By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, will join President Barack Obama's inner circle for one year as a counselor to focus on energy and climate change issues, the White House said Tuesday.
White House spokesman Jay
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Russia are marking the end of a 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for U.S. power plants.
The final shipment arrived in Baltimore this week. The shipment was
By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. envoy to Afghanistan says a delay in signing a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan is raising anxiety and imposing unnecessary costs on the Afghan people.
A national assembly endorsed the deal last month, but Afghan
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate will not extend current farm law if Congress can't agree on a new farm bill before adjourning next week.
House leaders have reserved space on their agenda this week for extending the current law
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's that time of year again: doctors caring for Medicare patients once more face a steep pay cut. But this time Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that has undermined the medical profession's confidence in
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The commandant of the Marine Corps is appealing to House and Senate leaders to complete a defense policy bill before the end of the year, calling it a national security imperative.
Gen. James Amos sent a letter to Republican and Democratic leaders
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) - The U.S. air operations center in Qatar has long been a hub where combat sorties into Iraq and Afghanistan were tracked and international forces kept watch over hotspots in the Persian Gulf and western Mediterranean Sea. But for
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have used the Senate's newly eased filibuster procedures to clear the way for confirmation of the man President Barack Obama wants to become a top housing regulator.
The Senate voted 57-40 on Tuesday to end a Republican filibuster, or delaying tactics, against Rep.
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it could breathe new life into a federal rule requiring states to reduce power plant pollution from the South and Midwest that fouls the air in the eastern U.S.
Several justices suggested during a 90-minute
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ahh, the first year of a baby's life - learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a bouncy seat with an iPad and some cool apps?
Fisher-Price is selling a baby bouncy seat with an attachment where parents can insert an
KHQ.COM - On December 5, 2013 Michael D. Morehead, who was previously listed as a missing person from the City of Coeur d'Alene, has been found deceased by a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office's Volunteer Search & Rescue K9 search team.
He was found a short distance from
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University Disciplinary Board that puts students Dan McIntosh and Erik Fagan on indefinite probation for a weapons policy violation.
The students were punished by Gonzaga after using a gun to
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – (December 9, 2013 - www.GoZags.com) Gonzaga University women's basketball junior forward Sunny Greinacher was tabbed West Coast Conference Player of the Week.
Greinacher helped No. 24 Gonzaga to three wins last week as the Bulldogs improved to 7-1 overall. Greinacher