Exclusive: U.S. House to vote on Iran Sanctions Act renewal as soon as November
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday. Aides said the reauthorization of a "clean" bill, unchanged from the current legislation, was likely to pass the House, but its fate in the Senate was less certain, given Obama administration concerns. The Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA, was first adopted in 1996 to punish investments in Iran's energy industry and deter Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
APNewsbreak: Voter group says dead people likely registeredINDIANAPOLIS (AP) ? A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that its analysis of Indiana's voter database found thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased and are still registered to vote.
In a tense campaign season, Texas ad takes humorous approachAUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues.
Spain's king asks acting PM Rajoy to form government
Spain's king on Tuesday tasked Mariano Rajoy with forming a new government, taking the acting conservative prime minister a step closer to power again after a 10-month political deadlock. "I accepted the task," Rajoy told reporters, saying he would now submit himself to a parliamentary vote of confidence which he is almost certain to win after the Socialists opted to abstain -- giving him enough traction to get through. This means Spain should finally get a government next week, capping a rollercoaster 10 months that saw the country go through two inconclusive elections which Rajoy's Popular Party (PP) won both times, but without enough seats to rule alone.
Q&A: New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law
President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in a few months, but the troubles of his namesake health care law continue to make headlines. With premiums rising by double digits and many consumers ...
Romanians celebrate 95th birthday of their last king
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ? Romanians on Tuesday celebrated the 95th birthday of their former king, Michael, the nation's last sovereign and one of the last surviving heads of states from the World War II era.
Gary Condit to discuss Chandra Levy case on 'Dr. Phil'
Judge gives final approval in Volkswagen emissions settlement
A US judge on Tuesday granted final approval for a $14.7 billion class action settlement in Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal, the largest such automaker settlement in history. The agreement also resolved some claims brought by US and California environmental regulators who had sought penalties for Volkswagen's violations of pollution laws. "Final approval of the 2.0-liter TDI settlement is an important milestone in our journey to making things right in the United States and we appreciate the efforts of all parties involved in this process," Hinrich Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, said in a statement.
The Latest: Iraq PM offers new details of assault on town
BAGHDAD (AP) ? The Latest on the developments in Iraq where an operation by Iraqi forces and their allies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is no in its second week (all times local):
Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge, boys surviveWANAQUE, N.J. (AP) ? A father died after jumping off a New Jersey highway bridge with his two young sons in his arms, yet the toddlers survived the 100-foot plunge and are expected to make a full recovery.