WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009.
The attorney general said that in conducting U.S. counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida and its associated forces, the government has targeted and killed one American
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary is getting a friendly reception from senators of both parties laced with warnings that the nation needs to make a host of transportation improvements with no clear way to pay for them.
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Army soldier has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom.
The Army said Wednesday that Sgt. 1st Class Michael McClendon is facing charges of
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday threatened to veto legislation by House Republicans that would avert a doubling of student loan interest rates on July 1 but allow them to vary with the markets going forward.
The White House issued the warning
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge apologized Wednesday for an 18-month delay in unsealing documents in a case involving an alleged leak of classified information to a reporter.
The documents include two warrants and related materials for the email accounts of
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee chairman has withdrawn a subpoena to compel a retired diplomat to answer questions in private about an independent investigation of last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Rep. Darrell Issa (EYE'-suh) says he acted after
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama said Wednesday that stories of toil and sweat by slaves once held at a historic home within sight of the White House are an important part of U.S. history, including her own personal story, and are "as vital to our national
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has taken up a Republican-sponsored bill that would speed approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Supporters say the bill, sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska, is needed to ensure the long-delayed
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new push to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions by crippling the country's economy is gathering momentum on Capitol Hill.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would impose even tougher economic
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
Known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the food stamp program is administered by the Agriculture Department
By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans protested outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
A crowd packed the
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday
SPOKANE, Wash. – The trial of Clay Starbuck, charged with killing his ex-wife Chanin and sexually violating her remains, entered its third week Monday at the Spokane County Courthouse.
Chanin Starbuck was found strangled to death in her Deer Park home in December of 2011, and Clay