Electric City, Wash., - Nearly 150 firefighters worked in winds gusting to 40 miles per hour yesterday attempting to corral the 29,000-acre Barker Canyon Fire Complex that was started by lightning Saturday night, September 8, at two spots – one approximately 13 miles
By CAROLE FELDMANAssociated Press
States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say, too, by awarding billions in aid, often with strings attached.
Where they stand:
President Barack Obama
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By BILL BARROWAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter issued a blistering indictment of the U.S. electoral process Tuesday, saying it is shot through with "financial corruption" that threatens American democracy.
Speaking at the international human rights center that bears
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Two soldiers have been convicted in connection with the theft of more than $600,000 worth of weapons accessories from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Army is prosecuting a third soldier. The News Tribune reports that the Army says it has recovered about 98 percent of
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - If the world's investors are right, the Federal Reserve is about to take a bold new step to try to invigorate the U.S. economy.
And many expect the central bank, which began a two-day meeting Wednesday, to unleash its most potent
By HOLLY RAMERAssociated Press
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Voters in swing-state New Hampshire picked candidates for the first open gubernatorial seat in a decade Tuesday, while a bitter primary in Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District and less contentious contests in Delaware also drew voters
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has confirmed that a State Department officer was killed Tuesday in Libya during an attack on the U.S. consulate.
Clinton said in a statement Tuesday night that she condemned the attack in the strongest terms and has called the Libyan
By DAVID GINSBURGAP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) - For the second time in three games, the Baltimore Orioles had an uplifting victory marred by an injury to a key player.
J.J. Hardy homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs, and the Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 Tuesday night to