By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press
March 26, 2015 11:25 a.m.
WASHINGTON — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years.
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press
March 26, 2015 10:36 a.m.
TULSA, Okla. — The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.
By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press
March 26, 2015 10:23 a.m.
CHICAGO — A member of the Illinois Army National Guard and another suburban Chicago man have been arrested on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press
March 26, 2015 11:19 a.m.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press
March 26, 2015 10:13 a.m.
TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city.
By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press
March 26, 2015 9:54 a.m.
LEICESTER, England — A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance.
By LORI HINNANT and DAVE McHUGH, Associated Press
March 26, 2015 4:12 p.m.
As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said today.
By MARTY SWANT, Associated Press
March 25, 2015 8:42 p.m.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The daughters of two major figures of the civil rights era, Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, shared a stage Wednesday on the steps of the Alabama Capitol to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.
By LISA LEFF, Associated Press
March 25, 2015 8:39 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.
By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press
March 25, 2015 5:56 p.m.
WASHINGTON — With an end-of-March deadline days away, Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back into negotiations with Iran, hoping to seal a framework deal to roll back its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.