WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democratic leaders in the House hashed out their to-do list Wednesday at a suppertime powwow with President Barack Obama.
At an upscale hotel blocks from the White House, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her deputies joined Obama for a meal that lasted about 2 1/2 hours. The themes discussed — immigration, gun control, deficit reduction and the budget — read like a rundown of the toughest and most vexing issues Congress is attempting to...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer and television personality who was a key witness in Michael Jackson's successful defense against child molestation charges is seeking permission to file a claim against the singer's estate alleging the pop superstar sexually abused him as a child, court records and an attorney said.
Wade Robson was abused by Jackson during a seven-year period, the choreographer's attorney, Henry Gradstein, wrote in a statement Wednesday. The attorney...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A futuristic drama from producer-writer J.J. Abrams of "Lost" and the "Star Trek" movie franchise and a comedy with Andy Samberg of "Saturday Night Live" fame as a carefree police detective will be on Fox's new schedule, the network said.
Four new dramas and five comedies were announced Wednesday for the 2013-14 season by Fox, which got a jump on network presentations to advertisers set for next week in New York.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The defense attorney for a man arrested in what the FBI has called a thwarted terror plot in western Minnesota said Wednesday that authorities have given the public some misinformation about his client, while a local police chief said authorities continue to keep an eye on the anti-government militia group founded by his family.
Buford Rogers, 24, of Montevideo appeared in U.S. District Court in St. Paul for a scheduled detention hearing Wednesday...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's senior U.S. senator said he plans to unveil legislation Thursday that would allow states to collect royalties directly from companies that produce minerals from federal lands.
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his bill would not only block the federal government from cutting the mineral payments states receive, but it also would allow states to avoid a 2 percent federal collection fee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says British Prime Minister David Cameron will be at the White House on Monday to meet with President Barack Obama.
Global security concerns will be high on the agenda. The White House says the two leaders plan to discuss Syria's civil war and counterterrorism, plus trade and economic issues. Britain has been pressing for a more robust response to the Syrian conflict.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is inviting lawmakers over to discuss the growing number of sexual assaults in the military.
Officials say a bipartisan group of about a dozen senators and representatives were invited to attend the discussion with White House staff Thursday. President Barack Obama won't attend since he is traveling to Texas.
A new report shows up to 26,000 military members were sexually assaulted last year. Obama has said he has no...