By GRANT PECKAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked his 86th birthday on Thursday with a call for national unity and stability, but offered no further guidance on how his polarized nation might find its way out of its bitter political standoff.
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - In a sharp rebuff, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan's side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice President Joe Biden met with Beijing's leaders
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.
"I don't see much appetite on our side for
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States said Tuesday it had stopped shipments of military equipment out of Afghanistan, citing the risk to truckers from protests along part of the route in neighboring Pakistan.
There have been anti-U.S. demonstrations in Pakistan in
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants to draw attention to the income gap between rich and poor in an economic address meant to both spur short-term congressional action and help set the agenda for the remainder of his presidency.
The White House says Obama
By TOM COYNEAssociated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit opposing portions of the federal health care overhaul that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that includes birth control, saying it contravenes the
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill Clinton is calling for clarity in how countries gather intelligence.
And when it comes to secretly monitoring the telephone conversations or emails of world leaders, the former president says American agencies might have spied on leaders his administration thought were
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Employers can require their workers to sign arbitration agreements waiving all rights to class-action lawsuits over workplace grievances, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge under fire for commenting that a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" said Tuesday that he deserves to be censured but not removed from the bench for the remarks.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh told
KHQ.COM - On Wednesday afternoon a Washington State Patrol trooper crashed while driving to stop a wrong-way driver on Hwy. 195 just 3 miles south of Spokane. Fortunately no one was injured.
The northbound lane was partially blocking for a short time, but it was opened shortly after.
UPDATE: The suspect, who hasn't been identified yet, has been captured and is in jail right now. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Friday.
All Athol Elementary School buses will be running 2 hours late. Parents can drop their kids off as soon as the school is open...or
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say one child has died and four children and one adult were injured when a dump truck collided with a school bus carrying students to an elementary school in southwestern Idaho. Canyon County Sheriff spokeswoman Theresa Baker says as many as 10