WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Edward Snowden began leaking national security secrets, he twice cleared the hurdle of the federal government’s background check system — first at the CIA, then as a systems analyst at the National Security Agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to say the ruling applied only to legally married same-sex couples seeking benefits from
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are pushing to overhaul the government’s student loan program, as both Democrats and the GOP blame each other for letting interest rates on the subsidized loans double last Monday.
In the weekly Republican
WASHINGTON (AP) — A solar-powered aircraft has lifted off from a suburban Washington airport, embarking on the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight.
The Solar Impulse flew out of Dulles International Airport a little before 5 a.m.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — For many people gathered to watch July Fourth fireworks at a Southern California park, it took time to realize the wild chain of explosions weren’t just part of the show.
But those up
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An erratic wildfire driven by ferocious and shifting winds curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a safety zone and creating a death trap that
Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, July 06, 2013.
Severe thunderstorm activity returns to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Saturday, while the Southeast will see another wet day. Abundant moisture from the Gulf of Mexico continues pouring
WASHINGTON (AP) — Clad in an authentic Hungarian blue vest, Suto Levente Lehel, a 14th-generation family furniture-maker and wood artisan from Transylvania, shows off his carefully carved cabinets and furnishings to passers-by on the National Mall.
DENVER (AP) — From the 1960s to the early 1990s, Republicans hammered Democrats on crime for focusing too much on rehabilitation and not enough on punishment and imprisonment. That changed as crime rates plunged in the 1990s.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even