By DESMOND BUTLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde travels the world trying to keep the global economy on track. But some of the greatest threats are brewing just blocks from her Washington office and there's little she can do about them.
By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tea party fervor has surged and waned in the past four years, Occupy encampments are long gone from parks in the nation's capital, and the crowd for President Barack Obama's second inauguration figures to be significantly smaller than the
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As New York lawmakers approved the nation's toughest gun control laws, the first since the Connecticut school shooting, gun enthusiasts lined up to criticize the state for what they called an overreach driven by political ambition.
By STEVEN DUBOISAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon sheriff has sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden saying his department will not enforce any new gun laws it considers unconstitutional.
Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller, in his letter dated Monday, said politicians are "attempting
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a $50.7 billion measure for Superstorm Sandy victims.
The 241-180 vote sends the measure to the Senate which is expected to take it up next Tuesday.
Northeast lawmakers from both parties have been pressing for the aid for more than two months.
The Oct. 29
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to add $33.7 billion to legislation to help victims of Superstorm Sandy, the late-October storm that was one of the worst ever to strike the Northeast.
The 228-192 vote raises the total to $50.7 billion. The House is expected to approve the entire measure later
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's limousine will soon carry the District of Columbia's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate, a subtle, but some say important, protest over the city's lack of a voting member in Congress.
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Twin blasts ripped through a university campus in Syria's largest city on Tuesday as students were taking exams, setting cars alight, blowing the walls off dormitory rooms and killing more than 80 people, according to anti-regime activists and a
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. ARMSTRONG FINALLY COMES CLEAN
The disgraced celebrity cyclist confesses to doping during his extraordinary career that included seven Tour de France titles.
By ANNE FLAHERTY and COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new shooting game for mobile devices by the National Rifle Association is no longer being labeled suitable for preschoolers. "NRA: Practice Range" changed its age recommendation on Tuesday from 4 years and up to at least 12 years