JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive to the Israelis in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, people familiar with the talks said Monday. Releasing Pollard, a thorn in U.S.-Israeli relations for three decades, would be an extraordinary step underscoring the urgency of U.S. peace efforts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress once again has given doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy initiative.
The United States has de-facto suspended talks with Russia about exchanging information on taxes under 2010's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), in a sign of a deepening rift over Moscow's actions in Ukraine, Vedomosti daily reported on Tuesday. Scheduled to take effect on July 1, FATCA will require foreign banks to share information with the Internal Revenue Service about Americans' accounts worth more than $50,000. The United States and European Union have already sanctioned some Russian officials and Bank Rossiya over Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, which instigated the most serious East-West spat since the end the of Cold War more than 20 years ago.