Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

House passes security funding without provisions

WASHINGTON - A chaotic three-month-long fight in Congress over funding the U.S. domestic security agency finally ended, but not before it highlighted House Speaker John Boehner's inability to halt the Republican Party's further descent into disorder.  Full Article 

Asian shares drift lower as caution prevails 7:41pm EST

TOKYO - An index of Asian shares and the dollar both edged down on Wednesday, as investors grew cautious ahead of central bank meetings and U.S. data later in the week.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves prior to his address to a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Netanyahu speech draws rebuke from Obama

WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that paved the way to a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing the depth of a U.S.-Israeli rift.  Full Article | Video 

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, in this file photo taken February 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Snowden in talks on returning home

MOSCOW - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home.  Full Article | Video 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrives to address delegates at the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Emanuel has gift for being unlikeable

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just may be one of the most unlikeable personalities in the history of Chicago politics, and his setback in the mayoral election may have less to do with ideology than likeability.  Commentary 

A customer signs the credit card pad as he pays for a purchase at Macy's on Black Friday in New York November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Shift to new credit cards won't fix security issues

CHICAGO - Despite a price tag of $8.65 billion for new technology that will require consumers to carry a new kind of card and retailers to upgrade payment terminals, the shift will address only a narrow range of security issues.  Full Article 

DOJ finds racial bias in Ferguson police practices

The U.S. Justice Department has concluded that the Ferguson, Missouri, police department routinely engages in racially biased practices, a law enforcement official familiar with the department's findings said on Tuesday.