By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The only thing a bitterly partisan Congress can agree on as it heads for the exits is that looming defense cuts will have a devastating effect on the military.
No resolution emerged Thursday to avert $55 billion in cuts to a defense budget of
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ethics Committee will hold a hearing Friday in the case of Rep. Maxine Waters, a senior Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, who disputes allegations she tried to steer U.S. bailout money to a bank where her husband owns
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that the first decline in international aid to developing countries in years is jeopardizing the U.N. goal of reducing poverty by 2015 in many countries.
Ban spoke at a news conference
By The Associated Press
The Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church split from other Christians in 451 A.D. over a dispute about the nature of Christ. Unlike Roman Catholics, they do not believe in the infallibility of the Pope or in purgatory. They believe in the immaculate conception of Jesus, but
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - As Detroit residents fled one of the nation's most-distressed cities in waves, then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick enriched himself and his allies by rigging public contracts, shaking down businessmen and pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the
By PAUL FOYAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 74-year-old man was found dead after spending a night hanging upside down on his climbing ropes at Zion National Park, the park superintendent said Thursday.
Yoshio Hosobuchi was making a rappel in the Subway, a popular and demanding
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal appeals court judges Thursday questioned the CIA's efforts to block information on the use of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists.
A lower court federal judge sided with the CIA last year and dismissed a lawsuit by
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HUNSTVILLE, Texas (AP) - An ex-convict who confessed to killing five people at a Dallas-area car wash a week after he was fired from his job there 12 years ago was executed Thursday evening.
Robert Wayne Harris, 40, received lethal injection less than two
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - In a story Sept. 20 about changes at Arlington National Cemetery, The Associated Press erroneously reported in the story and headline that the Pentagon inspector general prepared the report. It was the Army inspector general.
A corrected version of the story is below:
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The most-visited museums in the U.S. are about to launch their first-ever national advertising campaign to connect more people with the Smithsonian Institution online, in schools or in the museums themselves.
The 166-year-old museum complex