By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking to the Senate again to fill a top diplomatic post, with Democratic officials saying he intends to nominate six-term Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to be the next U.S. ambassador to China.
Baucus, who announced earlier
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - There were no champagne corks popping at the White House after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, no declarations of a new era of cooperation in President Barack Obama's second term.
Instead, the modest agreement that passed
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday in a surprise decision that will let his top foe and Russia's formerly richest man out of prison after more
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials, frustrated that hundreds of military shipments heading out of Afghanistan have been stopped on the land route through Pakistan because of anti-American protests, face the possibility of flying out equipment at
By KIMBERLY DOZIER and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If President Barack Obama follows even half of the recommendations urged by his advisory panel, the National Security Agency would significantly change the way it does business.
The collection of U.S. phone records and the spying
WASHINGTON (AP) - Six states were announced as winners Thursday of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
The winning states in the Race to the Top-Early Challenge competition were Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reliance on the death penalty continues to decline with 39 people executed this year, only the second time in 19 years that fewer than 40 people were put to death, a private group reported Thursday.
The Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian-Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds.
TOKYO (AP) - The Tokyo governor who helped his city secure the 2020 Olympics resigned Thursday after revelations that he received 50 million yen ($480,200) from a hospital company.
Gov. Naoki Inose had come under growing pressure to step down in recent days, in particular from Japanese ruling party
By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China, Democratic officials said Wednesday, turning to a lawmaker well-versed in trade issues to fill one of the nation's most sensitive
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAAssociated Press
QUNU, South Africa (AP) - Songs, speeches and the boom of artillery rang across Nelson Mandela's home village during his funeral Sunday as a tribal chief draped in animal skin declared: "A great tree has fallen."
South Africa was saying goodbye for the
By the Spokane Shock
SPOKANE, WA (December 16, 2013) – The Spokane Shock have been assigned quarterback Erik Meyer to the 2014 roster.
Erik Meyer (6-2, 210, Eastern Washington) rejoins the Shock for the 2014 AFL season. During his 2013 campaign for the Shock, Meyer rewrote the Spokane record
NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint and Dish Network are collaborating on a wireless broadband service targeting underserved areas.
The trial in Corpus Christi, Texas, will involve Sprint Corp.'s 4G LTE network and will begin in mid-2014. Dish Network Corp. will install equipment for households to tap the