House passes far-reaching anti-abortion bill
2013-06-19 05:24:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats characterized as yet another example of a...
Biden reporting progress on gun executive actions
2013-06-18 17:08:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is reporting progress on President Barack Obama's initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws.
Vice President Jo...
White House threatens veto of anti-abortion bill
2013-06-18 05:04:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is threatening to veto a measure being considered by House Republicans that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
The legislation expected to pass the Republican-c...
WikiLeaks trial focuses Army email list
2013-06-18 03:32:17 UTC
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A huge database of troop names and email addresses an Army private allegedly downloaded to a personal computer could be used by foreign adversaries to launch cyberattacks on service members, a government witness said Monday ...
IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases
2013-06-17 04:26:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languishe...
Poll: Most men aspire to be dads
2013-06-16 04:50:14 UTC
A recent Associated Press-WE tv poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they'd like to be one someday.
Debates about the different ways women approach motherhood dominate news coverage about pa...
Big Victory For Obamacare
2013-06-14 00:39:19 UTC
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate has passed an $8.8 billion state budget Thursday that includes the Medicaid expansion sought by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer as she embraces a signature part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law over...
White House lawyer replacing retiring CIA deputy
2013-06-13 07:48:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell is stepping down and being replaced by White House lawyer Avril Haines, who will be the first woman to hold the post.
When President Barack Obama named a successor to former CIA Director Davi...
Edward Snowden vows not to 'hide from justice'
2013-06-13 01:27:27 UTC
Hong Kong/ Beijing (The Guardian) -The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden vowed yesterday to fight an expected move by the US to have him extradited from Hong Kong, saying he was not there to "hide from justice" and would put his trust in its legal ...
Obama's ATF nominee gets Senate hearing
2013-06-12 05:30:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was remarkable enough that President Barack Obama's choice to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives got a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Only one other nominee to lead th...
What's the problem with PRISM?
2013-06-11 04:32:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the federal government went looking for phone numbers tied to terrorists, it grabbed the records of just about everyone in America.
Why every phone number?
"Well, you have to start someplace," Director of Nationa...
Journalist: Snowden fled US fearing unfair trial
2013-06-10 17:16:03 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) — The American intelligence contractor who disclosed U.S. government surveillance programs fled to Hong Kong because he believed he wouldn't get a fair trial in his home country, the journalist who broke the story said Monday....
5 things to note about NSA surveillance programs
2013-06-10 04:41:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Edward Snowden identified himself Sunday as a principal source behind revelations about the National Security Agency's sweeping phone and Internet surveillance programs. Five things to know about the disclosures:
Trade winds drop, and Hawaii gets muggy
2013-06-09 04:36:19 UTC
HONOLULU (AP) — Part of what makes living in Hawaii so pleasant is the gentle breeze. Arriving from the northeast, it's light enough that it is barely noticeable but strong enough to chase away the humidity.
It's a natural draw to the out...
NSA revelations force question: What do we want?
2013-06-08 15:13:29 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a decade now, Americans have made peace with the uneasy knowledge that someone — government, business or both — might be watching.
We knew that the technology was there. We knew that the law might allow it. A...
Obama says cybersecurity is 'uncharted waters'
2013-06-08 05:46:45 UTC
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says in some ways cybersecurity is, in his words, "uncharted waters."
Obama says he and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) have spoken about cybersecurity at the "40 thousand fo...
IRS official apologizes for lavish $4M conference
2013-06-07 16:29:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service official whose division staged a lavish $4.1 million training conference and who starred as Mr. Spock in a "Star Trek" parody shown at the 2010 gathering conceded to Congress on Thursday that tax...
Is Big Data turning government into 'Big Brother?'
2013-06-07 16:13:25 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.
House passes measure to deport young immigrants
2013-06-07 04:42:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to resume the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children, a largely symbolic move in the first immigration-related ...
US gov't collecting huge number of phone records
2013-06-06 18:33:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administrati...
Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records
2013-06-06 06:43:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency currently is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, Britain's Guardian newspaper said Wednesday.
The order was granted by the se...
Obama names outspoken Rice as his security adviser
2013-06-06 06:55:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying Republican critics, President Barack Obama named outspoken diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser Wednesday, giving her a larger voice in U.S. foreign policy despite accusations that she misled the n...
NJ Gov. Christie: Oct. vote for Lautenberg's seat
2013-06-05 04:26:16 UTC
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday set an October special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Democrat Frank Lautenberg's death, giving voters the quickest possible say on who will represent them ...
Kerry calling for major changes in 35-nation OAS
2013-06-05 04:24:20 UTC
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is demanding reforms in the 35-nation Organization of American States as he visits Latin America for the first time since taking office.
Leading the U.S. delegation to the annual ge...
Obama welcomes Chile's Pinera to White House
2013-06-04 17:22:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has welcomed Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to the White House, asserting the South American nation's economic and democratic rise. Both leaders said they were committed to working toward a broad Asia...