WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt.
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma says the accord
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Playing catch-up with a long way to go, President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets last month picked up the dismal pace of signups, the administration reported Wednesday.
Enrollment statistics from the Health and Human
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's chief federal prosecutor says he hasn't decided whether to open an investigation into alleged surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency but is suggesting that he's skeptical.
Prosecutor Harald Range's office has been considering since June whether it
By NIRMALA GEORGEAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexuality, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The failure to finalize a landmark trans-Pacific trade pact this year as planned has dealt a blow to President Barack Obama's policy shift to Asia.
While negotiators say they have made substantial progress, many hurdles remain to creating
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are ready to propel another one of President Barack Obama's court picks through the Senate, now that outnumbered Republicans have less power to block the president's nominees than they used to.
The Democratic-led chamber planned
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government.
By CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Heading into a congressional election year, Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would like to see their House member replaced, a new poll finds.
Even though Americans are feeling
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Backers of a narrowly drawn budget deal are selling it as a way to stabilize Congress' shaky fiscal practices and mute some of the partisan rancor that has helped send lawmakers' public approval ratings plummeting. But the bipartisan pact
By LEONARDO HABERKORNAssociated Press
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana, with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence.
The Senate gave final
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart
A man who has already endured more than most is facing a new challenge.
Over the weekend, James VanCuren's snow tires were stolen from outside his garage before being installed on his truck.
"I'm not taking the pass this time of year with bald tires," said VanCuren.
The loss of his tires
by WSU Athletics Media Relations
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Washington State’s Kyra Holt was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year.
Through a vote of the region’s coaches, Holt, a 6-1 outside hitter from Hercules, Calif., added yet another honor to