Friday, April 17th, 2015
Clinton faces early test on trade deal fight

Less than a week after formally launching her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is already being tested on a thorny issue for Democrats: free-trade deals and their impact on workers. On Thursday, the debate rose to a full boil when members of Congress from both parties announced legislation that would give President Barack Obama the "fast-track" trade negotiating authority he needs to […]

Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee 'crazy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. […]

Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials announced Friday. […]

Reserve deputy apologizes to victim's family on 'Today' show

Robert Bates apologized for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in Tulsa. […]

Parents of youngest Boston bombing victim want death penalty 'off the table'

The family of Martin Richard asks prosecutors to accept a plea deal for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. […]

One dead, five wounded in car bombing near U.S. consulate in Iraq

By Isabel Coles ERBIL (Reuters) - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively rare attack in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. No U.S. personnel were hurt in the blast, according to the U.S. State Department, which said a "vehicle-borne improvised explosive device" exploded right outside the entrance to the […]

The terror of Boko Haram

Katie Couric looks at the rise of one of the world's most feared extremist groups. […]