By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - How it affects children will be one factor the Justice Department weighs as it determines how to respond to the legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress Thursday.
"When it comes to
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Roger Wicker says he once hired the man accused of mailing suspicious letters as an Elvis impersonator.
The Mississippi Republican said he hired Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss., to entertain at an engagement party. The 45-year-old Curtis faces charges stemming from
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder is telling Congress that he is angered and frustrated over the Senate votes that scuttled gun control legislation.
In a hearing before a House appropriations subcommittee, the attorney general says that he and the rest of the Obama administration
By JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators fined the company that operates the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded overnight $10,000 last summer for safety violations. But the government accepted $5,250 after the company took what it described as corrective actions.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The author of sanctions against Russians over human rights violations said Thursday there would be no need for punishment if Russia focused on holding people accountable for the death of Sergei Magnitsky.
"If Russia would stop wasting time
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the International Monetary Fund says the United States, Europe, Japan and China all need to make adjustments to their current economic policies in order to boost a still-struggling global economy.
IMF Managing Director Christine
By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The new head of the U.S. casino lobby is a 38-year-old with ties to the travel industry who says he will seek consensus on Internet gambling.
The American Gaming Association nominated Geoff Freeman as its new president and CEO in Las Vegas Wednesday
By GRANT SCHULTEAssociated Press
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Opponents of a massive Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline converged on a snowy Nebraska town Thursday for a critical hearing on the project, but they already were preparing possible acts of civil disobedience should President Barack Obama
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Transportation Security Administration official says so far, so good for airport travelers wary of the effects of automatic spending cuts that took effect March 1.
TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski tells a congressional panel he
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top U.S. intelligence official disclosed Thursday that a congressman inadvertently revealed classified information when he read aloud a passage from a Defense Intelligence Agency report that said North Korea had the knowhow to put a