DETROIT (AP) — The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour. In reality, the bulbous subcompact’s 106-horsepower engine and automatic transmission can’t push it any faster than 109.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans appeared resigned Thursday to accepting an ambitious expansion of the Violence Against Women Act that would bring gays, lesbians, immigrants and Native Americans under its protective umbrella.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Republicans nationwide reconsider the party’s direction, nowhere is their challenge more daunting than in California.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation’s surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.
(AP) – The text of the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery by Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and provided by the press office of the speaker of the House:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlikely allies, business and labor leaders joined in support of the White House’s immigration overhaul efforts Tuesday while also launching high-stakes negotiations to overcome an issue that has split them before.
DENVER (AP) — A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation’s rightward swing, from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax-limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after his inauguration speech Monday, President Barack Obama signed documents officially submitting top administration nominations to the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Second presidential terms are never easy. More often, they’re fraught with peril, frequently marred by scandal, failure, hubris, and burnout, and souring relations with Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report on the government’s enforcement efforts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inauguration-goers have a range of lodging options — from crashing on a friend’s couch to reasonably priced rooms to ones that cost thousands of dollars a night. Fewer spectators means accommodations won’t be as tough as in ’09.
LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recuperating at an unnamed hospital after an operation to remove a bladder growth, a friend said Friday.