By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a sweeping farm bill that would trim the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.
The panel rebuffed Democratic efforts to keep the food stamp program whole, as debate on the farm bill
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The good news is the budget deficit for the current year is projected to come in well below what was estimated just a few months ago. The bad news for deficit hawks is that the development could further curb the already slowing momentum for a
By BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The winning numbers have been drawn for the $360 million Powerball jackpot.
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night: 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and a Powerball of 32.
The jackpot is considered the third largest in Powerball history and the
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a movie company's Internet piracy complaint against 34 Oregonians, saying the company was unfairly using the court's subpoena power in a "reverse class-action suit" to save on legal expenses and possibly to intimidate defendants into paying
By CHARLES BABINGTON and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama seemed to lose control of his second-term agenda even before he was sworn in, when a school massacre led him to lift gun control to the fore. Now, as he tries to pivot from a stinging defeat on that issue
By PATRICK CONDONAssociated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - As a crowd of thousands roared from the lawn of the state Capitol, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday that makes gay marriage legal here come Aug. 1.
"What a day for Minnesota!" the Democratic governor declared, as American
By AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two men who left Minnesota to join al-Shabab in Somalia were sentenced Tuesday to three years in federal prison, while a man they characterized as a local leader in efforts to recruit them to the terrorist group was sentenced to 12 years.
By ALICIA RANCILIOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - As the Twitterverse expands with millions of users, it can be hard to have a unique voice. Nicole Richie doesn't have that problem.
"'It's 8:30am & I've already gotten into 5 fights' - thugs, and parents of
By P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - A teacher removed a suspicious package left inside a northern Colorado school that was later determined to be an active explosive, authorities said Tuesday.
However, police in Lafayette were cautious about calling the teacher a hero.
"That would not
By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A jury on Tuesday dealt another defeat to casino mogul and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson in his nine-year fight with a Hong Kong businessman, awarding the former consultant $70 million for helping Las Vegas Sands Corp. secure a lucrative gambling