By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said Wednesday.
John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is considering whether to give a new sentencing hearing to a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
The justices heard arguments Wednesday over Robert Keith Woodall 's death sentence. Woodall pleaded guilty to
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough.
Republican Sen. Bob Corker recently visited Oman, the site of several clandestine meetings between U.S. and Iranian
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says former South African President Nelson Mandela taught the world that trust, justice and reconciliation are possible, and that change can come.
Biden spoke Wednesday at a memorial service attended by members of Congress, civil rights leaders and others
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate committee has approved President Barack Obama's pick to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department.
Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to send Alejandro
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence - no matter how long it takes.
She is among a group of "accidental activist" parents brought together one year ago by almost
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says a lower court should not have overturned the conviction and death sentence of a man who admitted killing a Kansas sheriff.
The high court Wednesday unanimously overturned the Kansas Supreme Court's decision to throw out Scott Cheever's death sentence
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their animals antibiotics
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York congressman for financial wrongdoing.
U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruled Wednesday that Rangel's
WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt.
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma says the accord
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart
A man who has already endured more than most is facing a new challenge.
Over the weekend, James VanCuren's snow tires were stolen from outside his garage before being installed on his truck.
"I'm not taking the pass this time of year with bald tires," said VanCuren.
The loss of his tires
By GARY B. GRAVESAP Sports Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - James Young scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and No. 11 Kentucky used solid defense to hand Boise State its first loss, 70-55 on Tuesday night.
Outrebounded by 15 in losing to No. 14 Baylor last Friday, the Wildcats (8-2) bounced