By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
Known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the food stamp program is administered by the Agriculture Department
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill's budget even as they're working to slash other programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.
The effort by the House Appropriations Committee
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican who oppose abortion promoted legislation Wednesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
These Republicans want to move ahead despite recent court decisions that have struck down similar state laws. The GOP lawmakers
By LOLITA C. BALDOR AND PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has decided to buy a new computerized health records system to be able to better share and merge its data with the Department of Veterans Affairs, but officials cautioned that it was part of a "long-term
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lois Lerner of the IRS joins a diverse roll call of people who have invoked Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions at congressional hearings over the years.
A few of the well-known names:
-Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria's opposition to help them "fight for the freedom of their country" if President Bashar Assad's regime doesn't engage in peace talks in good
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says more doctors and hospitals are embracing technology as adoption of computerized medical records reaches a "tipping point" in America.
A report Wednesday from Health and Human Services says more than 50 percent of doctors' offices and 4 in 5
By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities while being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case early Wednesday after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife, officials said.
Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts
PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech president says he will no longer block a university professorship for a gay rights activist who had been critical of him.
Milos Zeman has been under fire after suggesting over the weekend that his reason for denying the promotion to Charles University literary historian
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says U.S. officials are "going neighborhood to neighborhood" to make sure Oklahoma gets the help it needs.
FEMA's Craig Fugate promises in an interview that officials won't desert Oklahoma, saying "We don't leave here
By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans protested outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
A crowd packed the
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday
SPOKANE, Wash. – The trial of Clay Starbuck, charged with killing his ex-wife Chanin and sexually violating her remains, entered its third week Monday at the Spokane County Courthouse.
Chanin Starbuck was found strangled to death in her Deer Park home in December of 2011, and Clay