Conservative House Republicans are likely to balk at the deal, and Democrats have not said whether they will make their support contingent on an extension of jobless benefits.
Libyan security officials said they had yet to determine a motive for the killing, which came during a surge of assassinations and armed clashes in Benghazi.
Rescuers trying to shepherd surviving short-finned pilot whales out to open sea were stymied by sharks that had feasted on the carcasses.
A criminal complaint unsealed in Manhattan says the Russians, who are protected by diplomatic immunity, illegally obtained $1.5 million in benefits.
The moves, combined with a plan to transfer a detainee to Sudan, are a sign that the Obama administration has revived efforts to winnow the population, now at 162.
Mr. Allain, a Democrat who served from 1984 to 1988, increased the number of women and minorities in government jobs and strengthened the executive branch.
The University of New Haven student who prompted a lockdown on campus Tuesday was carrying two handguns, and was also was in possession of an assault rifle and ammunition, as well as a further 2,700 rounds at his home, police said.
Students at Princeton and the University of California, Santa Barbara, have contracted a dangerous type of the bacterial infection, but officials say the episodes are probably unrelated.
A man sought in the killing of eight Mexican municipal government officials 13 years ago is being held on $1 million bail in California on marijuana-cultivation charges while authorities sort out their next step.
"Both Hillary and Joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents," he says.
A budget agreement would be a major breakthrough in Washington's ongoing fiscal wars.
Two companies are asking the Food and Drug Administration for approval to market tablets or liquids to treat allergies, drugs which are already available in Europe.
The president promises to propose new "self-restraint" for the spy agency.
He says the mess shows bureaucracy problems.
Deutsche Bank pulled the plug on its global commodities trading business, cutting 200 jobs as it becomes the first major bank to exit the sector.
A Wendy's employee who dropped a partially smoked blunt in a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession.
There was no other city in America closer to post-apartheid South Africa than Atlanta.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela made two trips to Atlanta, in 1990 and 1993.