WASHINGTON — After years of placating conservative groups that repeatedly undermined his agenda, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, took direct aim at some of his tea party critics Thursday, accusing them of working against the interests of the Republican Party.
JOHANNESBURG — The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
SEATTLE (AP) — A cowboy sock monkey’s tiny toy pistol was no laughing matter for the Transportation Security Administration.
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year today, saying the Catholic Church’s new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' attitudes about their lawmakers.
JOHANNESBURG — U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
OSLO, Norway — Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday.
HOUSTON — The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps rose 2.73 cents in the past two weeks to $3.2790 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc.
WASHINGTON — Nicole Blakey says she can’t stand watching other people buy junk food with the government-issued food-stamp debit cards she’s used to raise three children while earning $9 an hour at a dry cleaner.
WASHINGTON — Happy or sad? Content or bored? And how many times did you smile yesterday? A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.
The Supreme Court said Friday it will rule on whether software can be patented, a topic it last considered in 1981.
Networks helped unlock federal jobs for African-Americans
WASHINGTON — Iraq war veteran Chris Gomez, a Mexican American, was sure he was a perfect candidate for a government job. He had a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and was still serving in the Army Reserve as a sergeant first class.
An Ohio State University Professor believes farm prosperity will draw in younger people.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation. But an Ohio State University professor argues that those fears are overstated and the United States likely will have little problem replacing aging farmers as long as business is good, as it has been for the past decade.
LOS ANGELES — Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog’s eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
JERUSALEM — A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital’s Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there.
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