WASHINGTON (AP) — For 51 years of war and peace, Republicans and Democrats rallied around a bill to pay the troops, buy ships and aircraft and set military policy.
Last week, the Senate couldn't even agree on votes.
Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was determined to ... (full story)
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines?
Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a loved one from 35,000 feet. Bu ... (full story)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With the tropical sun blazing from a near cloudless sky and waves lapping at golden sand, it seemed like a perfect day at the beach in Rio de Janeiro.
Then dozens of marauding youths descended en masse, snatching beach bags and cellphones, ripping gold chains from necks and setting off sandy stampedes ... (full story)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A persistent knock came from inside the heavy, locked cell door.
A young U.S. Army guard strode over and leaned in to hear the detainee through a shatterproof window.
"What do you want?" the guard asked, not unkindly, in one of the many daily moments in which suspected te ... (full story)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three years ago, anti-abortion "missionaries" Tara and Bud Shaver left Operation Rescue's base in Kansas with one target: a clinic that abortion opponents say has turned this southwestern city into the late-term abortion capital of America.
But after a loss at the medical board and making ... (full story)