Senior US senator slams Iran nuclear deal as 'shopping spree
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is blasting the Iranian nuclear deal, saying the agreement paves the way for Iran to develop an atomic weapon and gives the country billions of dollars for a "shopping spree" on the international arms market.
Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent
WASHINGTON (AP) — An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP.
House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.
Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.