By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If they don't believe their parents, maybe America's teens will listen to the Pentagon's top general.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed likely Wednesday to reinstate the trespassing conviction of a man who was caught protesting military activities in a place he had been ordered to avoid: the zone designated for demonstrators outside the main gate at a
By NICOLE WINFIELD and ALBERT AJIAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Pope Francis called for prayers Wednesday for 12 Orthodox nuns reportedly taken by force from their convent in Syria by rebels. Religious officials in the region have said the women were abducted, but a Syrian opposition
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's lawyer in the White House is sticking around a little longer.
The White House said in September that Kathryn Ruemmler planned to leave by the end of the year to go into private practice in New York. But White House
By KIMBERLY HEFLINGAP Education Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus - Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.
Zuckerberg's Startup: Education and
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis called Wednesday for prayers for 12 Orthodox nuns who were taken by force from their convent in Syria by opposition fighters. Religious officials in the region have said the women were being held against their will, but a Syrian
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the income gap between America's rich and poor is a "defining challenge of our time."
Obama says income inequality has jeopardized the nation's middle class. And he is urging Washington to take steps to ensure
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - In a sharp rebuff, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan's side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice President Joe Biden met with Beijing's leaders
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.
"I don't see much appetite on our side for
KHQ.COM - On Wednesday afternoon a Washington State Patrol trooper crashed while driving to stop a wrong-way driver on Hwy. 195 just 3 miles south of Spokane.
No one was seriously hurt and there was no severe damage to either vehicle.
We're still awaiting more details from WSP.
LATAH COUNTY, Wash. - The Idaho State Police say an 18 year old was killed Friday night in Latah County on Genesee Juliaetta Road.
The single car accident happened at 11:40. Authorities say Zachary Brunes was traveling westbound on the 3000 block of Genesee Juliaetta.
He tried to make a right
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - The nation's largest freight rail carriers announced Wednesday they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees, one day after legally married, gay engineers filed a federal lawsuit in Seattle.
Gus Melonas, a