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1 year 3 weeks ago

Obama administration overrules Apple import ban

President Obama's trade representative has vetoed a ban on imports of some Apple iPads and older iPhones, reversing a ruling in favor of rival Samsung Electronics. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Saturday overruled a June decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission. The commission banned imports of the iPhone...

1 year 6 months ago

Obama administration: Cuts to cause flight delays

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is warning that automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 will result in travel delays at major airports and require traffic-disrupting shutdowns of air traffic control towers at smaller facilities. Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood says the across the board reductions will...

2 years 10 months ago

Obama strategist defends handling of economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top political adviser is defending the administration's handling of the economy and blaming Congress for not pushing through more sweeping changes. David Axelrod says Obama's strategy has been to do whatever he can to help the middle class, whereas Congress has been focused on...

3 years 11 months ago

Checking the roof for leaks

The Colorado Springs Fire Department soaked a downtown city building on Monday, but it was not because of a fire. The facility's department enlisted the help fire crews to help find leaks in the City Administration Building. Firefighters drenched the outside of the building hoping to discover inside leaks....

3 years 11 months ago

White House sends spending wish list to Congress

The Obama administration is pushing a pre-election shopping list on its Democratic allies in Congress as they prepare must-pass legislation to prevent a government shutdown next month. Republicans are protesting the spending requests, which include $1.9 billion for school grants, financial help for the Postal Service and more than...

3 years 11 months ago

FAA close to proposing pilot fatigue rule

Aviation officials are on the verge of proposing new rules governing the number of hours airline pilots may work in an effort to prevent tired flight crews from making fatal errors. The Federal Aviation Administration has taken 15 months to propose the rules despite promises of swift action from...

3 years 11 months ago

Montana plane crash revives 'lap child' debate

Federal transportation safety officials are using the crash of an overloaded plane in Montana to revive a debate about whether infants and toddlers should be allowed to travel on the laps of adults. The National Transportation Safety Board is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to require children under 2...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Defense Secretary to retire next year

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he plans to leave his job next year. A Republican and holdover from the Bush administration, Gates had agreed to stay on at the request of President Barack Obama. The move was intended to maintain stability at a time of two wars, although Gates...

4 years 3 months ago

$2.5 billion recovered for Medicare trust fund

The government says it recovered $2.5 billion in over-payments for the Medicare trust fund last year as the Obama administration focused attention on fraud enforcement efforts in the health care industry. In a report, the Justice Department and the Health and Human Services Department say their cooperative efforts are...

4 years 7 months ago

Obama to receive prelim report on airline attack

President Barack Obama gets a preliminary report today on the failed Christmas airliner attack and will likely meet with his national security team. Obama has demanded answers about why the U.S. intelligence community never pieced together information that could have prevented a Nigerian charged in the attack from getting on...

4 years 9 months ago

President's choice: None of the above

There's word that President Barack Obama won't accept any of the Afghanistan war options before him without changes. A senior administration official says Obama isn't satisfied with any of the options presented to him by his national security team. The president instead is pushing for revisions to clarify how and...

4 years 10 months ago

Mortgage relief plan hits goal early

The government's mortgage relief program has hit its goal of helping 500,000 borrowers, almost a month ahead of schedule. The government in July gave the lending industry a Nov. 1 deadline to meet that goal for the $50 billion program, which is designed to reduce foreclosures by lowering borrowers' monthly...

4 years 11 months ago

FAA says airlines are no longer its 'customers'

Airlines will no longer be called "customers" of the agency that regulates them. Randy Babbitt, the new Federal Aviation Administration chief, said Thursday that the agency will stop calling air carriers its "customers" - a practice adopted by the Bush administration. Babbitt also announced a series of initiatives aimed at...

4 years 11 months ago

Pueblo City Schools names new superintendent

A woman who has spent her entire professional career with Pueblo City School has been tapped as the district's new superintendent. Kathy West, who's been acting as interim superintendent, was named to the job Wednesday. "We had an outstanding pool of candidates", said Board president Stephanie Garcia. "But...

4 years 11 months ago

Obama administration submits salmon plan

The Obama administration has outlined its long-awaited plan to protect salmon in the Pacific Northwest. The administration submitted the plan to a federal judge Tuesday in Portland. Officials say the plan would more aggressively protect declining fish runs and account for the effects of climate change. The issue was hotly...

4 years 11 months ago

Government launches food safety web site

The Obama administration is rolling out a new Web site designed to streamline food safety information for consumers. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the new Web site - www.foodsafety.gov - on Wednesday during the Consumer Federation of America's food policy conference. The site will put food-related information...

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