By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed likely Wednesday to reinstate the trespassing conviction of a man who was caught protesting military activities in a place he had been ordered to avoid: the zone designated for demonstrators outside the main gate at a
By NICOLE WINFIELD and ALBERT AJIAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Pope Francis called for prayers Wednesday for 12 Orthodox nuns reportedly taken by force from their convent in Syria by rebels. Religious officials in the region have said the women were abducted, but a Syrian opposition
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's lawyer in the White House is sticking around a little longer.
The White House said in September that Kathryn Ruemmler planned to leave by the end of the year to go into private practice in New York. But White House
By KIMBERLY HEFLINGAP Education Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus - Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.
Zuckerberg's Startup: Education and
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis called Wednesday for prayers for 12 Orthodox nuns who were taken by force from their convent in Syria by opposition fighters. Religious officials in the region have said the women were being held against their will, but a Syrian
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the income gap between America's rich and poor is a "defining challenge of our time."
Obama says income inequality has jeopardized the nation's middle class. And he is urging Washington to take steps to ensure
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - In a sharp rebuff, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan's side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice President Joe Biden met with Beijing's leaders
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.
"I don't see much appetite on our side for
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States said Tuesday it had stopped shipments of military equipment out of Afghanistan, citing the risk to truckers from protests along part of the route in neighboring Pakistan.
There have been anti-U.S. demonstrations in Pakistan in
NEW YORK (AP) - Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year.
Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco says the news magazine's owners, IBT Media, want to "hit the reset button" and move to a business model where a weekly print magazine would be mainly supported by subscription
LATAH COUNTY, Wash. - The Idaho State Police say an 18 year old was killed Friday night in Latah County on Genesee Juliaetta Road.
The single car accident happened at 11:40. Authorities say Zachary Brunes was traveling westbound on the 3000 block of Genesee Juliaetta.
He tried to make a right
By SUZETTE LABOY and CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated Press
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others