By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Stubbornly close and deeply divisive, the presidential race throttles into its last 100 days as an enormous clash over economic vision, with the outcome likely to come down to fall debates, final unemployment numbers and fierce efforts
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - New day, old bickering between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans.
Obama used his Saturday radio and Internet address to finger GOP lawmakers for a stalemate that could increase taxes on Americans next year. A leading
By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - To his friends, Neil E. Prescott was a "gentle giant" - a physically towering young man with a background in computers and electronics and a sarcastic, even biting, sense of humor that people close to him knew to shrug off as innocuous.
SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday to block enforcement of a new Washington state law that would require classified advertising companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements.
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the law this year to cut down on child
By RACHEL LA CORTEAssociated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced Friday they are donating $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington's same-sex marriage law.
With the gift, Washington United for Marriage has raised more
By ALICIA CHANG and SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writers
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Space used to be a man's world. Then came Sally Ride, who blazed a cosmic trail into orbit for U.S. women. With a pitch perfect name out of a pop song refrain, she joined the select club of American space heroes the
By LYNN ELBERAP Television Writer
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Mariah Carey will join "American Idol" as a judge next season, Fox announced Monday, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop culture status diminish.
"I am so excited to
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours of duty in the Middle East. A 6-year-old girl excited about learning to swim. A Target employee who shielded his girlfriend and her brother with his own body. They and nine
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
The race between President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney marks the first time since World War II that neither major-party candidate has had any military experience.
The president and his challenger both are making plays for veterans' support.
By DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines Writer
DALLAS (AP) - Get ready to spend more on travel. Airlines are raising ticket prices again after a four-month lull that coincided with falling fuel costs.
Over the weekend, several big airlines matched United Airlines' increase in base fares of up to $10 per