By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has spared the military's tuition assistance program from the budget knife.
The House cleared a bill on Thursday to keep the government running. It includes a provision reversing the decision by the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps to
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a huge stopgap spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a government shutdown
The bipartisan 318-109 vote sends the measure President Barack Obama to be signed into law
JERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling on Israel to reverse what he says is an "undertow of isolation."
In a speech Thursday in Jerusalem to scores of university students, Obama says peace in the Middle East is necessary because it is the only true path to security. He says the only way
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have passed a budget plan that would bring the federal government's finances into balance in 10 years by sharply cutting safety-net programs for the poor and by clamping down on domestic agencies.
It would not raise taxes
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Energy Committee has voted to move President Barack Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell to be Interior secretary to the Senate floor.
The committee's 19-3 vote came after current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar agreed to review a
By JULIE PACE and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama was interrupted by a heckler while giving a speech to an audience of Israeli university students, but he didn't lose his cool.
The president was talking about the U.S. being a close ally to Israel when the
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help.
Nearly 2 of 3 hate crimes go unreported to police, the
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations will investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, which would amount to a crime against humanity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Thursday.
The investigation could be broader than the Syrian
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels captured one village and parts of others on the edge of the Golan Heights Thursday as fighting closed in on the strategic plateau that Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and later annexed, activists and officials said.
If the rebels take
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The jailed Kurdish rebel leader called Thursday for an immediate cease-fire and for thousands of his fighters to withdraw from Turkish territory, a major step toward ending one of the world's bloodiest insurgencies.
Hundreds of thousands were gathered to hear the message in