By LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed immigration director Alejandro Mayorkas to be the No. 2 official at the Department of Homleand Security.
The 54-41 vote clears one of dozens of President Barack Obama's nominees to high government offices. Under a deal
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There is no evidence of widespread misconduct within the Secret Service, according to a Homeland Security Department inspector general's report.
The 145-page report was issued Friday, more than 18 months after the agency in charge of
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is ordering a review of the military's response to sexual assault in the armed forces.
Obama says in a statement provided to The Associated Press that his administration has "an urgent obligation" to respond. The
By LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday after feeling unwell and undergoing tests that revealed nothing wrong, his spokesman said.
"Everything is normal," Adam Jentleson, Reid's press secretary, said in a statement. "He
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law.
Health and Human Services Secretary
By DONNA CASSATA and NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military one year to make progress on an epidemic of sexual assault or face potential tougher reforms, hours after Congress sent a sweeping defense bill for his signature that cracks down
By STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - For months, two review panels given nearly identical assignments by President Barack Obama have been studying how the White House should change or limit the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. They have functioned separately -
By JIM KUHNHENN and KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With control of the Senate at stake in next year's elections, President Barack Obama's decision to name retiring Democratic Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China sets off a chain reaction that could give the White House and
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - In an audiotape, Egypt's military chief talks about his dreams, saying that in one nighttime vision he was brandishing a sword and that in another he told the late Anwar Sadat that he himself would be president one day. The tape, apparently leaked
By TOM LoBIANCOAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - In one of the most conservative states in the nation, supporters of gay marriage are pondering the unthinkable: a victory, or at least not a loss.
A proposal to amend Indiana's constitution to ban same-sex marriage has sparked a flurry of
MOBILE USERS CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SLIDESHOW: http://bit.ly/JM8xCIRITZVILLE, Wash.- We now know the name of the driver killed in nine vehicle pileup just seven miles from Ritzville Friday afternoon. Jean Amidon of Whitefish Montana was pronounced dead on the scene after her vehicle ran
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62
By M.L. JOHNSONAssociated Press
SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin dairy farmer Kevin Ainsworth rushed to the emergency room in 1992, when he sliced off the tip of his finger. Other than a quick trip in 2010 when a test during a blood donation raised a false alarm about hepatitis C, that was his last