By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The works do seem to be "gummed up" on Capitol Hill. And President Barack Obama isn't the only one to say so.
Yet despite years of hand-wringing in both parties, little progress has been made toward changing congressional rules on filibusters,
By CRISTINA SILVAAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - It was the customer service disaster heard around the Internet.
An Arizona restaurateur, fed up after years of negative online reviews and an embarrassing appearance on a reality television show, posted a social media rant laced with salty language
By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A far-reaching bill to remake the nation's immigration system is headed to the full Senate, where tough battles are brewing on gay marriage, border security and other contentious issues, with the outcome impossible to predict.
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - With her son holding her elbow, Colleen Arvin walked up her driveway to what was left of her house for 40 years.
It was the 83-year-old grandmother's first time back at her home since a monstrous and deadly
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - With an ominous storm approaching, the Moore Public School District flashed a text alert to parents: "We are currently holding all students until the current storm danger is over. Students are being released to parents only at this time."
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Five men are under round-the-clock U.S. surveillance in Libya, wanted for questioning in the attack last year on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. The White House believes there is enough proof for a military force to seize them as
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A 15-year-old girl found dead in woods north of Bangor knew the man charged with killing her, her best friend said, contrary to early reports that before her disappearance she'd headed outside her Glenburn home to see someone she recently met
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Regular train service returned to Connecticut on Wednesday, five days after a derailment injured scores of commuters and damaged tracks.
Commuter rail service from Connecticut to New York City, along with Amtrak service between Boston and New York, was back on schedule on
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The American Cancer Society - one of the nation's best known and influential health advocacy groups - is 100 years old this week.
Back in 1913 when it was formed, cancer was a lesser threat for most Americans. The biggest killers then were flu,
By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans protested outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
A crowd packed the
SPOKANE, Wash. – The trial of Clay Starbuck, charged with killing his ex-wife Chanin and sexually violating her remains, entered its third week Monday at the Spokane County Courthouse.
Chanin Starbuck was found strangled to death in her Deer Park home in December of 2011, and Clay
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