By PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - A Canadian businessman caught up in a corruption probe in Cuba apparently went on trial Thursday, nearly two years after he was detained and his import company, Tri-Star Caribbean, was shuttered.
Sarkis Yacoubian arrived at an Interior Ministry courthouse
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reading, writing, arithmetic - and PE?
The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE become a core subject.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senator says repeated sexual assaults in the military allow a culture to continue.
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand (KEHR'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) of New York addressed the latest case at West Point. An Army sergeant is charged with secretly taking pictures and video of at least
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - The United States and Israel raised hopes Thursday for a restart of the Middle East peace process, despite little tangible progress so far from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's two-month-old effort to get Israelis and
By KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Navy Lt. Mike McGrath was just 27 years old, with a wife and two toddler sons in the U.S., when he was shot down and taken prisoner on his 179th bombing mission during the Vietnam War.
McGrath spent almost six years in North
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House lawmakers are ready to pass legislation that links student loan rates to the financial markets in spite of a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
Supported by Republicans, the bill would avoid a rate increase for students with new
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three days of congressional hearings about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups have lawmakers looking for ways to widen an investigation that has so far been largely contained within the tax collection
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy is recovering, the White House is dealing with multiple controversies, and President Barack Obama appears generally unaffected either way.
Several recent polls show the president sustaining an overall approval rating around 50 percent,
By LARA JAKES and LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is set to at least partially lift the veil of secrecy surrounding U.S.-directed drone strikes around the world, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the continuing
By Nicholas White,
Want to hang out at Justin Bieber's house? It might cost you $5 million!
Bieber is requiring that all guests who visit his Calabasas, Calif., mansion sign confidentiality agreement contracts agreeing not to reveal details of what they see and hear inside, TMZ reports.
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Spokane 911 has been advised of a Frontier telephone service outage involving the 283 prefix in the Waverly area. The extent of the outage and estimated time to repair is unknown. If you need emergency help call from a cellular or
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday