By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new push to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions by crippling the country's economy is gathering momentum on Capitol Hill.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would impose even tougher economic
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill's budget even as they're working to slash other programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.
The effort by the House Appropriations Committee
OROFINO, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and aggravated battery after taking a 6-year-old hostage last summer and holding a bread knife against him. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/10TvbLb) that 57-year-old Roger D. Ehler of Lewiston
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Football and basketball coaches are the top-paid state employees in Washington. University of Washington coach Steve Sarkisian earned $2.7 million last year, followed by Washington State University coach Mike Leach at $2.3 million. The
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Passion for geography runs deep in Sathwik Karnik's family.
When he was about 6, his mother began challenging Sathwik and his older brother, Karthik, to her own version of hide-and-seek - using an atlas. The boys would comb through the book,
GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE RESPONDS TO KC-46A's GOING TO MCCONNELL:
May 22, 2013
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued this statement about today's news that the Air Force had selected McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas as the main operating base for its new Boeing KC-46A air
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The baseball star, the Hollywood 10, Oliver North. And Lois Lerner of the IRS.
The official enmeshed in a probe of the tax agency is the latest on a roll call of witnesses brought before Congress who refused to answer lawmakers' questions.
By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal regulators said Wednesday that they are conducting a special inspection of a nuclear power plant outside North Carolina's capital city that was forced to shut down last week after operators discovered corrosion and cracking in
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp.
In the latest
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Two infants were among the 24 people killed by the tornado that ripped across the Oklahoma City area this week, the Oklahoma medical examiner's office said Wednesday.
The office said it has identified 23 of the 24 victims and that 10 of them were children, including seven
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday
BICKLETON, Wash. (AP) - A freak snow has given students a snow day in May in the Klickitat County town of Bickleton. School Superintendent Ric Palmer says 10-to-12 inches fell in places overnight and heavy snow brought some tree branches down on lines, knocking out power and