By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House lawmakers are beginning work on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law that would give states more authority and Washington less.
Members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday considered a replacement
BERLIN (AP) - President Barack Obama is challenging Americans and Europeans not to become complacent even though the Cold War is over.
Obama is speaking at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate nearly 50 years after John F. Kennedy's famous speech in the once-divided city.
Obama says there's
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Cars and trucks are rolling again across the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge, restoring the traffic flow on the main route between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
A temporary span opened Wednesday morning, replacing a section of the bridge that collapsed May 23
NEW YORK (AP) - Former investigators of the TWA Flight 800 crash off Long Island are calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to re-examine the case.
The retired investigators claim that findings were "falsified." A documentary on the subject is coming out in July.
The 1996 crash of the
SEATTLE (AP) - A Boeing 787 flying from Denver to Tokyo diverted to Seattle because of an oil filter issue, a United Airlines spokeswoman said.
An airline maintenance team was inspecting the jet after Flight 139 landed normally Tuesday afternoon at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, United
By NICHOLAS RICCARDIAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Bob and Barbara Schmidt dashed to their home on a dirt road in a heavily wooded area northeast of Colorado Springs as smoke from what would become the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history filled the air.
After quickly grabbing a few items
By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJERAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Hastings, the war correspondent whose unflinching reporting from Afghanistan led to the resignation of a top U.S. army general, has died in a car accident in Los Angeles, according to his employer and family.
Hastings, who was 33,
By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has read the formal charge against George Zimmerman to 40 potential jurors who could be selected to decide if he committed murder when he shot Trayvon Martin.
Judge Debra Nelson read the second-degree murder
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - FBI agents in suburban Detroit began a third day of digging Wednesday in the search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago.
Authorities have pursued multiple leads as to Hoffa's
By VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
JULIAN, W.Va. (AP) - Orange flames lick at the roof of the coal mine, heat building and visibility dropping as smoke begins to fill the underground passageway. Then, with the push of a few buttons on a hand-held remote, the flames flicker out, the smoke dissipates and
UPDATE: The female driver has been identified as Jennifer A. Schmidt of Spokane Valley. The male driver has been identified as Sean D. Moss. Both Schmidt and Moss were life-flighted by Medstar to Sacred Heart. The State Patrol says both vehicles were totaled and both drivers were wearing seatbelts
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has eight new astronauts - its first new batch in four years.
Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades. A female helicopter pilot also is in the group. In fact, four of
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:15 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to a person with a weapon call near the area of 13600 E. 20th Ave. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim homeowner detaining the suspect, later