By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting approaches.
The White House says $100 million will become available to increase access and quality of mental health
By ANDREW MELDRUMAssociated Press
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - A half-century ago Nelson Mandela was taken as a prisoner to Robben Island, 11 kilometers (seven miles) across the bay from Cape Town, where he would begin serving a life sentence for plotting to overthrow South Africa's racist
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say government forces are pounding a rebel stronghold in the mountainous region near the Lebanese border in which a group of nuns are believed to have been held by opposition fighters.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says president Bashar Assad
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to head the Internal Revenue Service goes before a Senate committee Tuesday to face tough questions about the agency's targeting of tea party groups and its ability to administer parts of the president
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are demonstrating their new ability to thwart Republican filibusters with a vote that would make judges appointed by Democratic presidents a majority on the nation's second most powerful court.
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The dramatic ouster of the uncle of North Korea's young ruler has sidelined the man reputed to be the second most powerful official in the secretive hierarchy. But Washington is not banking on a radical shift in Pyongyang's nuclear
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon.
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and MARCY GORDONAP Business Writers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way.
Local governments have long acted as first responders in emergencies and now are working to plan for sea level rise, floods, hurricanes and
By STEVE LeBLANCAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey's old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.
The race pits Democratic state Sen. Katherine Clark of Melrose against
KHQ.COM - On December 5, 2013 Michael D. Morehead, who was previously listed as a missing person from the City of Coeur d'Alene, has been found deceased by a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office's Volunteer Search & Rescue K9 search team.
He was found a short distance from
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University Disciplinary Board that puts students Dan McIntosh and Erik Fagan on indefinite probation for a weapons policy violation.
The students were punished by Gonzaga after using a gun to
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree to include a renewal in any year-end budget deal.
Some congressional Democrats said they would continue to press