Averts a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon's iconic hotels and mule rides.
Congress should purge this provision of the tax code next year.
SEATTLE — If, in some great museum of American public discourse, there's a gilded pedestal reserved for the Lincoln- Douglas Debates, then way in the back, in a darkened room that no one tells the docents about, you might find a cardboard diorama of the Benton-Rivers Encounter.
In these last days of 2014, it seems like the delicate, freedom-hugging art of narrative storytelling has exploded in our faces. Not unlike the head of a certain political leader in a fictional movie now not coming to a theater near you.
Israeli police detain a Palestinian protester after a prayer for Palestinian Cabinet Minister Ziad Abu Ain, who died after a protest on Dec. 10.
JERUSALEM — Israel’s military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early today in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since last summer’s war.
Palestinians protesters pray for Palestinian Cabinet Minister Ziad Abu Ain, who died after a protest on Dec. 10 in the village of Turmus Aya near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Clashes erupted Friday between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces at a West Bank military checkpoint near T…
Israeli troops fire tear gas towards Palestinian protesters following a prayer for Palestinian Cabinet Minister Ziad Abu Ain, who died after a protest on Dec. 10 in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya.
WASHINGTON — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Haqqani network in Afghanistan.
DETROIT — The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped about 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan executed two convicted terrorists Friday, the first of 400 militants headed to the hangman’s noose amid a government crackdown ordered after Taliban attackers gunned down 148 children and teachers Tuesday at a school in the northern city of Peshawar.
WASHINGTON — President Obama declared Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” in holding a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader and pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hack attack on Sony that the F…
A third of candidates for statewide and legislative offices ran with public funding.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage than a hazardous material.
Coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant is shown after the dyke at left broke on Dec. 22, 2008. An EPA ruling Friday avoided a “hazardous” classification for the waste.
President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an hi…
WASHINGTON — Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Obama said Friday he doesn’t expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.
FILE - In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Cuba's Fidel Castro speaks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Havana, Cuba. Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro. The former Cuban president hasn’t made any public comm…
HAVANA — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the abrupt turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.