WASHINGTON — Stymied by a divided Congress, President Barack Obama appealed for help from the nation’s governors Monday as he seeks to advance economic policies that stand little chance of winning passage on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from the National Rifle Association which complained about resistance by governments and judges to the high court's recent seminal rulings declaring that Americans have a constitutional right to own a gun.
WASHINGTON — Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size in decades in an effort to balance defense needs with budget realities, according to defense officials.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protesters who stood up for months against his rule. Russia sharply questioned its authority, calling it an "armed mutiny."
NEW YORK — For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: “Which sandwich are you?”
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will elect their successor. It was the first time Benedict and Francis have appeared together at a public liturgical ceremony since Benedict retired a year ago, becoming the first pope to step down in more than 600 years. It may signal that after a year of staying largely “hidden from the world,” Benedict may slowly and occasionally be reintegrated back into the public life of the church.
Opponents raised scenarios in which gay people in Arizona could be refused medical treatment.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal “state-sanctioned discrimination” and an embarrassment. The 33-27 vote by the House sends the legislation to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and puts Arizona back at the forefront of a polarizing piece of legislation four years after the state enacted an immigration crackdown that caused a national furor.
Drivers ages 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than in previous generations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations and are less likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash, according to a study released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Farmers will have to live with the choices they make for the life of the bill.
The agency proposed an analysis of news content from newspapers, websites and radio and TV stations.
WASHINGTON — It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers.
PHILADELPHIA — And now, from the department of vital information that it never occurred to you to think about, we bring you earwax odor.
LOS ANGELES — Chen Si, 35, and her husband visited Los Angeles from Shanghai for the first time in December, excited about local attractions like Disneyland and Hollywood. They were less enthused about the idea of American food.
SOCHI, Russia — Tennis great Billie Jean King arrived for today’s closing of the 2014 Winter Olympics with a message for Russia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community: Hang in, hang on, and you’re not alone.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Food Network chef Alex Guarnaschelli has a reality check for her peers trying to balance their roles as both chefs and television personalities: It’s a lifestyle that comes with an expiration date.
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