Missing American in Iran was on unapproved mission
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA - but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found....
Newlywed pleads guilty to second-degree murder
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- After lying to family, friends and police about what happened to her new husband when he disappeared in July, a Montana woman finally came clean to a federal judge in a surprising end to her murder trial....
Guard brings Christmas to remote Alaska village
KWETHLUK, Alaska (AP) -- Christmas in Alaska came early this week to nearly 300 students attending school in the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Kwethluk....
Ohio school workers' hearing set after rape case
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A court hearing could provide details of allegations against school workers charged with lying and interfering with investigators following the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two eastern Ohio high school football players....
House GOP conservatives help propel budget bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from Republicans....
Do you agree with House Speaker John Boehner. who says the new budget agreement does reduce the deficit? <More Info>
The two-year Congressional budget agreement that would avoid another government shutdown is being criticized by conservative groups as a farce that jacks up spending in the short-term in exchange for promises of additional cuts years from now. Republican House Speaker John Boehner calls these complaints "ridiculous." He says, "if you're for more deficit reduction, then you're for this agreement."
Do you think it was a mistake for President Obama to shake the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro even if it was spontaneous?