WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry called the Afghan president twice in the past 24 hours to ease Hamid Karzai's anger over the way the Taliban announced the opening of their political office in Qatar.
The rift delayed the announced visit to the region this week by the U.S. special
By The Associated Press
Here are five key facts to know about the health care overhaul before major portions of it begin next year.
1. The 2010 law is still in effect, having survived Congressional and Supreme Court challenges.
2. Most Americans will need to have coverage next year or pay an annual
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects.
The belt-tightening comes as the GOP-led House works on $44 billion measure covering transportation and housing programs.
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department violated its own rules when it secretly seized records for thousands of phone calls to and from journalists for The Associated Press as part of a leak investigation, the head of the company said Wednesday.
AP President and
By VALERIE BONKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is hailing Frederick Douglass for his work to bring about equal justice, leading a series of tributes at the unveiling of a statue of the 19th-century orator and writer.
Biden, along with Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday urged Congress to move carefully before making any changes that might restrict the National Security Agency programs for mass collection of people's phone records and information from the Internet.
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan compromise on student loans started to take shape in the Senate on Wednesday linking interest rates to the financial markets. If approved, it would prevent rates for new borrowing from doubling in coming days.
Students from lower-
WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Robert Mueller (MULL-er) says the law enforcement agency uses drones for surveillance but does so rarely.
In an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller says the bureau is developing guidelines for drones and that the privacy implications of using
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she now supports gay marriage, becoming the third Senate Republican to do so.
Murkowski says she believes same-sex marriage will encourage family values. She says she supports the right of all Americans to marry
By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Friday to visit seven countries on a trip focusing on global issues such as the Syrian crisis, Middle East peace and the West's standoffs with Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are little changed in the early going on Wall Street as trading quieted down at the end of a turbulent week.
The Dow Jones industrial average edged down a point to 15,175 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow had surged 180 points the day before. It's still
By DAVID KOENIGAP Business Writer
DALLAS (AP) - FedEx Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 45 percent as international customers traded down to less-expensive delivery options and the company spent heavily on restructuring.
FedEx said 3,600 employees will take voluntary buyouts and nearly half of
Melanie Strandberg worked as a salon supervisor at La Rive Salon and Spa inside Northern Quest Resort and Casino.
About a week ago, she decided to shave her head to show support for her sister who has stage III ovarian cancer.
Strandberg never thought that decision would force her to quit a job she