By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Arab countries endorsed a Mideast peace plan Monday that would allow for small shifts in Israel's 1967 border, moving them closer to President Barack Obama's two-state vision.
Speaking on behalf of an Arab League delegation to Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is suggesting for the first time that the court should have stayed out of the 2000 presidential election dispute between George W. Bush and Al Gore.
The 83-year-old O'Connor tells the Chicago Tribune editorial board that
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs is withholding bonuses for senior officials who oversee disability claims, citing a failure to meet performance goals for reducing a sizable backlog in claims processing.
The backlog has increased dramatically
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum.
With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety.
The FDA's new look at added caffeine and
By MARK STEVENSONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican official's daughter has caused a scandal by sending inspectors to shut down a restaurant that didn't give her the table she wanted.
It's the latest of several cases of seeming arrogance by the wealthy and well-connected that
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