By KASIE HUNT and KEN THOMASAssociated Press
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Clashing over the economy, President Barack Obama challenged Mitt Romney to join him in allowing tax hikes for rich Americans like them, needling his Republican rival on Tuesday to "compromise to help the middle class."
By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers may have given their OK to what could be the nation's first high-speed rail line, but the project is still a ways from leaving the station.
Even with prominent supporters such as President Barack Obama and Gov.
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Pentagon's Cyber Command on Monday called for swift action in Congress to sort out roles, standards and authorities for government agencies charged with defending against destructive computer attacks.
Army Gen. Keith
By JESSIE L. BONNERAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Firefighters gained ground on a number of wildfires across the West but struggled in southern Idaho, where winds fanned a fast-moving blaze across nearly 300 square miles of sagebrush and dry grass, authorities said Monday.
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - The head of the NAACP on Monday likened the group's fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s.
Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the
By JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday said he raised $71 million in June for his re-election campaign, after Republican candidate Mitt Romney reported $106 million during the same period. It was the second consecutive month that Romney collected more
MSNBC.COM/KABUL, Afghanistan - Six U.S. soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials confirmed to NBC News, on a day where a total of 29 people died from roadside bombs and insurgent attacks.
The identities soldiers were withheld pending notification of
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia on Monday signaled that it would not sign new weapons contracts with Syria until the situation there calms down.
Russia will continue with previously agreed exports, but will not be selling new arms to Syria, Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, deputy
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, eager to shift election-year attention away from the nation's lackluster jobs market, called on Congress Monday to extend tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year while allowing taxes to
By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The insanity defense takes center stage as the trial begins Monday for a Florida teenager accused in the brutal 2010 attack on a girl outside a middle school.
Defense lawyers say 17-year-old Wayne Treacy suffered from post-