By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is fully capable of defending itself against a North Korean ballistic missile attack, the White House said Thursday, after Pyongyang threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States.
The threat from the
UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE INVESTIGATIVE REGIONAL RESPONSE TEAM: The County Prosecutor's Office has reviewed the case of a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy involved in a deadly shooting at 1309 Skipworth Ct. in Spokane Valley on September 5th of 2012 and has determined no
By REBECCA BOONEAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has become the first state to have its so-called fetal pain law banning abortions after 20 weeks struck down by the federal courts.
The decision from U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill was handed down Wednesday as part of a ruling that
By RAY HENRYAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - While some states push to tighten gun control laws after the Connecticut school massacre, lawmakers in gun-friendly Georgia want to ease rules preventing some mentally ill people from getting licenses to carry firearms.
Legislators in Georgia's House
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama does not have the authority to use a drone to kill a U.S. citizen on American soil if the citizen is not engaged in combat. Obama spokesman Jay Carney says the attorney general made that assertion in a letter to GOP Sen
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the U.S. is fully capable of defending itself after a North Korean ballistic missile attack.
White House spokesman Jay Carney was responding to the North's vow to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. That threat came in retaliation for
By THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - Sixteen Amish men and women who have lived rural, self-sufficient lives surrounded by extended family and with little outside contact are facing regimented routines in a federal prison system where almost half of inmates are behind bars for drug
NEW YORK (AP) - Nathan Safferstein was barely 21 when circumstances suddenly propelled him from his job as a supermarket manager into the stealth world of a counterintelligence agent on the project that produced the atomic bomb.
A customer at the Connecticut market had told her brother - an Army
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog says the Veterans Affairs Department has been sending sensitive data - including electronic health records - over unencrypted networks, making them vulnerable to theft or misuse.
The VA's inspector general says it has been common practice for the agency
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Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
This week's collection includes a Syrian