By JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The killing of a gay man who police say was taunted with homophobic slurs drew thousands of people to the scene of the crime to restore a sense of safety to one of the nation's most gay-friendly neighborhoods.
Fabio Cotza, a gay
BEIJING (AP) - China's new leader Xi Jinping will confer with President Barack Obama next month in California, months earlier than their expected first meeting, as both sides seek to stem a drift in relations, troubled by issues from cyberspying to North Korea.
The June 7-8 meeting at a retreat
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Treasury official says the department told the White House twice that the IRS was preparing to make public its targeting of conservative political groups.
The official said Monday that Treasury told the White House in late April about a
By LUIS ALONSO LUGOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Actor Sean Penn on Monday urged the U.S. government to pressure Bolivia to free an American businessman detained without charge since 2011 in a case that has drawn accusations he was the victim of corrupt local prosecutors.
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Apple Inc. employs a group of affiliate companies located outside the United States to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. income taxes, a Senate investigation has found.
The world's most valuable company is holding overseas some $102
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies in a massive farm bill moving through the Senate this week.
The bill would cost almost $100 billion a year over five years and would set policy for farm
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Freedom posthumously on Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space.
Obama says Ride was a role model to young women and showed that achievement has no limits. He says Ride advocated for innovation in science, engineering
WASHINGTON (AP) - Myanmar President Thein Sein says that all perpetrators of inter-communal violence in the country will be brought to justice.
Thein Sein made the comments Monday in a speech at a university in Washington after meeting President Barack Obama.
Myanmar has been roiled by unrest
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Republican National Committee chairman and a leading conservative, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, urged caution Monday for Republican critics calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment, but would not rule out impeachment altogether as
By JULIE PACE and CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, President Barack Obama's spokesman
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
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: Spokane Valley Sheriff's Office Detective Jack Rosenthal is investigating three separate robberies that have taken place within a short time frame in Spokane Valley. On May 13th, 16th and 21st three separate businesses in Spokane Valley
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE GRANT COUNTY HEALTH DEPT: MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Health District received lab confirmation from two specimens submitted to the Washington State Public Health Lab. Both samples were positive for norovirus and came from individuals who became sick during the