NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A body found in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle has been identified as a Filipino worker missing since a Nov. 16 oil platform fire.
Lafourche Parish Coroner Dr. John King said Wednesday the person is 28-year-old Jerome Malagapo.
Malagapo had been working for Grand Isle
By By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSAssociated Press
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won't be able to light up.
Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and they get millions of dollars in
By By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Veterans' Affairs Committee warned the VA Wednesday to expect much more aggressive oversight in the coming months as lawmakers review the department's conference and travel spending.
"The truce is over," said Rep. Jeff
By By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An independent House panel has concluded that there is substantial reason to believe Texas Rep. Silvestre Reyes violated ethics rules and federal law by conducting campaign meetings on House property and using campaign money to pay expenses
By By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Barack Obama's chief negotiators will meet on Thursday with congressional leaders to gauge prospects for a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House legislative chief
By By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to name a federal building after Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, the Massachusetts Democrat who served as Speaker from 1977 to 1987.
The legislation was sponsored by current Speaker John Boehner and his predecessor as Speaker, Nancy
By By JULIET WILLIAMSAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A former Democratic campaign treasurer was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in federal prison for defrauding high-profile clients such as U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a case that a judge said tampered with the
UPDATE: At about ten Wednesday morning a fire ruined a home on the corner of 46th and Stone on Spokane's South Hill. Fire investigators say they still do not know what caused the blaze, but they do know in started in the back corner of the home. The homeowner spoke with KHQ and he said
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A small explosion and fire Wednesday in a central Pennsylvania eighth-grade science classroom required hospital treatment for seven students and a teacher.
Carlisle Area School District Superintendent John Friend told reporters that a fireball occurred when some sort of
By By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Jabin Bogan spent seven months sleeping on the floor of a cell in a maximum-security Mexican prison, detained after he accidentally crossed the border at El Paso with 268,000 bullets in his truck. Nine people lived in Bogan's cell, with