- How budget deal should help support US economy Updated: Dec-18-13 6:15 am
- AP-GfK poll: Obama int'l ratings top domestic ones Updated: Dec-18-13 3:38 am
- Obama, first lady meet with moms on health care Updated: Dec-18-13 3:29 am
- Byrne wins Alabama's 1st Congressional District Updated: Dec-17-13 11:02 pm
- Year-end agreement: Budget heads to final passage Updated: Dec-17-13 9:45 pm
- New tech honcho for Obama health care website Updated: Dec-17-13 8:57 pm
- Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi delegation Updated: Dec-17-13 8:45 pm
- Canada regulator to issue pipeline report Thursday Updated: Dec-17-13 8:22 pm
- Utah Democrat Rep. Matheson won't seek 8th term Updated: Dec-17-13 7:56 pm
- House members retiring in Iowa, Virginia and Utah Updated: Dec-17-13 7:52 pm
- Ex-Energy chief Chu joins carbon capture company Updated: Dec-17-13 7:06 pm
- E. Ore. roadblock to megaload cleared; 16 arrested Updated: Dec-17-13 6:46 pm
- White House, news groups discuss access to Obama Updated: Dec-17-13 6:00 pm
- Rep. Hartzler avoids standing near Obama photo Updated: Dec-17-13 5:59 pm
- Ginsburg: justices should stay if able to work Updated: Dec-17-13 4:55 pm
- Attorney in NSA case no stranger to headlines Updated: Dec-17-13 4:25 pm
- US orders staff out of South Sudan amid unrest Updated: Dec-17-13 3:51 pm
- More fees mean bloated cellphone bills Updated: Dec-17-13 1:52 pm
- Budget deal splits GOP leaders in House, Senate Updated: Dec-17-13 11:17 am
- US plans to contribute to giant Congo dam Updated: Dec-17-13 9:07 am
- Judge's word on NSA program won't be the last Updated: Dec-17-13 3:24 am
- Duggan: Much good will, concern in DC for Detroit Updated: Dec-16-13 8:34 pm
- US: Snowden should return to US, face charges Updated: Dec-16-13 8:24 pm
- Fort Smith native's nomination approved by Senate Updated: Dec-16-13 7:50 pm
- Senate confirms new homeland security secretary Updated: Dec-16-13 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is on the verge of doing something it hasn't done during three years of partisan warfare: Passing a budget deal that won't likely hurt the economy.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, including the economy and health care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. But the poll also suggests a majority of Americans want the president to pull troops out of Afghanistan faster than he's doing, and many are skeptical about a tentative nuclear deal with Iran.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Republican Bradley Byrne won the special election in the 1st Congressional District on Tuesday and maintained the GOP's nearly 50-year hold on the office.
WASHINGTON - Year-end legislation to ease Congress' chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked strong complaints about slicing into military retirement benefits.
WASHINGTON - The administration says a former Microsoft executive is taking over as the top tech honcho for HealthCare.gov, President Barack Obama's problem-plagued health insurance website.
President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.
TORONTO - A panel reviewing a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow Canada's oil to be shipped to Asia will on Thursday deliver its recommendation on whether Canadian government should approve the project.
SALT LAKE CITY - U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah's only Democrat in Congress, announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election, easing the way for Republicans to pick up another House seat in a solidly red state.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Three veteran House members from Iowa, Virginia and Utah have decided not to seek re-election in 2014, offering both parties an opportunity to gain a seat or two.
WASHINGTON - Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu is joining the board of directors of a Canadian company that says it has a cost-effective way to capture and reuse carbon dioxide from power plants fired by coal and natural gas.
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Protesters trying to slow a megaload of refinery equipment destined for the tar sands in Canada used people chained together in a disabled car and a trailer for roadblocks in Eastern Oregon, but authorities say the obstacles were cleared in about two hours.
WASHINGTON - The White House and news media representatives agreed Tuesday to work toward expanding access to President Barack Obama's public duties to give photo journalists a less restricted view of the president at work.
RESTON, Virginia - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday that Supreme Court justices should work as long as they can and shouldn't manipulate their retirement so a like-minded president can appoint their successor.
WASHINGTON - Conservative lawyer Larry Klayman might not be an all-around household name, but it's a good bet he has sued someone who is.
WASHINGTON - The United States ordered nonemergency government personnel to leave South Sudan and suspended normal operations at its embassy there Tuesday as political and social unrest continued to confront the fledgling African nation.
PITTSBURGH - Megan Williams signed up for an AT&T cellphone plan advertised at $69 a month. But when it was time to pay, the total due was close to $90.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republican leaders are criticizing a bipartisan budget deal, parting ways with their House counterparts who shepherded the measure through that chamber last week.
KINSHASA, Congo - The head of the United States aid agency visited the site of a hydroelectric dam being built on the banks of the Congo River, saying that the U.S. plans to invest in the project to harness the mighty river's energy to electrify this impoverished region.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional. But even he realized his won't be the last word on the issue.
DETROIT - Mayor-elect Mike Duggan says he encountered widespread good will toward Detroit during his White House meetings with President Barack Obama and members of his administration.
WASHINGTON - The White House says a National Security Agency official who suggested the U.S. consider granting Edward Snowden amnesty was expressing his personal opinion.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Fort Smith native Anne Patterson has been approved by the U.S. Senate as assistant secretary of state for Near East Affairs.
WASHINGTON - Democrats used their newly initiated lower threshold for defeating filibusters Monday to win Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nomination of former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh C. Johnson to be secretary of homeland security.