WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting bipartisan criticism, President Barack Obama conceded Saturday his proposed budget is not his “ideal plan” but said it offers “tough reforms” to the nation’s benefit programs while closing loopholes for the wealthy, a mix
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a full year of fruitless job hunting, Natasha Baebler just gave up.
She’d already abandoned hope of getting work in her field, counseling the disabled. But she couldn’t land anything else, either — not
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state assemblyman is vowing to fight charges that he accepted $20,000 in bribes.
Bronx Democrat Eric Stevenson tells the New York Daily News (http://nydn.us/Zee5WB ) in an interview published Saturday that
WASHINGTON (AP) — This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. And this may be the week when a bipartisan group of senators makes public details
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bringing their emotional advocacy to the national gun debate, families of those killed in the Connecticut school shooting are appearing with President Barack Obama and walking the halls of Congress to plead for stricter regulations.
There is a North Korean factory with no portraits of the country’s late leaders on the walls, no North Korean flags, no hand-painted posters screaming party slogans. Everything from the tissues to the toilets comes from South Korea.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The police detective killed while interrogating a murder suspect at department headquarters in Mississippi’s capital city was shot four times before the suspect shot himself in the head, authorities said Friday
Hinds County Coroner
LEWIS RUN, Pa. (AP) — Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.
Snipes was convicted in 2008 on tax charges. He was released Tuesday and placed under home confinement. A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A New York food service company says it has fired four employees after 25 students at a Massachusetts school were denied lunches this week because their prepaid accounts ran low.
Islandia-based Whitsons Culinary Group
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $16 million settlement over the safety recall of Toyota vehicles that were at risk for unintended acceleration and braking issues was announced Friday by Orange County prosecutors and Toyota Motor Corp.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s bid to regain state control of inmates’ mental health care, citing systematic failures to reduce prison suicides, provide timely care and hire enough staff.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — U.S. military officials say the massive Northern Edge exercise held biennially in Alaska has been cancelled this year because of the latest federal budget cuts.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/vfcTEb ) says this year’s
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino mogul and GOP super donor Sheldon Adelson presented a more cantankerous face during his second day of testimony in a breach of contract case in Las Vegas.
He bickered with the judge and
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s parents have settled a wrongful-death claim against the homeowners association of the Florida subdivision where their teenage son was killed.
The Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent.nl/YYnBB7 ) reports that Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin’s
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge says he wants a trial before the year ends for a teenager charged with fatally shooting a baby in the face.
Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley told attorneys Friday
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City nanny charged with stabbing two small children to death has been found fit for trial.
Yoselyn (YOH’-sih-lihn) Ortega appeared in Manhattan state Supreme Court on Friday. She has pleaded not
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A private jet coming in for an emergency landing bounced several times on the runway of a northern Indiana airport before crashing into nearby homes, killing two people and injuring three more, the National Transportation
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Friday’s unemployment report provides more proof that the economic recovery is continuing.
At the same time, Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, is warning that $85
WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and more than three dozen people are injured, including elementary school children, in a school bus rollover in northern Illinois.
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. says everyone
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration, a federal judge ruled Friday that age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill are “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable” and must end within 30 days.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Tim Pernetti is out as Rutgers athletic director, two days after the basketball coach was fired following a video that went public of Mike Rice shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama praised California’s attorney general for more than her smarts and toughness at a Democratic Party event.
The president also commended Kamala Harris on Thursday for being “the best-looking attorney general” during