By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's awfully quiet at the White House these days.
President Barack Obama is spending lots of time campaigning in the most competitive states, and the White House press corps that normally occupies space in the West Wing is out there with him
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a resolution that reaffirms U.S. efforts to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and says containment of a nuclear-capable Iran is not an option.
By a vote of 90-1 early Saturday, the Senate backed
By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJERAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Guatemalan soldier accused of being involved in a 1982 massacre during that country's civil war was extradited Friday to California where he faces immigration fraud charges.
Jose Sosa Orantes was brought to the U.S. from
SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle couple who collected welfare while living in a $1.2 million waterfront home are headed to prison.
A federal judge sentenced chiropractor David Silverstein and his longtime partner, Lyudmila Shimonova, to 18 months in prison Friday. Silverstein also must pay a criminal fine
By RON DePASQUALEAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council said Friday it will consider a request from West African countries for military intervention in Mali to root out Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists who have seized control of the country's northern region.
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security payroll tax cut should be allowed to expire at the end of this year and lawmakers should turn instead to overhauling the entire federal tax code, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday.
The 2 percentage point reduction
By KIMBERLY DOZIER and MATT APUZZOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials said Friday as they pieced together details about
By P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Three people wounded in the shooting that killed 12 people at a Colorado theater have filed lawsuits alleging the exit door the gunman used to enter the building should have had an alarm.
Two lawsuits were filed Friday in U.S. District
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
Bob Kerstein loves his paper stock certificates.
At a time when stock trading is dominated by rapid-fire computers, he relishes paper stocks for their palpability. Wall Street seems cryptic and far away, but certificates are something he can see and hold.
By KEVIN MCGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Details of a sweeping agreement to clean up the troubled New Orleans Police Department were heard Friday by a federal judge who must approve the reforms, some of the widest ranging ever negotiated by the federal government