By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many detainees at Guantanamo Bay may be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Barack Obama a rare victory in his fight to close the prison.
The compromise is part of a broad defense bill awaiting
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Public school students in the nation's largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The biggest gains by far were in
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency to 32 months in prison for stealing from the agency by failing to show up for work - while falsely claiming to be working for the CIA.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers worried that tight deadlines around the holidays and lingering computer problems could thwart their efforts to secure coverage under President Barack Obama's health overhaul will get extra time to pay, the health insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) - An operative of a Lebanese-based militant group and an Islamic militant group responsible for an attack on an Algerian gas facility that killed nearly 40 people, including three Americans, are being added to the State Department's list of terrorists.
The designations announced
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says it flew 120 U.S. diplomats and others out of South Sudan Wednesday because of continuing violence in the African nation.
A Defense Department spokesman, Army Col. Steven Warren, says two C-130 aircraft picked up employees from
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart is barring any GOP changes to pending defense legislation because he "can't stomach a vote on Iran sanctions."
In a blistering speech on the Senate floor,
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent business group filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging government rules that require federal contractors to display posters telling workers they have a legal right to form a union.
The National Association of Manufacturers asserts the Labor
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it's releasing a task force report that recommends changes on how the National Security Agency collects intelligence data.
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the recommendations will be made public Wednesday, ahead of the schedule the White House had
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's top prosecutor referred Wednesday toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial for conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah and others to carry out a campaign of violence to destabilize the country following
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
By Bill Murphy Jr.
Earlier this year, a tiny, unproven startup landed a $3.5 million military contract for a computer system to help veterans find civilian jobs. For the company, the deal was a lifeline, but securing the contract was anything but simple.
The story of how it happened--that is
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Figuring out how much marijuana people use has been one of the trickiest, and most important, questions facing the bureaucrats who are setting up Washington state's new legal pot system.
Underestimate demand, and marijuana fans might stick with