By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Legislation implementing the agreement makes permanent an
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry has called a top Indian official to express his regret over the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York City.
State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf says Kerry on Wednesday called India's National Security Adviser
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration needs to be more open with Congress to win support for a trans-Pacific trade pact under negotiation with 11 countries, an influential Democratic senator said Wednesday.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., chairman of a Senate
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taxpayers eager to get refunds will have to wait an extra 10 days to file their federal tax returns.
The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday the government shutdown has forced it to delay tax filing season until Jan. 31. It had been slated
By STAN LEHMANAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday she would not comment on the letter written by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in which he said he was willing to help Brazil investigate NSA spying on its soil but could only do so if
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many detainees at Guantanamo Bay may be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Barack Obama a rare victory in his fight to close the prison for terror suspects.
The compromise is part of a broad
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Public school students in the nation's largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The biggest gains by far were in
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency to 32 months in prison for stealing from the agency by failing to show up for work - while falsely claiming to be working for the CIA.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law, insurers announced Wednesday.
The board of
WASHINGTON (AP) - An operative of a Lebanese-based militant group and an Islamic militant group responsible for an attack on an Algerian gas facility that killed nearly 40 people, including three Americans, are being added to the State Department's list of terrorists.
The designations announced
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
Mobile users, click this link to see slideshow photos and video: http://tinyurl.com/oq8mo75SPOKANE, Wash. - Monkey see, monkey do, but it's not every day you see a monkey sitting in a chair, unless it's part of the 'Monkey in my Chair' program. The 'Monkey in my Chair' program sends out 'Monkey
SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE:Wife's Ashes Taken During BurglaryTuesday, December 17th, 2013, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Byron Zlateff responded to a residential burglary call near the 26000 block of East Eastland Road in Newman Lake. The victim said sometime in the past 24 hrs