Politics

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasted little time pouncing on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq, accusing the White House of "dithering and debating" the threat posed by the Islamic...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans. Because of complicated connections between the new health care law and income...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he...
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing the president of "dithering and debating" in his response to the violent militant group attacking cities in Iraq. Perry's one of several Republicans considering a White House bid who are speaking Friday at a conservative summit in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House does not expect the U.S. to raise its terrorism threat warning level. That's after British authorities raised their terror threat level. Now it is at severe, the country's second highest level. The decision is related to developments in Iraq and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June, department authorities have...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The wife of a Maryland congressman has died unexpectedly. Erin Montgomery is a spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Andy Harris. She said that Sylvia Harris died Thursday after being taken to a hospital. She did not have any other details immediately on the cause of...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided...