By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law, insurers announced Wednesday.
The board of
WASHINGTON (AP) - An operative of a Lebanese-based militant group and an Islamic militant group responsible for an attack on an Algerian gas facility that killed nearly 40 people, including three Americans, are being added to the State Department's list of terrorists.
The designations announced
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon flew 120 U.S. diplomats and others out of South Sudan on Wednesday because of continuing violence in the African nation.
Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said two C-130 aircraft picked up employees from the U.S.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart is barring any GOP changes to pending defense legislation because he "can't stomach a vote on Iran sanctions."
In a blistering speech on the Senate floor,
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent business group filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging government rules that require federal contractors to display posters telling workers they have a legal right to form a union.
The National Association of Manufacturers asserts the Labor
By JULIE PACE and KIMBERLY DOZIERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -
A current and a former senior Obama administration official say a White House task force is recommending that telephone records of Americans collected by the National Security Agency be stored by telephone companies or some other
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's top prosecutor on Wednesday referred toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial on charges he conspired with the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah and others to carry out a campaign of terrorist violence to destabilize
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities are ramping up prosecutions of rights activists during the year-end holidays, apparently hoping the West will pay less attention to its wide-ranging crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism throughout the year.
By DIAA HADIDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government aircraft dumped barrels packed with explosives on at least four opposition-held neighborhoods of Aleppo on Wednesday, the fourth day of stepped-up airstrikes on the contested northern city, activists said.
The air campaign, which
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are meeting with mothers in the Oval Office to promote the president's health care law.
The White House says Wednesday's meeting will focus on ways the law can benefit families. White House spokesman Jay Carney says moms
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.