By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A budget showdown for the ages could begin after this year's election and stretch well into 2013 - despite the threat that an impending half-trillion-dollar avalanche of tax increases and spending cuts might rekindle a national
By SARAH PARNASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - While schools across the country are letting out this week, class is in session on the National Mall. That is where the College Board set up 857 student desks in the blazing sun Tuesday.
The empty desks - one
By SARAH BRUMFIELDAssociated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) - A Maryland judge has ordered a cannibalism suspect transferred to the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital for a competency evaluation, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Alexander Kinyua, 21, of
By PAUL DAVENPORTAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - States starting to turn the corner on their Great Recession budget woes are taking the cautious approach, socking away millions of dollars in rainy day funds rather than restoring spending for education, health care and social
By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was on life support after suffering a stroke in prison Tuesday, deepening the country's uncertainty just as a potentially explosive fight opened over who will succeed him
By ED ANDRIESKIAssociated Press
BELLVUE, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters are making progress on a 93-square-mile wildfire in northern Colorado that has destroyed more homes than any other in state history, but more residents were warned Tuesday to be ready to leave because of a spot
By JIM VERTUNOAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas A&M University System will be the home of one of three national biodefense centers to help the country quickly develop vaccines in the event of a pandemic and strategies for responding to bioterrorism
By The Associated Press
HEAT PUNCH: Corn prices jumped 3.5 percent as crops have begun drooping under hot weather across parts of the Midwest. Traders questioned whether the dry conditions will lead to a smaller harvest than previously expected.
By Lindsay Silberman,
After undergoing several kidney surgeries, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will make his comeback performance on July 4 on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, The Associated Press reports.For the annual Independence Day celebration, Phillips will sing before an expected crowd