By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press
December 2, 2013 10:38 p.m.
WASHINGTON — On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press
December 2, 2013 7:18 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced a new initiative Monday at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies.
By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau
December 2, 2013 2:36 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Many paths led to the international agreement to temporarily curb Iran's nuclear program: secret meetings in Oman, formal negotiations in Geneva, and a quiet encounter in New York involving two diplomats and an exquisite silver chalice in the shape of a mythical winged creature.
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
December 2, 2013 1:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before President Barack Obama's popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from him a year before the election, seeking the right balance between independence and betrayal.
By Holly Ramer, Associated Press
December 2, 2013 11:13 a.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
December 2, 2013 11:04 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Pilots are becoming so reliant on computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies.
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
December 2, 2013 10:01 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not reconsider the part of President Barack Obama's health care law that requires employers to provide basic health insurance for their workers or pay a tax penalty.
By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
December 2, 2013 9:05 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer on Disney's original "Mickey Mouse Club" who went on to become a surf music pioneer and a youth-quaking garage rock showman, died Friday in a Fountain Valley, Calif., hospital, said his close friend, Tim Ferrill. Dodd was 68.