WASHINGTON — Normally quarrelsome House Republicans are lining up to pass a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in spending cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade. It also calls for repealing the health care law and envisions major transformations in both the tax code and Medicare.
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
March 25, 2015 12:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says the Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service.
By GREG KELLER and ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press
March 25, 2015 6:46 p.m.
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — French investigators cracked open a mangled black box and extracted audio from its cockpit voice recorder Wednesday, but gleaned no explanation for why a German plane dropped unexpectedly and smashed into a rugged Alpine mountain, killing all 150 on board.
By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer
March 25, 2015 11:43 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday thanked Congress for the billions of American taxpayer dollars, but vowed his country will be self-reliant within this decade. "We're not going to be the lazy uncle Joe," he said.
A Washington sheriff's officer says an Oregon man who killed himself last week in an explosion along a busy highway leading to Mount Hood had another recent mental health crisis that sent him to a southwest Washington hospital.