By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense officials say four U.S. troops were killed Tuesday at or near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
Officials say the four were killed by indirect fire, likely a mortar or rocket, but they had no other details.
The officials spoke on
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Farm-state lawmakers are scrambling to win bipartisan support for a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill on the House floor this week.
The legislation would cut $2 billion a year from food stamps while raising subsidies for several crops
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Google on Tuesday sharply challenged the federal government's gag order on its Internet surveillance program, citing what it described as a First Amendment right to divulge how many requests it receives from the government for data about its
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internal Revenue Service manager and self-described conservative Republican said the close scrutiny of tea party groups' tax forms originated in his Cincinnati IRS office and not in Washington, according to a full transcript of his interview by
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans controlling the House unveiled slashing cuts Tuesday to a program that helps localities build community development projects, while their rivals in the Democratic-led Senate proposed to restore GOP cuts to international food aid and
By CASSANDRA VINOGRADAssociated Press
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) - Well, that was close. Or was it? Shortly after wrapping up one of the most peaceful Group of Eight summits in recent memory, Prime Minister David Cameron let a cat out of the bag.
"Now #G8UK is over I can reveal a bomb was
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Same-sex couples are treated less favorably than heterosexual couples when seeking information about rental housing advertised over the Internet, according to a first-of-its-kind national study from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - States can ask for another year before being required to use student test results to decide whether to keep or fire teachers, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told school chiefs on Tuesday.
Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia have
By The Associated Press
Word that the Taliban and U.S. will hold formal talks to find a political solution to end nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan comes after years of failed efforts at peace talks. A look at the evolution of U.S. relations with the Taliban:
-The Taliban, an Islamic
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Massive nationwide protests that Egypt's opposition plans for June 30 are taking on a dangerous edge.
Opponents of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi are convinced that this is the best and perhaps the last opportunity to drive him from power. They
UPDATE: Authorities say that a tan SUV was heading west on 35th on Wednesday afternoon when the driver ran a stop sign at Freya. A blue SUV that was headed south on Freya hit the tan SUV causing the vehicle to flip over.
There were two people in the overturned SUV, a woman and a little girl. They
AMMON, Idaho (AP) - Officials with the Bonneville County sheriff's department say a 21-month-old southeastern Idaho girl has died after she was left in a vehicle. A news release says deputies and paramedics were called shortly after 5:15 p.m. Tuesday to a residence in Ammon,
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The man accused of strangling his girlfriend and putting her body in a tub of acid at a Nine Mile Falls home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge in Spokane.
The trial for 27-year-old Jason Hart is set for Aug. 12.
He's accused of killing 33-year-old Regan