By THOMAS BEAUMONT and DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three veteran House members from Iowa, Virginia and Utah have decided not to seek re-election in 2014, offering both parties an opportunity to gain a seat or two.
Retirement announcements came Tuesday from Rep. Tom Latham
By EDDIE PELLSAP National Writer
President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.
Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation
By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - U.S. Rep. Tom Latham announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election in 2014, creating a potentially competitive race for a seat that likely would have favored the 10-term Iowa Republican.
The 65-year-old Republican from Clive will have
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and news media representatives agreed Tuesday to work toward expanding access to President Barack Obama's public duties to give photo journalists a less restricted view of the president at work.
Participants in a White House meeting said the session did not
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democrat Mark Herring is widening his lead over Republican Mark Obenshain as the entire state joined in a recount of the historically close race for Virginia attorney general.
Recount officials and the Herring campaign say Herring on Tuesday built on his lead to 600 votes
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The small-time case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today's worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of protecting the U.S. from
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one unnamed contractor that owed a whopping $525 million, a new inspector general's report says.
Altogether, 1,168 IRS vendors
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Bill Nelson said Tuesday he is willing to travel to Iran if it would help find missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.
In a speech on the Senate floor, Nelson said he has spoken in
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative lawyer Larry Klayman might not be an all-around household name, but it's a good bet he has sued someone who is.
Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Dick Cheney. Osama bin Laden. Fidel Castro. And, the target of Klayman'
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States ordered nonemergency government personnel to leave South Sudan and suspended normal operations at its embassy there Tuesday as political and social unrest continued to confront the fledgling African nation.
The State Department also warned U.S. citizens not to
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
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail.
Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the
Daniel Lazcano and his brother Frank were arrested for the murder of Marcus Schur two years ago in Whitman County. Frank Lazcano has already been convicted in the case, and on Wednesday afternoon, after two previous mistrials, Daniel was found guilty by a jury in Spokane County.