House GOP faces first vote on Puerto Rico bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are attempting to hold together a rare bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances as a committeeRead More

Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns. A proposal sponsored by DemocraticRead More

The 10-highest paid women CEOs of 2015

Here are the 10 highest-paid women CEOs for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm: 1. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo,Read More

Harvard Club of Boston elects its 1st female president

BOSTON (AP) — The 108-year-old Harvard Club of Boston has elected its first female president, and she says her election is the beginning of manyRead More

TSA chief headed back to Capitol Hill to talk airport lines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Transportation Security Administration is heading back to Capitol Hill Wednesday to try to explain what his agency isRead More

Japan PM expresses `profound resentment’ over Okinawa death

SHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s prime minister has met with President Barack Obama — and expressed “profound resentment” about the death of a young JapaneseRead More

Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the country’s next generationRead More

PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSURead More

The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling cancer

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America — the pinnacle of humanRead More

Russian banker in spy case could spend 2½ years in US prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A Russian banker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a Cold War-style spy ring could be spending 2½ years in aRead More