By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Preparing for another debt showdown this summer, House Republicans advanced a bill Wednesday to protect Social Security recipients and investors in Treasury bonds if the government hits the limit of its borrowing authority.
The House Ways and
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brought senior Afghan and Pakistani officials together Wednesday for security talks aimed at improving relations between the two nations ahead of next year's withdrawal of NATO combat forces from Afghanistan.
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - WellPoint shares hit their highest level since the summer of 2011 on Wednesday after the nation's second largest health insurer trumped first-quarter earnings expectations, raised its 2013 forecast and said it could profit immediately from a
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The minaret of a landmark 12th century mosque in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was destroyed Wednesday, leaving the once-soaring stone tower a pile of rubble and twisted metal scattered in the tiled courtyard.
President Bashar Assad's regime
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong lawmakers fiercely opposed a plan Wednesday to donate money to a Chinese provincial government for earthquake victims, underlining widespread public concerns about mainland corruption.
The city's leader, Leung Chun-ying, proposed
By MIKE BAKERAssociated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law but could cost the federal government millions of dollars, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. students are falling behind their international rivals. Young people aren't adept at new technology. America's economy will suffer if schools don't step up their game.
"A Nation at Risk," the report issued 30 years ago by
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite vast differences with President George W. Bush on ideology, style and temperament, President Barack Obama has stuck with Bush policies or aspirations on a number of fronts, from counterterrorism to immigration, from war strategy to the
By MATT GOURAS and MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' surprise announcement that he won't run for a seventh term could mean a free-for-all for a Senate seat that has not been open since 1978, with a popular Democratic ex-governor and a freshman
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - We're in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older - and are taking few steps to get ready.
A new poll examined how people 40 and over are preparing for this difficult and