By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press
April 20, 2014 2:45 p.m.
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.Republicans back in Washington think they've found the right candidate in Monica Wehby, a children's brain surgeon who's raised more than $1 million and put her early opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law at the center of her campaign.
By MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press
April 18, 2014 10:11 a.m.
By Ilya Arkhipov and Torrey Clark, Bloomberg News
April 17, 2014 11:19 a.m.
MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the former U.S. security contractor under asylum in Russia, made a rare appearance Thursday, asking President Vladimir Putin if the nation spies on its citizens like the United States.
By LARA JAKES and JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 7 p.m.
GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
By CHARLES BABINGTON and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 11:48 a.m.
WASHINGTON — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it’s time to stop hiding from the president’s health care overhaul, even in this year’s toughest Senate elections.
By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 10:33 a.m.
BOSTON — A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTI EATON, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 10:14 a.m.
DENVER — Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom.
By Jordan Schrader, The News Tribune
April 16, 2014 8:17 p.m.
TACOMA — The state budget is balanced over four years. On paper, anyway. The law requires a positive balance over the four years ending in mid-2017. A new budget outlook projects the state to be in the black at that point by a bare $19.5 million, in a projected budget of more than $36 billion.
By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post
April 16, 2014 7:04 p.m.
OAKDALE, Pa. — President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a pair of grant programs designed to bring academic institutions and businesses closer together to help prepare the American workforce for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled.
By James Rosen, McClatchy -Tribune
April 16, 2014 6:43 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The CIA’s former top lawyer disputes Senate findings that the spy agency lied about its brutal interrogations of terrorists, insisting the tactics produced useful intelligence and flatly denying that the CIA misled the Bush administration, Congress and the American public.
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press
April 16, 2014 10:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama’s effort to pass new curbs on firearms.
By YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press
April 16, 2014 10:34 a.m.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government’s hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine.