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
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian-Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds.
TOKYO (AP) - The Tokyo governor who helped his city secure the 2020 Olympics resigned Thursday after revelations that he received 50 million yen ($480,200) from a hospital company.
Gov. Naoki Inose had come under growing pressure to step down in recent days, in particular from Japanese ruling party
By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China, Democratic officials said Wednesday, turning to a lawmaker well-versed in trade issues to fill one of the nation's most sensitive
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age on Wednesday in the most vocal global criticism of U.S. eavesdropping.
Germany and Brazil
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Legislation implementing the agreement makes permanent an
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry has called a top Indian official to express his regret over the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York City.
State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf says Kerry on Wednesday called India's National Security Adviser
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration needs to be more open with Congress to win support for a trans-Pacific trade pact under negotiation with 11 countries, an influential Democratic senator said Wednesday.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., chairman of a Senate
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday attached conditions to media company Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo Corp. and its 20 TV stations, saying it has to sever ties with KMOV-TV, a CBS affiliate in St. Louis.
Gannett Co. Inc. owns KSDK-TV in St. Louis. To comply with
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals.
It's hurting the U.S. economy.
So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last week by The Associated Press.
By the Spokane Shock
SPOKANE, WA (December 16, 2013) – The Spokane Shock have been assigned quarterback Erik Meyer to the 2014 roster.
Erik Meyer (6-2, 210, Eastern Washington) rejoins the Shock for the 2014 AFL season. During his 2013 campaign for the Shock, Meyer rewrote the Spokane record