By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoman blocked the move, saying it warrants further review.
Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, said the State Department
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Turkish foreign minister blasted the United Nations Security Council on Friday for its stalemate over the Syrian civil war, saying the powerful U.N. body's inability to take action "becomes a tool in the hands of despots."
Turkey has become home to 90,000 of the 300,
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration granted a victory Friday to a militant Iranian organization formerly allied with Saddam Hussein, taking the group off the U.S. terrorism list despite vehemently rejecting its claim that it is a pro-democracy opposition
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) - After leaving high school as a teen mother, Ashley McCullough is back on track to receive a two-year degree and work as a respiratory therapist. But she first had to conquer a remedial math class and its core lessons on addition,
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The family of the man who killed four people at a Minneapolis sign company says he struggled for years with mental illness.
Police said Friday that Andrew J. Engeldinger of Minneapolis opened fire at Accent Signage Systems just hours after being let go from the company Thursday
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The conductors, mechanics and engineers who operate Amtrak's trains have been testing positive for drugs and alcohol more and more frequently over the last six years, a government watchdog said Friday. And Amtrak's management isn't
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A security researcher says cell phones equipped with Google's Android operating system are at risk of being disabled or wiped clean of their data, including contacts, music, and photos.
Opening a link to a web site or application embedded
By Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's use of a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb to convey a message over Iran's disputed nuclear program follows in a long and storied tradition of leaders and diplomats using props to make their points at the
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Lower Manhattan has blossomed from tragedy into tourist magnet in the years since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, a revival that's generating some growing pains along with celebration.
For local residents and businesses
By JUSTIN POPEAP Education Writer
After a sharp jump during the worst of the recession, new figures show the number of students defaulting on federal loans seems to be stabilizing. Students at for-profit colleges continue to have the highest default rates but the sector saw some improvement