By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says it is welcoming North Korea's decision to release an elderly American tourist.
North Korea's state news agency said 85-year-old Merrill Newman was allowed to leave the country after being held for more than month. North
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama threw the switch, bathing the National Christmas Tree in lights and giving an otherwise dreary day in the nation's capital a festive and seasonal spirit. He later singled out Nelson Mandela, the beloved South African anti-apartheid leader who died
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by a secretive U.S
By STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an
By GREG MYREAssociated Press
EDITOR'S NOTE - On Feb. 11, 1990, AP reporter Greg Myre was in Cape Town when Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison hand-in-hand with his then wife, Winnie, as people worldwide rejoiced. The momentous
By MARTHA MENDOZAAP National Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - AT&T, under fire for ongoing revelations that it shares and sells customers' communications records to the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence offices, says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
The White House said Friday that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle
By DINA CAPPIELLOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
The new rule is designed to address environmental
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says
By DINA CAPPIELLOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy.
The change, requested by
Facebook post from Spokane Fire Department: "Despite resuscitation attempts by Engine 6 assisted by AMR & SIA, the young patient did not survive. The military family was traveling with the teen to Atlanta for a family Christmas. Thoughts and prayers from all of us at the SFD for
The University of Idaho will host Washington State University in a men's basketball clash tonight at 7:00 p.m. live on SWX! Sam Adams and Mike Peterson will have the call from Cowan Spectrum on digital channel 6-2 or cable channel 306. This will be the the 268th time since 1906 that these
By BARRY HATTONAssociated Press
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal wants to look like Ireland, but it can't disguise its resemblance to Greece.
Inspectors from Portugal's bailout creditors arrive in Lisbon on Wednesday for a regular check of the country's fiscal health and its compliance