By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is launching a push to extend tax cuts for the middle class, as he seeks to shift the election-year economic debate away from the dismal jobs market and toward the issue of tax fairness.
Obama, in an address from the White
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - International envoy Kofi Annan tried to rescue his peace plan for Syria by seeking help Monday from Iran, a staunch ally and military backer of President Bashar Assad's regime.
Before flying to Tehran, Annan said he had agreed on a new approach
By MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Ever since Sherrie Hassenger's husband went missing with five other U.S. airmen over Laos in 1965, her purpose has been to wish and to hope he would come home. When those men's remains were buried in a single casket Monday at
By AMY TAXINAssociated Press
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering five people who had heart attacks after he deliberately torched a hillside and started a raging wildfire
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A wildfire raced across 125 square miles of sagebrush and dry grass in southern Idaho in a little more than a day, with strong winds blocking fire crews from keeping it in check.
At one point, firefighters had hopes of containing the 80,000-acre blaze by Sunday evening.
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took aim Monday at China's model of economic growth without democracy, arguing that it undermines long-term prospects and urging other Asian countries to expand markets and political
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Republicans have roughed up the business community this year - and it's not over yet.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and major companies like Boeing Co. and Caterpillar Inc. all wanted
BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) - In a July 9 story about a man trying to reach the 3 million mile mark in his 1966 Volvo P1800S, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the man, Irvin Gordon, and his car have traveled the equivalent of 1,176 times around the world. The correct figure is the equivalent
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having trouble getting online?
Some may find their smartphones working overtime because the family computer couldn't seem to connect to the Internet Monday morning.
You may be one of thousands across the United States who waited too long
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Can the Internal Revenue Service police President Barack Obama's health care mandate while simultaneously collecting all the taxes for running the federal government?
The question is being renewed in the wake of the Supreme Court's