By BRADLEY BROOKS, MARCO SIBAJA and JENNY BARCHFIELDAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) - With massive protests by middle-class Brazilians demanding wholesale government reforms, people all over this continent-sized country have reached a verdict on the streets and online: "The giant has awakened."
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michael Froman, a senior White House economic adviser and classmate of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School, on Wednesday won Senate confirmation to be the next U.S. trade representative.
The confirmation vote was 93-4, elevating the 50-year-
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The force-feeding of terror suspects at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, runs counter to international standards, medical ethics and the practices at American prisons, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday
By DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effort to make good on promises he made at the start of his second term. "We know we have to do more
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. accused China and Russia of failing to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking, ranking them on a par with North Korea and Syria.
The State Department downgraded China and Russia in rankings on how 188 governments around
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - By saying he intends to bargain with Russia over new reductions in nuclear weapons, rather than make cuts on his own, President Barack Obama is asking for cooperation from a former Cold War foe in no mood to agree.
Relations between Obama
By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday made his second call to the Afghan president in 24 hours to ease Hamid Karzai's anger over the rollout of the Taliban's new political office in Qatar - a rift that temporarily delayed U.S. talks
By The Associated Press
Here are five key facts to know about the health care overhaul before major portions of it begin next year.
1. The 2010 law is still in effect, having survived Congressional and Supreme Court challenges.
2. Most Americans will need to have coverage next year or pay an annual
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects.
The belt-tightening comes as the GOP-led House works on $44 billion measure covering transportation and housing programs.
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department violated its own rules when it secretly seized records for thousands of phone calls to and from journalists for The Associated Press as part of a leak investigation, the head of the company said Wednesday.
AP President and
UPDATE: Authorities say that a tan SUV was heading west on 35th on Wednesday afternoon when the driver ran a stop sign at Freya. A blue SUV that was headed south on Freya hit the tan SUV causing the vehicle to flip over.
There were two people in the overturned SUV, a woman and a little girl. They
AMMON, Idaho (AP) - Officials with the Bonneville County sheriff's department say a 21-month-old southeastern Idaho girl has died after she was left in a vehicle. A news release says deputies and paramedics were called shortly after 5:15 p.m. Tuesday to a residence in Ammon,
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The man accused of strangling his girlfriend and putting her body in a tub of acid at a Nine Mile Falls home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge in Spokane.
The trial for 27-year-old Jason Hart is set for Aug. 12.
He's accused of killing 33-year-old Regan