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House, Senate to send Obama temporary spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A temporary funding measure that would keep the government open past a midnight deadline should make its way to President Barack Obama on Wednesday with time to spare.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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Soul-searching in House as McCarthy tries to lock up top job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stunned and divided, House Republicans sought a way forward Tuesday as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to bring them together after Speaker John Boehner's sudden resignation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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Arizona sheriff to testify at contempt-of-court hearing

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff whose immigration crackdowns have drawn wide attention is going on the stand to testify about his acknowledged disobedience of court orders in a racial profiling lawsuit and as well as an alleged investigation involving the case's judge.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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Russia confirms start of airstrikes in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian military jets carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday for the first time, the defense ministry said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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Economists question Bush's prescription for lower gas prices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The link between ending a 40-year oil export ban and lower prices at the gas pump is not as direct as Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would have voters believe in his new energy proposal, industry economists said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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China micromanages Tibet, floods it with money to woo locals

LHASA, China (AP) — Ji Yunpeng misses hotpot dinners with his wife and daughter back in Beijing and fights insomnia caused by the high altitude in the Tibetan capital by playing computer games, and, occasionally, studying Tibetan Buddhism.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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Big utilities enter market for small rooftop solar

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Traditional power companies are getting into small-scale solar energy and competing for space on your rooftop.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

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Egypt says King Tut's tomb may have hidden chambers

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, Egypt's antiquities minister said Tuesday, lending support to a new theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

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