WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is confirming that the U.S. is suspending nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria amid reports that Islamic Front fighters have seized assets from mainstream, Western-backed rebels.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. is concerned about reports that
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the use of force against Ukrainian protesters is completely unacceptable.
Spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. was appalled by recent clashes in the capital of Kiev. He called on President Viktor Yanukovych (yah-noo-KOH'-vich) to respect his people's
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report finds that the federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations.
The report from Democratic leaders on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is moving toward action on Iran this week that would stop short of any package of new economic penalties that might derail an interim nuclear agreement.
In the House, aides say Majority Leader Eric Cantor could introduce a nonbinding
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said Wednesday.
John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is considering whether to give a new sentencing hearing to a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
The justices heard arguments Wednesday over Robert Keith Woodall 's death sentence. Woodall pleaded guilty to
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough, demanding greater transparency and expressing disappointment at being left in the dark.
The Associated Press has reported
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says former South African President Nelson Mandela taught the world that trust, justice and reconciliation are possible, and that change can come.
Biden spoke Wednesday at a memorial service attended by members of Congress, civil rights leaders and others
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
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart
A man who has already endured more than most is facing a new challenge.
Over the weekend, James VanCuren's snow tires were stolen from outside his garage before being installed on his truck.
"I'm not taking the pass this time of year with bald tires," said VanCuren.
The loss of his tires
By GARY B. GRAVESAP Sports Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - James Young scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and No. 11 Kentucky used solid defense to hand Boise State its first loss, 70-55 on Tuesday night.
Outrebounded by 15 in losing to No. 14 Baylor last Friday, the Wildcats (8-2) bounced