By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's good news for most companies that provide health benefits for their employees: America's slowdown in medical costs may be turning into a trend, rather than a mere pause.
A report Tuesday from accounting and consulting
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is threatening to veto a measure being considered by House Republicans that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
The legislation expected to pass the Republican-controlled House as early as Tuesday has no chance of
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
The House is preparing to consider the bill this week. The
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's next U.S. attorney faces a dilemma sprung from the twin evils bedeviling America's third-largest city.
Should he zero in on Illinois' deep pool of political corruption with the resolve of his predecessor, who sent two governors to
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican Party's hope of running stronger presidential races by revamping immigration is about to hit a big hurdle: House Republicans.
Many House Republicans are chilly or openly hostile to the bipartisan bill before the Senate,
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Monday that Iran's election of a relative moderate shows that the country's people want to change course. But he stressed that Tehran still needs to show the international community that it's not pursuing a
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
1948 - Law passed making women a permanent part of the U.S. military services
1975 - The Air Force puts the first woman on operational crew status
1976 - The first group of women enters the U.S. military academies, as directed by legislation signed by President
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says it sees nothing new in North Korea's offer of high-level talks with the U.S.
Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that Pyongyang has made similar offers numerous times over the years. She said Washington would be open to dialogue but it wants North Korea
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special
By VESELIN TOSHKOVAssociated Press
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Bulgaria's prime minister said Monday that Parliament's appointment of a media mogul as the nation's security chief was a mistake, but that his government will not resign over it.
Several thousand people took to the streets of
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:15 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to a person with a weapon call near the area of 13600 E. 20th Ave. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim homeowner detaining the suspect, later
UPDATE: The female driver has been identified as Jennifer A. Schmidt of Spokane Valley. The male driver has been identified as Sean D. Moss. Both Schmidt and Moss were life-flighted by Medstar to Sacred Heart. The State Patrol says both vehicles were totaled and both drivers were wearing seatbelts
NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly 3 million New Yorkers' homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city's population, under new maps released Tuesday.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, officials said last month, the number of zones would double and encompass about 600,000