By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge under fire for commenting that a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" said Tuesday that he deserves to be censured but not removed from the bench for the remarks.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh told
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Philippines this month to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to helping the Southeast Asian nation rebuild after a devastating typhoon.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf says Kerry spoke Tuesday with Philippines Foreign Secretary Albert
By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Three immigrant advocates on a hunger strike to pressure lawmakers to change the country's immigration system ended their three-week fast Tuesday on the National Mall, while a new group of fasters including U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III took
By LARA JAKESNational Security Writer
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a decision about whether to keep foreign military troops in Afghanistan after 2014 is "serious business" and urged the government in Kabul to agree to it quickly.
In comments to reporters Tuesday, Kerry
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it won't offer much help to frequent flyers who want to sue when airlines revoke their miles or their memberships.
The justices heard the case of a Minnesota rabbi who was stripped of his top-level "platinum
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - International patience could wear thin with Sri Lanka unless it takes action to address allegations of atrocities during the island nation's civil war, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia said Tuesday.
Assistant Secretary of State Nisha
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement.
Republican-on-Republican infighting? Teacher unions linking arms with tea partyers? President Barack Obama working in tandem with the U.S. Chamber of
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More troubles for the health care overhaul. Subsidies to help people buy insurance under the law may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog said Tuesday in a report suggesting that concerns about the law are far from over.
By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.
By RAY FAUREAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - After years of delay, protests and legal action, a tolling system finally came into force Tuesday on a large part of the freeway network of South Africa's richest province, Gauteng, amid threats by opponents to continue the fight against the
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. Fortunately no one was injured.
The northbound lane was partially blocking for a short time, but it was opened shortly after.
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
On December 2, 2013 the Stevens County Sheriff's Office was asked to conduct a welfare check on a woman from the Tacoma area who never returned home from the Loon Lake area.
Deputies say 51-year-old Susan Yager was staying at a cabin on the lake during the holiday weekend, and when she