By PABLO FERNANDEZAssociated Press
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Uruguay's national government said Wednesday it hopes to fight a growing crime problem by selling marijuana to citizens registered to buy it, and will send a bill to Congress that would make it the first country
By CAIN BURDEAUAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the same area where the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010 brought in $1.7 billion in winning bids Wednesday.
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidents going back to George Washington have claimed a murky power to keep the inner workings of their administrations secret from Congress.
That authority, known as executive privilege, isn't in the
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The family of an Immigration and Customs agent slain in Mexico has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the U.S. government.
A pair of South Texas law firms representing the family of ICE Agent
By HARRY R. WEBERAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - An inventor claims his design was the basis for the cap used to choke off the flow of oil to the Gulf of Mexico nearly three months after BP's undersea well blew in 2010. And he says it was stolen.
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
The shunned Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction report is finally getting some love: from both the Obama and Romney camps.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney has been talking up the plan and criticizing President Barack Obama for
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
BELLVUE, Colo. (AP) - Authorities grounded firefighting aircraft battling an out-of-control blaze scorching central Colorado on Wednesday, reacting with caution to witness reports of meteor sightings.
The temporary move came amid
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is planning to travel to Russia next week, a visit that follows recent talks between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Mexico.
By DON MELVIN and TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
LUXEMBOURG (AP) - The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the euro is under "acute stress" and piled pressure on Germany by advocating a series of measures to pull Europe out of its crisis that its
By BETH FOUHYAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A conservative women's group on Wednesday launched a $6 million ad campaign in presidential battleground states criticizing President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
The 60-second ad from Concerned