By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to return to the United States from Kazakhstan in January despite not having a valid student visa, a federal law enforcement official told The
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers.
The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March.
Millions of air travelers were affected
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Prisons lacks clear standards on when to grant compassionate release to inmates with terminal illnesses and limited life expectancies, the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday.
In a study of 206 such requests from 2006 through 2011, the
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee will hold a hearing next week on the bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three and wounded more than 200 others.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is among those invited to testify at the hearing, to be held on May 9 by the House Homeland Security
By JIM KUHNHENN and NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama intends to nominate Rep. Melvin Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator that oversees lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and he has chosen a former cable and wireless
By JAMAL HALABYAssociated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare public appearance at a Damascus power station on Wednesday, while two bombs exploded near the city center, killing one and wounding over two dozen people, Syria's state news agency reported.
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) - Activists in Gambia are calling on the government to release an imam who has been jailed for five months.
Imam Baba Leigh has been missing since December and is believed to have been detained by Gambia's National Intelligence Agency.
Media reports have linked his alleged
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - National Republicans cheered former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez's Massachusetts primary victory, but Democratic Congressman Ed Markey enjoys tremendous advantages in the special election to replace former U.S. Sen. John Kerry.
By CHARLES BABINGTON and BOB LEWISAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican governors are often seen as innovative policymakers and potential presidential candidates, but a few are struggling with political or ethical problems that might crimp their ambitions.
Two governors eyeing possible
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand - Plan B One-Step - and will let it be sold over the counter.
Today, Plan B and its generic