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Obama arrives for White House tour, talk with Bush

WASHINGTON - The Bushes welcomed the Obamas to the White House on Monday, offering a symbolic glimpse of what's in store for the country: a new first family along with a new administration.

November 25, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government provides record aid package to AIG

WASHINGTON - In a record bailout of a private company, the government on Monday provided a new $150 billion financial-rescue package to troubled insurance giant American International Group, including $40 billion for partial ownership.

November 25, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


White House suffers loss in e-mail case

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Monday ruled against the Bush administration in a court battle over the White House's problem-plagued e-mail system.

November 25, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush sets Oval Office meeting with Obama

WASHINGTON - President Bush and Barack Obama on Monday will hold their first substantive talks about the nation's daunting priorities as the transition to a Democratic administration accelerates.

November 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Afghan leaders supported enemy in July attack

WASHINGTON - A deadly attack on a U.S. outpost in eastern Afghanistan in July was executed with the support of some local police and government leaders as well as villagers there, according to an internal military report.

November 19, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Report: Drilling on federal lands could be faster

WASHINGTON - The government isn't doing enough to expedite drilling in federal waters and on public lands, according to a report issued Tuesday by congressional investigators.

November 19, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Report: Drilling on federal lands could be faster

WASHINGTON - The government isn't doing enough to expedite drilling in federal waters and on public lands, according to a report issued Tuesday by congressional investigators.

November 19, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court wrestles with TV profanity case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court spent an hour on Tuesday talking about dirty words on television without once using any or making plain how it would decide whether the government could ban them.

November 19, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Women lead in bacteria, hands down

WASHINGTON - Wash your hands, folks, especially you ladies.

November 19, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


White House to banks: Start lending now

WASHINGTON - An impatient White House served notice Tuesday on banks and other financial companies receiving billions of dollars in federal help to quit hoarding the money and start making more loans.

November 12, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


States, schools will have to improve dropout rates

WASHINGTON - One in four students quits high school, a grim rate that will have to improve under new federal rules.

November 12, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Washington


Intel agencies spent $47.5 billion

WASHINGTON - U.S. spy agencies spent $47.5 billion in fiscal year 2008, $4 billion more than in the previous budget year, according to National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell.

November 12, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sen. Stevens’ career cloudy after conviction

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Stevens gambled by asking for a speedy trial, betting a high-powered defense team, some sterling character witnesses and his unblemished record as Alaska's political patriarch would get him a pre-election acquittal on corruption charges.

November 12, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writers | Washington


Officials: Foreign fighter chief killed in Syria

WASHINGTON - A top al-Qaida in Iraq operative killed during a U.S. raid on a Syrian compound just over the Iraq border was about to carry out an attack in Iraq, U.S. officials say.

November 12, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sen. Stevens corruption case in hands of jurors

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Stevens' fate is in the hands of a jury. And the outcome of one of the tightest and most closely watched Senate races in the nation may hang in the balance.

November 06, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Washington


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