UPDATE: President Barack Obama says the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all Americans. He's calling on congressional Republicans to support an extension of existing tax rates for households earning $250,000 or less.
Obama says he is confident that he and Congress can reach an agreement
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A Texas judge seen viciously beating his then-teenage daughter in a video she posted online last year returned to the bench Wednesday after a yearlong suspension.
William Adams, the top judge in coastal Texas' Aransas County, worked through a normal docket of juvenile
By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece needs more lenient targets to reduce its budget deficit, not a debt write-off by official creditors, which wouldn't be politically feasible, the head of a global banking lobby said Wednesday.
Charles Dallara, managing director
By ALLEN G. BREED and DONNA CASSATA and TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jill Kelley's attempt to climb the Tampa social ladder - the rungs of which included some high-ranking military officials - has come to an ignominious halt. Accounts of lavish parties at her bay front
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor.
The law took effect
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - One day CIA Director David Petraeus was sending out signals he'd like to stay on for President Barack Obama's second term. The next he was hurrying to the White House to offer his resignation and remorse over an extramarital affair. In