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 MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow the Border Patrol to circumvent more than a dozen environmental laws on all federally managed lands within 100 miles of the borders with Mexico and
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ron Barber, who almost died in the Arizona shooting that wounded former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was sworn in Tuesday as a member of the House.
Barber is a Democrat who won a special election to succeed Giffords, his former boss
By EMILIO MORENATTI and JORGE SAINZ
CINERA, Spain (AP) - Striking Spanish coal miners used homemade rockets and slingshots against police Tuesday as they kept up a protest against government spending cuts by barricading a highway and a rail line in this northern town
By ANNE GEARANAP National Security Writer
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will lead a delegation of current and former U.S. officials honoring the late heir to the throne in Saudi Arabia.
President Barack Obama is sending the group
By SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A Russian-operated ship said to be carrying military helicopters to Syria appears to have turned back after its British insurer removed coverage for the vessel, U.K. officials said Tuesday.
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
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top-ranking Republican in the Senate calls the Obama health care law the first step in "Europeanizing America" and says Congress should "start over" if the system is ruled invalid by the Supreme Court.
Kentucky's Sen. Mitch McConnell
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 DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the