By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple to 20 percent its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
Obama says the plan will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) - Between diplomatic headaches in Afghanistan and the Mideast, John Kerry spent happy hour Wednesday praising a wine-producing but poor Eastern European nation for resisting Russia's grasp.
Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, said
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The NSA inadvertently gathers the location records
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen consequence of a Republican amendment to President Barack Obama's health law.
The disclosure Wednesday by
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration faced strong bipartisan opposition Wednesday to plans for limited U.S. engagement with Myanmar's powerful military due to concerns over human rights and its lingering ties with North Korea.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The familiar black dog with the white chest and white front paws starred in past Christmases in President Barack Obama's White House, but America's first pooch had to let someone else in the picture this holiday season: his little
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he hopes young people don't get discouraged by how hard it has been to implement health care reform.
Obama spoke Wednesday to an audience of young leaders at a White House youth summit on health care. He told the participants that it has never been
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years.
At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details of the plan, which was announced in broad terms last summer. It is part of a larger
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says there's no evidence yet that Iran is violating last month's nuclear accord with world powers.
Rep. Adam Schiff notes Iranian claims about work at their nuclear facility at Arak. But the
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four ex-Blackwater guards are pleading not guilty to multiple manslaughter charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting on the streets of Baghdad.
Prosecutors say the heavily armed Blackwater convoy launched an unprovoked attack. Defense
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - The nation's largest freight rail carriers announced Wednesday they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees, one day after legally married, gay engineers filed a federal lawsuit in Seattle.
Gus Melonas, a
KHQ.COM - On Wednesday afternoon a Washington State Patrol trooper crashed while driving to stop a wrong-way driver on Hwy. 195 just 3 miles south of Spokane. Fortunately no one was injured.
The northbound lane was partially blocking for a short time, but it was opened shortly after.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A technical problem at a Rocky Mountain Power substation near Firth caused a power outage for more than 53,000 customers in southeastern Idaho. Company spokesman David Eskelsen says the company was required to disrupt service to about 49,000 Idaho