By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As anti-American sentiment boils in Islamic countries like Egypt, lawmakers are moving to permit billions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid under a government-wide funding bill set to clear Congress this week.
In the case of Egypt, turmoil since
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas suburb's long, expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will get perhaps its most important hearing Wednesday before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department is awarding $228 million in grants to historically black colleges and universities.
The five-year grants will go to schools in 19 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Schools can use the
BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say an arrest has been made in a shooting on the campus of Morgan State University.
Baltimore police identified the suspect as 20-year-old Kelly Lamont Ellerbee Jr. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the arrest was made shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Guglielmi
UPDATE: The last time legal fees were approved by the Federal Court for the Karl Thompson case was in April. The federal taxpayers are paying for his defense in the criminal case. Through today the approved fees you have paid are more than $500,000. More fees will be approved at a later date
By The Associated Press
As of Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at least 1,988 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is six less than the Defense Department's tally,
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Defense of Marriage Act is set for a showdown in a federal appeals court later this month between those who say it is right for the government to speak of marriage only in heterosexual terms and those who say doing so discriminates against
By JOE MANDAKAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died at home after waiting 30 hours for help despite 10 calls to 911 during a record-setting snowstorm.
The attorney for Curtis Mitchell's
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A wind energy equipment manufacturer says it will lay off 615 workers in Iowa, Kansas and Florida in part because Congress has not renewed a tax credit for wind energy.
Siemens Energy Inc. says it told workers the news Tuesday at plants in Fort Madison, Iowa; Hutchinson, Kan
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The birth of a panda cub this weekend at Washington's zoo was cause for a party, but behind the excitement there's also now some nail-biting.
Panda cubs are born hairless and helpless, about the size of a stick of butter. The tiny cubs