MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — They're an endangered species in many state legislatures as more Americans move to urban centers or suburban cities: the rural lawmaker who knows what it's like to care for a herd, plant a crop or drive on gravel roads.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — This week, President Barack Obama promoted tougher fuel efficiency standards for trucks. He touted progress on initiatives to strengthen the U.S. patent system. And he signed an executive order intended to speed up the process for approving import or export cargo.
MIAMI (AP) — Melvin Morris says he fell to his knees in shock when the Army told him he'd be getting a call from President Barack Obama to discuss the Medal of Honor he would be receiving for his actions in Vietnam.
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Though police said they are still working on a motive, the nephew of a Northern California woman accused of killing four people, including three of her own relatives, says that she snapped when members of an Indian tribe threatened to evict her and her son from tribal land.
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — The woman who police say killed three family members and a worker at the headquarters building for an Indian tribe that was evicting her and her son from its land was the target of a federal investigation into at least $50,000 in missing tribal funds.
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Police armed with rifles and pistols have searched the home of the former Cedarville Rancheria tribal leader held on suspicion of killing four people and wounding two others at a tribal meeting in northeastern California.
By Andrea Shalal HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (Reuters) - The Pentagon is committed to early design work on a new aircraft that will replace thousands of helicopters now used by the U.S. military, its first "clean sheet design" program in years, the Army official heading the effort said on Friday. Dan Bailey, a former Apache helicopter pilot who heads the "future vertical lift" program and the research effort under way to explore possible approaches, said there was no push to reduce funding for the program, despite pressure on nearly every other arms program in the Pentagon's portfolio. "The science and technology effort is supported 100 percent," Bailey told reporters at a conference hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army, an Army booster group. Army acquisition chief Heidi Shyu and General Dennis Via, who heads Army Materiel Command, both underscored their support for the program in speeches at the conference.
SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — The battle for Venezuela is being fought as vigorously online as in the streets, with Internet service cut off to a strife-torn university city and the government blocking selected websites and a "walkie-talkie" service widely used by protesters.