By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation, FBI officials said Wednesday.
The shooting early Wednesday took place in Orlando, Fla., where an FBI agent along with
PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech president says he will no longer block a university professorship for a gay rights activist who had been critical of him.
Milos Zeman has been under fire after suggesting over the weekend that his reason for denying the promotion to Charles University literary historian
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says U.S. officials are "going neighborhood to neighborhood" to make sure Oklahoma gets the help it needs.
FEMA's Craig Fugate promises in an interview that officials won't desert Oklahoma, saying "We don't leave here
By MICHAEL R. BLOODAP Political Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become next mayor of Los Angeles after a campaign in which he depicted his rival a pawn of powerful labor bosses.
With all precincts reporting Wednesday, the city councilman
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, a House panel is poised to approve a series of revisions to longstanding military law. They include stripping commanding officers of their unilateral authority to
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A string of unrelated events is highlighting divisions among Republicans just when they'd like to show a united front and take full advantage of President Barack Obama's latest political problems.
Tensions between libertarian-leaning
By ALAN FRAM and STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups has told Congress she did nothing wrong and has invoked her constitutional right to not answer lawmakers
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 DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is asking Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.
New details on the administration's budget request emerged on Tuesday and underscored
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 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
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
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