WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the bipartisan budget approved by Congress is a hopeful sign that Washington can end its cycle of crisis-driven decisions.
Obama in his weekly Saturday radio and Internet address praises the agreement for easing some across-the-board spending cuts that
By ERIC TUCKER and SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Families of some of the 270 people who died in the bombing of an airliner over Scotland 25 years ago gathered Saturday for memorial services in the U.S. and Britain.
Bagpipes played and wreaths were laid in the Scottish town of
BELLWOOD, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say an Illinois sheriff's investigator fatally shot while trying to break up an armed robbery outside a family Christmas party was a veteran officer who was off duty at the time.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office tells The Associated Press that 50-year-old
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama has begun his annual winter vacation in Hawaii.
The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia landed in Honolulu shortly before midnight local time. Their two dogs, Sunny and Bo, joined them aboard Air
By TAMMY WEBBERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Freezing rain. Snow. Thunderstorms. Even tornadoes. Much of the nation braced for foul weather on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, as a wet winter storm created travel worries from Chicago and Detroit to Boston and New York.
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Making Sen. Max Baucus the next ambassador to China reflects the importance the U.S. places on advancing its economic relationship with Beijing despite recent strains on security issues.
The veteran Democrat from Montana lacks foreign policy
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went off to war 63 years ago, leaving behind a wife who never gave up on his return.
On Friday, 94-year-old Clara Gantt stood up from her wheelchair and wept in the cold before the flag-draped casket.
Sgt. Gantt was finally home.
"He told me if
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy should be kept on life support for the time being, a judge has ruled.
The family of Jahi McMath says doctors at Children's Hospital Oakland wanted
Officers are detaining a driver and two passengers for attempting to flee in a stolen car Friday night.
The driver tried running over the officer that stopped the car, but ended up ramming into the police car instead.
The driver tried to quickly escape but ran into a garage at 2400 W. Sharp. No
By BRADY McCOMBS and PAUL FOYAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Elisa Noel rushed to the county clerk's office with her partner immediately after learning that a federal judge overturned Utah's ban on gay marriage. They waited in line for a wedding license and were married in an
MOBILE USERS CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SLIDESHOW: http://bit.ly/JM8xCIRITZVILLE, Wash.- We now know the name of the driver killed in nine vehicle pileup just seven miles from Ritzville Friday afternoon. Jean Amidon of Whitefish Montana was pronounced dead on the scene after her vehicle ran
By M.L. JOHNSONAssociated Press
SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin dairy farmer Kevin Ainsworth rushed to the emergency room in 1992, when he sliced off the tip of his finger. Other than a quick trip in 2010 when a test during a blood donation raised a false alarm about hepatitis C, that was his last
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62