By LOLITA C. BALDOR AND PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has decided to buy a new computerized health records system to be able to better share and merge its data with the Department of Veterans Affairs, but officials cautioned that it was part of a "long-term
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lois Lerner of the IRS joins a diverse roll call of people who have invoked Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions at congressional hearings over the years.
A few of the well-known names:
-Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria's opposition to help them "fight for the freedom of their country" if President Bashar Assad's regime doesn't engage in peace talks in good
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says more doctors and hospitals are embracing technology as adoption of computerized medical records reaches a "tipping point" in America.
A report Wednesday from Health and Human Services says more than 50 percent of doctors' offices and 4 in 5
By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities while being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case early Wednesday after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife, officials said.
Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts
PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech president says he will no longer block a university professorship for a gay rights activist who had been critical of him.
Milos Zeman has been under fire after suggesting over the weekend that his reason for denying the promotion to Charles University literary historian
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says U.S. officials are "going neighborhood to neighborhood" to make sure Oklahoma gets the help it needs.
FEMA's Craig Fugate promises in an interview that officials won't desert Oklahoma, saying "We don't leave here
By TOM ODULAAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenya's president received a long-awaited Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report that names the president and his deputy as being among those suspected of planning and financing Kenya's 2007-08 postelection violence in which
By MICHAEL R. BLOODAP Political Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become next mayor of Los Angeles after a campaign in which he depicted his rival a pawn of powerful labor bosses.
With all precincts reporting Wednesday, the city councilman
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, a House panel is poised to approve a series of revisions to longstanding military law. They include stripping commanding officers of their unilateral authority to