By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's official news agency and a human rights lawyer say security forces have arrested a prominent activist and raided a rights center.
MENA says Mohammed Adel of April 6, one of youth movements that led the 2011 uprising against autocrat
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.
The Madison Project said Thursday that it was backing Dr. Milton Wolf over Roberts, the blunt-spoken
By The Associated Press
Five major recommendations from the 46 proposals by the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology to change National Security Agency surveillance programs and other intelligence and counterterrorism operations:
- The White House and Congress should pass new
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking to the Senate again to fill a top diplomatic post, with Democratic officials saying he intends to nominate six-term Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to be the next U.S. ambassador to China.
Baucus, who announced earlier
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - There were no champagne corks popping at the White House after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, no declarations of a new era of cooperation in President Barack Obama's second term.
Instead, the modest agreement that passed
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin says he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky after more than a decade in prison.
Putin told reporters after his marathon news conference Thursday that Khodorkovsky submitted an appeal
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials, frustrated that hundreds of military shipments heading out of Afghanistan have been stopped on the land route through Pakistan because of anti-American protests, face the possibility of flying out equipment at
By KIMBERLY DOZIER and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If President Barack Obama follows even half of the recommendations urged by his advisory panel, the National Security Agency would significantly change the way it does business.
The collection of U.S. phone records and the spying
WASHINGTON (AP) - Six states were announced as winners Thursday of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
The winning states in the Race to the Top-Early Challenge competition were Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reliance on the death penalty continues to decline with 39 people executed this year, only the second time in 19 years that fewer than 40 people were put to death, a private group reported Thursday.
The Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail.
Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the
Daniel Lazcano and his brother Frank were arrested for the murder of Marcus Schur two years ago in Whitman County. Frank Lazcano has already been convicted in the case, and on Wednesday afternoon, after two previous mistrials, Daniel was found guilty by a jury in Spokane County.