WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Robert Mueller is cautioning Congress to give careful consideration before making any changes to the National Security Agency programs for mass collection of people's phone records and information from the Internet.
In an appearance before the Senate Judiciary
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of senators is floating a proposal that would avoid the doubling of rates on student loans on July 1.
A document being circulated on Capitol Hill outlines a possible compromise that links student loan rates to the financial
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.
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report says homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure must wait too long for their loan modification applications to be reviewed by some of the nation's top mortgage servicers. Such delays can plunge borrowers deeper in debt.
Joseph A. Smith,
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators sought cost-cutting opportunities Wednesday in the Pentagon's $400 billion program for the next-generation F-35, a fighter jet with a troubled testing record that military leaders said America couldn't afford not to build.
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans moved forward Wednesday with a rewrite of GOP President George W. Bush's prized No Child Left Behind Act, pushing a bill that would strip Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors of power and give more authority to
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - China's new leader Xi Jinping is commanding wayward Communist Party cadres to purify themselves of corruption, and he's summed it up in a pithy slogan as Mao Zedong might have done: Look in the mirror, take a bath.
China's leadership wants
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters clashed Wednesday with rebel forces south of a Damascus suburb that is home to a major Shiite Muslim shrine, in an attempt to secure the area surrounding the revered site, activists said.
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