By By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The plane carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera plunged almost vertically from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at a speed that may have exceeded 600 miles per hour
By By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge will decide next month whether to accept a plea deal that calls for BP PLC to pay a record $4.5 billion in penalties for its role in a deadly 2010 rig explosion and the massive oil spill it triggered in the Gulf of
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says that preserving a Voting Rights Act provision facing a Supreme Court challenge is essential to defending the rights of millions of Americans.
Appearing Tuesday night at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, the attorney general cited
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge says she will decide next month whether to accept a plea deal that calls for BP PLC to pay a record $4.5 billion in penalties for a deadly 2010 rig explosion and the massive oil spill it triggered in the Gulf of Mexico.
To resolve a Justice Department probe, the
SPOKANE, Wash. - With several inches of snow forecasted for tonight and tomorrow, City of Spokane Street Department crews are preparing.
Night crews will stay late, and Wednesday morning crews will come in early to improve street conditions for the commute, says Street Director Mark
By By DAVID ESPO and BEN FELLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a test of divided government, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner sought an elusive compromise Tuesday to prevent economy-damaging tax increases on the middle class at year's end, conferring by phone
MEAD, Wash – A 6th grade girl reported two men in a Suburban tried to lure her into their SUV while she waited alone for a bus stop in a residential neighborhood around 8:30 a.m.
The girl is a student at Midway Elementary, and says she was approached at Lidgerwood & Bridle Trail
By By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Tuesday defended its response to the security and humanitarian crises in Congo, rejecting criticism from Congress and human rights groups that the U.S. has failed to take decisive action.
Johnnie Carson, the
By By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Schools from 55 districts in 11 states plus the District of Columbia have won nearly $400 million in federal grants to promote school reform.
This year's version of President Barack Obama's Race to the Top competition let districts,
By By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Crews might be allowed to begin destroying two rock pinnacles impeding barge traffic on the Mississippi River as early as next week, more than a month ahead of schedule, a senator said Tuesday, cautioning that further steps may be needed to