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
By LARA JAKES and JAMEY KEATENAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The secretary general of NATO says he won't set a deadline for the Afghan government to commit to a security agreement that lets troops remain there when the combat mission ends in 2014.
But Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters
By TOM ODULAAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - About 300 journalists and civil rights activists marched to parliament and the president's office Tuesday in Kenya's capital to protest what they say is an attempt by lawmakers to stifle criticism by pressuring journalists with monetary
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is joining diplomats from around the world in hopes of persuading Afghan leaders to let international troops remain in the war-torn country beyond 2014.
The issue will be among the top priorities at an
By KIMBERLY HEFLINGAP Education Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.
By MARIA DANILOVAAssociated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - With Ukraine's president out of the country and his opponents still boiling with anger, the country's political tensions Tuesday appeared mired in a standoff as large protest rallies showed no sign of letting up.
The opposition lost its
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
LATAH COUNTY, Wash. - The Idaho State Police say an 18 year old was killed Friday night in Latah County on Genesee Juliaetta Road.
The single car accident happened at 11:40. Authorities say Zachary Brunes was traveling westbound on the 3000 block of Genesee Juliaetta.
He tried to make a right