By KEN DILANIAN, Associated Press
June 2, 2015 11:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to end the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities. But House leaders warned their Senate counterparts not to proceed with planned changes to a House version.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.
By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
June 1, 2015 2:04 p.m.
OLYMPIA — As a second special legislative session starts its first full week in Washington state, House Democrats on Monday released their latest state budget proposal and negotiations with the Republican Senate moved to the governor's office.
By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press
June 1, 2015 2:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry headed home Monday to Boston from Geneva, Switzerland, for surgery on his broken leg, as U.S. officials insisted that his injury would not hinder his participation in nuclear negotiations with Iran.
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
May 31, 2015 9:41 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session.
By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
May 30, 2015 2:15 p.m.
BALTIMORE — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.
By MATTHEW LEEAP, Associated Press
May 29, 2015 9:54 a.m.
HAVANA — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.