By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies for a second
By RAF CASERTAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - Two weeks ago, the European Union's foreign policy chief was at a summit in Lithuania, wooing Ukraine's president with offers of preferential dealings with the world's largest trade bloc. This week, she stood in Kiev's Independence
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - European inspectors gave the Vatican a mixed report card Thursday in its efforts to comply with international norms to fight money laundering and terror financing: While they praised the speedy overhaul of its legal code, they said the jury is
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - When the Hong Kong school year began in September, tutor Tony Chow arranged to have his face plastered on the sides of double decker buses to raise his profile.
For many of Chow's students, the advertisements may be the closest they'll ever
By The Associated Press
Oil prices continued to drop Thursday after the U.S. government reported a large buildup in supplies of gasoline and diesel.
Benchmark U.S. oil for January delivery was down 7 cents to $97.37 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The contract fell $1.07
By SCOTT SONNERAssociated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures from Puget Sound to the Rocky Mountains.
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents in some states gaining insurance at a far greater rate than others.
The demarcation may be as
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's lower house of Congress gave general approval to historic legislation that would open the state-run oil industry to private investment, but final passage was delayed by a debate on its provisions that continued throughout the
By JUSTIN PRITCHARDAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal bus safety regulators have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe outfits, including lines whose drivers had suspended licenses or worked routes of more than 800 miles without rest.
By TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida's - and possibly the entire nation's - citrus crop.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce Thursday that
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
Pleading with the Senate
The Grant County Sheriff's Office found a man outside of Moses Lake in the 2800 block of Road 5 NE Wednesday morning with a gunshot wound.
In a press release, the Sheriff's Office says the man was immediately airlifted to a hospital and is in critical condition. The Sheriff's
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is confirming that the U.S. is suspending nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria amid reports that Islamic Front fighters have seized assets from mainstream, Western-backed rebels.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. is concerned about reports that