By CRISTINA SILVAAssociated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to the scene of the horrific shooting that wounded her and killed six people two years ago, urging senators Wednesday to pass background checks for gun purchases in her first public event at the site
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A recently discovered comet is closer than it's ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it.
Called Pan-STARRS, the comet passed within 100 million miles of Earth on Tuesday, its closest approach in its first-ever cruise
By RACHEL D'OROAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - No one who races sled dogs is going to get filthy rich any time soon, even if they win Alaska's 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
The prize for winning the sport's premier race is only $50,400 and a new 2013 Dodge Ram
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shifting course in the face of political gridlock, President Barack Obama is making rare overtures to rank-and-file Republicans, inviting GOP senators to dinner Wednesday, planning visits to Capitol Hill and working the phones with
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill next week. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office says the president requested the meeting through his chief of staff. The meeting will take place next Thursday.
LACEY, Wash. (AP) - Kim Ridgway and her wife, Kimberly Bliss, can well envision the shop they plan to open. They know where they'll put the accessories, the baked goods and the shelves stacked with their valuable product: jars of high-quality marijuana. Like
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Two years ago, Washington state lawmakers banned the sale of shark fins but grandfathered in fins bought before July 2011. The Washington state Senate voted to close that loophole with a 45-4 vote Tuesday. The measure now heads to the House.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Members of the Coeur d'Alene School Board are vowing to crack down on bullies. The board agreed Monday to direct school administrators to form a task force to determine the scope of bullying problems and recommend solutions.
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated Press
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Venezuelans in the U.S. cheered and expressed cautious optimism that new elections will bring change to their homeland after the death of President Hugo Chavez.
"My hope is that Venezuela will become a free country once again," said Elizabeth
By DAVID DISHNEAUAssociated Press
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - After pummeling the nation's midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm was making its way Wednesday toward the nation's capital, where residents braced for the possibility of snarled traffic and power outages.
As the storm