Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Latest from The Spokesman-Review


  • GOP’s Boehner says Obama slow-walking cliff talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and urged him to name specific cuts in government …


  • APNewsBreak: Explo faced scrutiny before La. scare

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — The explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town has come under scrutiny for explosions and its handling of dangerous materials before, and …


  • Senate GOP leader calls on Dems to spell out cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and urged him to name specific cuts in government …


  • Explosives co. faced scrutiny before La evacuation

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — The explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town has come under scrutiny for explosions and its handling of dangerous materials before, and …


  • HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC, the British banking giant, said Tuesday it will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States. The …


  • AP source: HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC, the British banking giant, will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States, a law enforcement official …


  • Surprise: New insurance fee in health overhaul law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Your medical plan is facing an unexpected new fee. It’s to help cover people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The $63-per-head fee …


  • Obama in Michigan to press for taxes on rich

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing for public support Monday to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a day after he and House Speaker John Boehner met one-on-one …


  • Ariz. Powerball jackpot winner’s name released

    PHOENIX (AP) — The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is a 37-year-old electronics industry professional who grew up in a modest home in Pennsylvania and moved to …


  • Obama heading to Michigan to push taxes on rich

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing for public support Monday to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a day after he and House Speaker John Boehner met one-on-one …


  • Obama, Boehner discuss ‘fiscal cliff’ stalemate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House to discuss the “fiscal cliff,” while rank-and-file Republicans stepped forward with what they called …


  • Stock market is a wild card in fiscal cliff talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress and the White House can significantly soften the initial impact of the “fiscal cliff” even if they fail to reach a compromise by Dec. 31. One …


  • USDA to allow more meat, grains in school lunches

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids’ meals. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members …


  • USDA chief: Rural America becoming less relevant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s “becoming less and less relevant,” he says. A month after an election that Democrats won …


  • RI court hears arguments in pension case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With billions of dollars and the retirement security of public workers at stake, the legal dispute over Rhode Island’s sweeping overhaul of its public pension system …


  • Boehner: No progress in fiscal cliff talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Friday there has been no progress in negotiations to avert a “fiscal cliff” combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts in …


  • US economy adds 146K jobs, rate falls to 7.7 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had …


  • Critic questions way coal firms build slurry ponds

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Slurry pond failures like the one that swallowed a bulldozer and its driver last week at a West Virginia coal mine could be avoided if the …


  • RI court to hear arguments in pension case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Rhode Island will ask a judge to dismiss a legal challenge to the state’s landmark pension overhaul filed by public-sector unions. …


  • RI court to hear arguments in pension case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Rhode Island are set to argue that a legal challenge to the state’s landmark pension overhaul should be dismissed. Judge Sarah …


  • Sandy is thought to have slowed US hiring in Nov.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Superstorm Sandy is widely thought to have slowed U.S. job growth last month. The only question is how much — an answer that’s expected to emerge Friday …


  • RI to seek dismissal of challenge to pension law

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The high-stakes legal dispute over Rhode Island’s public retirement overhaul faces a key court date Friday when attorneys for the state will ask a judge to …


  • US Reps. expect deeper look at NJ derailment

    CLARKSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulations require inspections of rail bridges and other infrastructure and reports on accidents, but leave it to freight railroad owners to do the work themselves. …


  • US Rep. calls for tighter rules for train industry

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A congressman from New Jersey says the nation’s rail industry should be subject to tighter regulation after a derailment caused a hazardous chemical to be released …


  • Homeland Security grant spending questioned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and …


  • Obama and Boehner discuss fiscal cliff by phone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke by phone Wednesday about the “fiscal cliff” that threatens to knock the …


  • Obama warns GOP against a new debt ceiling fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hewing to a hard line, President Barack Obama warned congressional Republicans on Wednesday not to inject the threat of a government default into complex fiscal cliff negotiations …


  • DHS grant spending questioned amid budget woes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and …


  • Pentagon begins planning for massive budget cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts over a decade that will be needed if Congress and the …


  • Democrats: Obama to ask for $50 billion Sandy aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy, Democrats on Capitol Hill said Wednesday. …

Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile