WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional watchdogs say requiring more disclosure from a new class of “political intelligence” entrepreneurs who gather information on Congress and other government activities and sell it to investors would help securities regulators in their investigations
HOUSTON (AP) — A possible agreement that could reduce the prison sentence of former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling for his role in the collapse of the once mighty energy giant is being discussed, according to the U.S.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma health officials who discovered unsanitary conditions inside a Tulsa oral surgeon’s office said Thursday they will consider medical tests for his patients’ spouses and sex partners if lab results show his clinics helped
HOUSTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a new Congressional budget should eliminate the need to furlough or cut overtime hours for border agents.
Napolitano said Thursday after meeting with Houston law enforcement officials and business
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has become the latest member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet to give back a portion of his salary.
The Treasury Department said that Lew would contribute a portion of his salary
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan tightened security along its border with Syria, doubling the number of soldiers as President Bashar Assad’s regime warned Thursday the kingdom is “playing with fire” by allowing the U.S and other countries to
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Ross has formally apologized for lyrics some have called pro-rape.
Thursday’s apology — in the form of a tweet — came the same day a women’s group, UltraViolet, planned a protest outside of
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor met Thursday with the parents of a 15-year-old Chicago girl killed by a stray bullet, then suggested that places interested in reducing gun violence might want to emulate the Big
WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 official at the Federal Reserve says she hopes the old days of extreme secrecy surrounding the Federal Reserve are gone forever.
Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Fed, says that the Fed’s
CAIRO (AP) — The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas says there is broad cooperation between his group and Egypt’s security government, dismissing reports that Hamas is endangering Egypt’s national security.
Khaled Mashaal’s comments in a conference Thursday
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff’s rescue team followed the sounds of a screaming female voice Thursday to an almost vertical canyon wall where they found a teenager clinging to a rocky outcropping after going missing
ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan guard Trey Burke has been named The Associated Press’ college basketball player of the year, and Miami’s Jim Larranaga has been named the AP’s coach of the year.
Burke wasn’t able to attend the
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Egypt’s president began a two-day visit to Sudan on Thursday aimed at boosting cooperation after deteriorating relations between the two nations under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak.
It was Mohammed Morsi’s first trip to Egypt’s
Hawaii is on the lookout after a killer strain of bird flu that’s sickening humans showed up in China. So far, there have been several cases there. The state’s first line of defense is ready if the virus reaches our shores.
Hawaii’s Michelle Wie, playing in her 32nd career Major Tournament, posted an opening round Even Par 72, having recorded 3 birdies and 3 bogeys.
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — Making a down payment on his vow to go all in for Democrats in 2014, President Barack Obama courted well-heeled donors in California on a two-day fundraising jaunt that required him to walk a
Rutgers University fired men’s basketball coach Mike Rice this week after the public airing of video showing him berating players. An at-a-glance look at the facts in the case:
The edited clips of practices from
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has received an honorary British Academy award in recognition of her support of British film and television.
John Willis, chairman of the British Academy Film and Television Awards, joked that the prize
ATLANTA (AP) — Presidential parting shot
The formal question-and-answer portion of his news conference had just ended when NCAA president Mark Emmert looked at a reporter and said “I know you’re disappointed, but I’m still here.”