FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2013, file photo, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard McKeon, R-Calif. asks a question on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's hearing on the proposed authorization to use military force in Syria. Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress? military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year?s end. McKeon and the panel?s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state, expressed optimism on Dec. 5 that they could agree with their Senate counterparts on a pared-back bill that would cover a pay raise for troops, buy new ships and aircraft and address the epidemic of sexual assault in the military. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
Dec 6, 2013 9:28 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) ? A judge has ruled that government agencies don't have to disclose an audit of more than a dozen mental health providers under investigation for possible overbillings and fraud, because the audit contains law enforcement materials that are confidential.
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