By TIM TALLEYAssociated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses 34 people and 23 companies, many of them registered in Central America, of operating an illegal sports bookmaking business that solicited more than $1 billion in bets.
The 95-page indictment, handed
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of senators finalizing a landmark immigration bill has agreed to require greatly increased surveillance of the border and apprehensions of people trying to cross it, a person familiar with the proposals said Wednesday.
By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frustration over Republican presidential nominating rules could threaten whether a plan to revive the GOP takes hold among the party's most conservative activists.
Members of the Republican National Committee, meeting in Los Angeles this
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a new data-sharing program that would give the federal government a broader role in helping banks, manufacturers and other businesses protect themselves against cyberattacks.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new budget offers Medicare cuts to entice Republicans into tax negotiations, while plowing ahead to cover the uninsured next year under the health care law the GOP has bitterly fought to repeal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2014 that aims to slash the deficit by a net $600 billion over 10 years, raise taxes and trim popular benefit programs, including Social Security and Medicare. The White House claims deficit reductions of $1.8
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - First Lady Michelle Obama will wade into the gun control debate Wednesday, visiting a Chicago school hard hit by gun violence as the White House mounts a last-minute push for congressional action.
At a conference on youth violence, Mrs. Obama will be
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the International Monetary Fund says the greatest threat to a lasting economic recovery in Europe is "the fatigue of both governments and populations" over painful steps taken to boost growth and combat national debt.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says the
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's next step in aid to Syrian rebels is expected to be a broader package of nonlethal assistance, including body armor and night-vision goggles, as the U.S. grapples for ways to stem the bloodshed from Syria
By PAUL SCHEMM and DIAA HADIDAssociated Press
RABAT, Morocco (AP) - Bewilderment, scorn, resentment. Women's rights activists across the Middle East are reacting with everything but joy to topless demonstrations in Europe by a Ukrainian feminist group held in solidarity with a Tunisian woman