By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If they don't believe their parents, maybe America's teens will listen to the Pentagon's top general.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seems likely to reinstate the trespassing conviction of a man who was caught protesting military activities in a zone designated for demonstrators outside the main gate at a California air force base.
The justices did not seem interested Wednesday in the larger
By NICOLE WINFIELD and ALBERT AJIAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Pope Francis called for prayers Wednesday for 12 Orthodox nuns reportedly taken by force from their convent in Syria by rebels. Religious officials in the region have said the women were abducted, but a Syrian opposition
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's lawyer in the White House is sticking around a little longer.
The White House said in September that Kathryn Ruemmler planned to leave by the end of the year to go into private practice in New York. But White House
By KIMBERLY HEFLINGAP Education Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus - Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.
Zuckerberg's Startup: Education and
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis called Wednesday for prayers for 12 Orthodox nuns who were taken by force from their convent in Syria by opposition fighters. Religious officials in the region have said the women were being held against their will, but a Syrian
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the income gap between America's rich and poor is a "defining challenge of our time."
Obama says income inequality has jeopardized the nation's middle class. And he is urging Washington to take steps to ensure
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
Monday morning, Spokane firefighters responded to two active house fires that broke out within a couple of hours – and miles – of each other, stretching city crews thin.
The first destroyed a single-story home on North Stone just before 4:00 a.m., while the second ripped through the
By SAMANTHA HENRYAssociated Press
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - A 10-year-old boy who had been named the town's honorary police chief was given a funeral with full police honors Tuesday, his flag-draped coffin arriving at church to the sound of bagpipes and leaving with a motorcycle escort.
"I lost a
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hollywood studios have won a copyright case against Hotfile Corp. after a Florida judge on Tuesday ordered the file-hosting website to pay $80 million in damages.
The court also ordered Hotfile to shut down within 20 days unless the website uses "state-of-the-art content