By By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Barack Obama's chief negotiators will meet on Thursday with congressional leaders to gauge prospects for a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House legislative chief
By By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to name a federal building after Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, the Massachusetts Democrat who served as Speaker from 1977 to 1987.
The legislation was sponsored by current Speaker John Boehner and his predecessor as Speaker, Nancy
By By JULIET WILLIAMSAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A former Democratic campaign treasurer was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in federal prison for defrauding high-profile clients such as U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a case that a judge said tampered with the
UPDATE: At about ten Wednesday morning a fire ruined a home on the corner of 46th and Stone on Spokane's South Hill. Fire investigators say they still do not know what caused the blaze, but they do know in started in the back corner of the home. The homeowner spoke with KHQ and he said
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A small explosion and fire Wednesday in a central Pennsylvania eighth-grade science classroom required hospital treatment for seven students and a teacher.
Carlisle Area School District Superintendent John Friend told reporters that a fireball occurred when some sort of
By By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Jabin Bogan spent seven months sleeping on the floor of a cell in a maximum-security Mexican prison, detained after he accidentally crossed the border at El Paso with 268,000 bullets in his truck. Nine people lived in Bogan's cell, with
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled the Obama administration didn't violate an order by a judge who struck down the government's temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jill Biden and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined an effort Wednesday to build an education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to tell the stories of generations of veterans killed in combat, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
MIAMI (AP) - Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla's resentencing was postponed by a federal judge Wednesday, after his defense attorney argued Padilla is deteriorating psychologically after years of isolation and needs more time for family
HONOLULU (AP) - A State Department special agent charged with murder in the shooting of a man at a fast-food restaurant in Waikiki last year spent the night bar-hopping and drinking before going to the restaurant, prosecutors said.
Suspect Christopher Deedy appeared intoxicated before firing three