Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will....
FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets....
Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies....
US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia....
Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state....
Gates worried about notion of US disengagement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he's worried there's a perception of the United States "disengaging" from global affairs....
Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration....
A Florida jury handed down a $23.6 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The lawsuit was filed in Pensacola, Florida, by Cynthia Robinson, the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. In addition to the $23.6 billion in punitive damages, the jury awarded Robinson $16.8 million in compensatory damages.
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