By By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy, Democrats on Capitol Hill said Wednesday.
Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan told a Senate Appropriations
By By ALICIA CHANGAP Science Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday.
This surprising new view of the moon comes from detailed gravity mapping by twin NASA spacecraft, which slipped into orbit around
By By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed to struggle Wednesday to find a middle ground on whether American courts have any further say in an international custody dispute between a U.S. soldier and his now-separated Scottish wife over their daughter.
By By CHARLES J. GANSAssociated Press
You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to recognize "Take Five," the smoky instrumental by the Dave Brubeck Quartet that instantly evokes swinging bachelor pads, hi-fi systems and cool nightclubs of the 1950s and '60s.
"Take Five" was a musical
By By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and business groups told a federal appeals court Wednesday that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution earlier this year when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies in his administration.
Attorneys for the groups told a
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Auditor's Office reports that staff processed 28 marriage applications Thursday, with 23 issued to same gender couples.
As of 4:00 PM, the total number of marriage licenses issued to same gender couples on the first day that R-74 became effective is 769
By By YURAS KARMANAUAssociated Press
BORISOV, Belarus (AP) - Vladimir Dodonov wants to flee Belarus for neighboring Russia before it becomes illegal to leave his job at a wood-processing plant.
Belarus' authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko, has decided to stem an exodus of
By By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time in days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke by phone Wednesday about the "fiscal cliff" that threatens to knock the economy into recession, raising the prospect of fresh negotiations to
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is warning Republicans not to create another fight over the nation's debt ceiling, telling business leaders it's "not a game that I will play." Obama says in remarks to the Business Roundtable that he has heard of reports that
By By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican negotiator in talks with President Barack Obama on avoiding economy-jarring tax increases and spending cuts says it's time for the White House to respond to Monday's GOP offer.
House Speaker John Boehner says that