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-
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Students will earn an associate's degree and a high school diploma at the same time. Every student will have a laptop to take home at night. And teachers will be retrained to let students move at their own pace.
All are pilot programs the
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says Supreme Court justices should work as long as they can and shouldn't manipulate their retirement so a like-minded president can appoint their successor.
Some liberals have recently called on the 80-year-old
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The administration says a former Microsoft executive is taking over as the top tech honcho for HealthCare.gov, President Barack Obama's problem-plagued health insurance website.
Kurt DelBene will replace White House adviser Jeffrey Zients.
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The acting Homeland Security inspector general has left his post and taken another job in the agency, the department said Tuesday.
Charles K. Edwards had been in charge of investigating allegations of wrongdoing within the massive department.
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on a Myanmar military officer and three companies it accuses of involvement in the continuing, illicit arms trade with North Korea.
The designations do not directly target Myanmar's government
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Six U.S. service members were killed Tuesday when a helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, U.S. and NATO officials said.
One person on board the Black Hawk UH-60 was injured and survived, two U.S. defense officials said on condition of
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday huddled with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple.
The White House says the meeting was focused on efforts to repair the Obama administration's HealthCare.gov website and reform government
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian warplanes stepped up airstrikes on rebel-held districts in Aleppo on Tuesday, the third day of an assault that has killed more than 100 people in the northern city, activists said.
The strikes come hours after U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
By LAURA MILLSAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian parliament on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to an amnesty that could pardon jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot, in what appeared to be legislation carefully tailored to send a symbolic message to the West before the showcase
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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