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Lawmakers trying to secure farmer's aid

A group of southern lawmakers are trying to secure billions in emergency aid for farmers. They say growers affected by bad weather can not wait for help under the existing federal farm programs. Early season drought and late season rain has hur

NFL playoff picture and matchups

Brett Favre has joined Drew Brees and Peyton Manning in Championship weekend. Get the latest playoff matchups.

D.C. hands out $15M in bonuses despite recession, budget gaps

WASHINGTON D.C. - The economy has been in the dumps for years, but the good times keep on rolling for some favored D.C. employees.

Sources: Phils get Halladay, send Lee to M's

Roy Halladay is heading to Philly and Cliff Lee to the M's in a three-team blockbuster, according to MLB sources.

Sources: Phillies get Halladay, send Lee to Seattle

When the trade becomes official, it will go into the books as one of this decade's biggest off-season trades.

Report: UN-backed Congo troops killing civilians

JOHANNESBURG – A U.N.-backed Congolese military operation to oust rebels from eastern Congo has caused more civilian casualties than damage to rebels, with more than 1,400 people deliberately killed over a nine-mont

Locker to stay at Washington for senior year

Washington quarterback Jake Locker announced Monday he will return to Washington for his senior season, quickly putting to rest any lingering questions about his future. In a statement released through the university, Locker said he will not make hi