By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate committee has approved President Barack Obama's pick to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department.
Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to send Alejandro
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence - no matter how long it takes.
She is among a group of "accidental activist" parents brought together one year ago by almost
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says a lower court should not have overturned the conviction and death sentence of a man who admitted killing a Kansas sheriff.
The high court Wednesday unanimously overturned the Kansas Supreme Court's decision to throw out Scott Cheever's death sentence
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their animals antibiotics
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York congressman for financial wrongdoing.
U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruled Wednesday that Rangel's
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-ZALDIVAR and LAURIE KELLMANAssociated 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
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
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Emergency crews on the south hill were called to a car crash late Wednesday night.
Police say around 11:00pm a man was driving his SUV westbound on 37th when he went through the stop sign at Perry, hit a brick landscaping
The Grant County Sheriff's Office found a man outside of Moses Lake in the 2800 block of Road 5 NE Wednesday morning with a gunshot wound.
In a press release, the Sheriff's Office says the man was immediately airlifted to a hospital and is in critical condition. The Sheriff's
Operation Spokane Heroes and Northern Quest Casino teamed up to donate $10,000 in gift cards to military families in Spokane this holiday season.
They presented the gift cards this afternoon at the Central YMCA to Col. Brian Hill, Vice Commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, who graciously