officials: Dozens of labs received potentially live anthrax
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon disclosed Wednesday that it inadvertently shipped possibly live anthrax to at least 51 laboratories across the U.S. and in three foreign countries over the past decade, but it has yet to determine how it happened, who is to blame, why it was not discovered earlier and how much worse the embarrassment will get.
- Taiwan president candidate seeks stable relations with China
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan's opposition presidential candidate said that if she comes to power in January elections, her government would have a responsibility to contribute to peace and stability in relations with mainland China.
- Clinton wants voting rights overhaul, more early voting
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to call for an early voting period of at least 20 days in every state in an effort to expand access to voting across the nation.
- How do justices weigh loss of health insurance for millions?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans when it resolves the latest fight over President Barack Obama's health overhaul. But would the court take away a benefit from so many people? Should the justices even consider such consequences?
- Rhode Island's Chafee enters 2016 Democratic contest
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has a third underdog challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination.
- Where they stand: Chafee on some issues of 2016 campaign
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee was expected to announce his candidacy Wednesday for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. Here's a look at where Chafee — a Republican who became an independent, then a Democrat — stands on some issues likely to be debated in the campaign:
- Obama: China 'putting out feelers' about joining trade pact
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said China has made inquiries about potentially joining a Trans-Pacific trade agreement in the future, introducing a new variable to an unfolding debate in Congress over granting him the power to negotiate such international deals.
- GOP-controlled House backs state medical marijuana laws
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House voted Wednesday to prevent the federal government from blocking state laws that permit the use of medical marijuana.
- Michelle Obama boosts pollinating insects at garden harvest
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Wednesday that it's important to help bees, butterflies and other creatures that spread the pollen that helps food grow.
- Kerry starts physical therapy after surgery on broken leg
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry has begun physical therapy as he recovers from surgery to his broken leg but his return to work in Washington remains unclear.
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