By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Schools near military bases and tribal lands will face a $60 million shortfall between now and September and aid to college students will be cut by almost $90 million, according to the Education Department's plan to carry out the automatic
By MARY CLARE JALONICK and JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins - "I'm gay" - reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama.
By The Associated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch Queen Beatrix is abdicating after a 33-year reign and her newly popular son is becoming king.
He is highlighting a new generation of young royals waiting in the wings across Europe. Some are more popular than others, but the heirs to Europe's
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) says he's not talking about running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 and he's not waiting to see if Hillary Clinton runs.
Cuomo said Monday on public radio's "Capitol Pressroom" there is "no truth" to
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. could lose years of scientific research as a result of automatic spending cuts that have hit federal agencies.
He says instead of racing ahead to the next cutting edge, American scientists are wondering whether they'll be able to develop
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is again appealing to Syria to allow a team of experts into the country "without delay and without any conditions" to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use.
The U.N. chief told reporters Monday he takes seriously a recent U.S.
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it's legal for a state to limit use of its Freedom of Information Act to its own residents.
The court unanimously upheld a federal appeals court decision validating Virginia's limitation of its FOIA
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has rejected Alabama's appeal to revive portions of a state immigration law, including a section that made it a crime to harbor people who are living in the country illegally.
The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that blocked
By BRUCE SMITHAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert, after sparring from a distance for weeks, finally face off Monday in the pitched race for the state's vacant 1st Congressional District seat.
The two meet Monday
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is nominating Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in Democratic politics, to run the Transportation Department, a White House official said.
Obama will announce the nomination from the East Room of the