By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - U.S. Rep. Tom Latham announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election in 2014, creating a potentially competitive race for a seat that likely would have favored the 10-term Iowa Republican.
The 65-year-old Republican from Clive will have
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and news media representatives agreed Tuesday to work toward expanding access to President Barack Obama's public duties to give photo journalists a less restricted view of the president at work.
Participants in a White House meeting said the session did not
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democrat Mark Herring is widening his lead over Republican Mark Obenshain as the entire state joined in a recount of the historically close race for Virginia attorney general.
Recount officials and the Herring campaign say Herring on Tuesday built on his lead to 600 votes
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The small-time case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today's worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of protecting the U.S. from
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one unnamed contractor that owed a whopping $525 million, a new inspector general's report says.
Altogether, 1,168 IRS vendors
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Bill Nelson said Tuesday he is willing to travel to Iran if it would help find missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.
In a speech on the Senate floor, Nelson said he has spoken in
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative lawyer Larry Klayman might not be an all-around household name, but it's a good bet he has sued someone who is.
Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Dick Cheney. Osama bin Laden. Fidel Castro. And, the target of Klayman'
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States ordered nonemergency government personnel to leave South Sudan and suspended normal operations at its embassy there Tuesday as political and social unrest continued to confront the fledgling African nation.
The State Department also warned U.S. citizens not to
By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The police officers who patrol America's colleges are empowered these days to do far more than respond to campus emergencies.
Campus police around the country are increasingly expanding their jurisdiction beyond the school and into the
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Richard Leon, the judge who declared that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional, has a long record of taking on executive branch actions.
Leon, a blunt-
WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - The disappearance of a 9-year-old girl later found strangled and dumped in a trash bin was reported in a 911 call by the man now charged with killing her.
Authorities say Jerrod Metsker, 24, was the last person seen with Reann Murphy at the trailer park where they lived in
Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office Confirms Identity and Cause of death of the man who was killed on December 15, 2013 on the 2500 Block of Garfield
SPOKANE COUNTY, December 17, 2013 – The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity and the cause of
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UPDATE: On Tuesday afternoon authorities in Spokane Valley confirmed to our Dylan Wohlenhaus that emergency responders a body found in the Spokane River about half a mile from Maringo Dr. and Farr Road.
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