By LARA JAKES and PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's spokesman says the White House is facing "legitimate criticisms" for its shifting accounts about who knew what about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups, and when they
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 in Pakistan and Yemen. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary - Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx - received a friendly reception from senators of both parties Wednesday laced with warnings that the nation needs to make a host of transportation
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Army sergeant has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom.
The Army said Wednesday that Sgt. 1st Class Michael McClendon is facing
By FILI SAGAPOLUTELEAssociated Press
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - American Samoa plans to take away frequent flier miles from government workers who travel on behalf of the U.S. territory and use the loyalty points to help medical patients and students travel off the islands when necessary.
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday threatened to veto legislation by House Republicans that would avert a doubling of student loan interest rates on July 1 but allow them to vary with the markets going forward.
The White House issued the warning
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge apologized Wednesday for an 18-month delay in unsealing documents in a case involving an alleged leak of classified information to a reporter.
The documents include two warrants and related materials for the email accounts of
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee chairman has withdrawn a subpoena to compel a retired diplomat to answer questions in private about an independent investigation of last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Rep. Darrell Issa (EYE'-suh) says he acted after
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama said Wednesday that stories of toil and sweat by slaves once held at a historic home within sight of the White House are an important part of U.S. history, including her own personal story, and are "as vital to our national
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday
SPOKANE, Wash – As the murder trial continues for Clay Starbuck, charged with strangling his ex-wife Chanin to death, in court Tuesday morning the jury heard a :30 second 911 call that came from Chanin Starbuck's cell phone the morning she was killed on December 1, 2011.