By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has quietly opened the door for states to seek major changes in how they meet federal welfare-to-work requirements for some of their poorest residents, and leading conservatives are crying foul.
In a memo to
By JOHN MILBURNAssociated Press
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A government-backed committee of the National Research Council issued a report Friday saying the United States would have adequate biosecurity protections even if plans for a proposed $1.14 billion lab in Kansas are scaled back.
The study was
By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Worried about the economy? The rising cost of health insurance? The burgeoning federal debt?
Yup, the presidential candidates have a bullet point for that.
But despite Republican Mitt Romney's 59-point jobs plan, President Barack Obama's 64
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil climbed Friday for a third straight day as traders fretted about declines in supply in key areas around the world.
A series of reports this week showed that oil supplies from Iran, the North Sea and the U.S. have declined. Continued
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Institute of Medicine recommended Friday that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan undergo annual screening for post-traumatic stress disorder and that federal agencies conduct more research to determine how well the various
By ALI AKBAR DAREINIAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - War games this month showcased missiles with improved accuracy and firing capabilities, Iranian media reports said Friday, an apparent response to stepped up Western moves against Iran's nuclear program.
By KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
GLENDALE, Colo. (AP) - Nearly a year after the nation's deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in more than two decades, Colorado cantaloupes are back in supermarkets.
Farmers near the town of Rocky Ford are going on the offensive to restore the fruit's
By MARC LEVY and MICHAEL RUBINKAMAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A blistering report that claims Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials concealed what they knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children may prove to be an indelible stain on the beloved coach's 61-
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton declared Myanmar open to American investment Friday, introducing the reformist president to leaders of some of the U.S.'s biggest corporations and still prodding him to do more to expand
By DIDI TANGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - A widely read microblog written by the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai and known for its sometimes tongue-in-cheek comments about China's social and political issues was inaccessible Friday.
Sina Weibo, China's most popular microblog site that hosts