By MISHA DZHINZDHIKHASHVILIAssociated Press
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Allies of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili - a former prime minister and a provincial governor - were charged on Tuesday with embezzlement and abuse of office in another sign of an ongoing power struggle between the country
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Peace Corps says it will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners who want to serve together as volunteers overseas.
Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet says the change will diversify the pool of applicants who
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are asking Myanmar President Thein Sein (tane sane) to free nearly 250 political prisoners.
Thein Sein met Tuesday with members of the Senate and House on Capitol Hill, a day after he became the first Myanmar leader to visit the
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal
By MICHAEL R. BLOODAP Political Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Citizens of Los Angeles are choosing a new mayor.
The turnout tally is expected to be very low when polls close at 8 p.m. PDT Tuesday, with only 1 in 4 voters in the nation's second-largest city expected to cast a ballot.
By MARCY GORDON and PETER SVENSSONAP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Apple's CEO is disputing assertions by a Senate panel that the company avoids billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by shifting profits to foreign affiliates.
Tim Cook testified at a hearing Tuesday by the Senate Permanent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pledged urgent government help for Oklahoma Tuesday in the wake of "one of the most destructive" storms in the nation's history.
"In an instant, neighborhoods were destroyed, dozens of people lost their lives, many more were injured," Obama said from the
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Backed by elite troops of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, Syrian government forces fought rebels in a strategic opposition-held Syrian town near the Lebanese border for the third straight day Tuesday.
Lebanese security officials said fighting
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize because the bureau had improperly obtained reporters'
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
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee high school graduates: Strike your own path in college and life and work to overcome inevitable failures with determination and grit.
Mrs. Obama spoke for 22 minutes to the
PULLMAN -- Pullman police arrested Washington State linebacker Logan Mayes for a hit and run last Thursday.
The incident led to Mayes' arrest May 16th just after 6:30 p.m. on NE Westwood Drive.
A WSU spokesperson told SWX that the coaches are aware of the situation and it will remain a