WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration is willing to consider accepting increased oversight of lethal drone strikes outside of war zones like Afghanistan.
In a speech on new contours of his counterterrorism strategy, Obama took note Thursday of a number of proposed ways of
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls an "appalling attack" that killed a British soldier Wednesday.
Two men have been accused of butchering the soldier with knives and a meat cleaver on a London street while horrified bystanders watched.
Obama said in a written
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary was questioned briefly about her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed in 2001 and her role as a beneficiary of family offshore trusts in the Bahamas, but those were minor bumps in
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - However Anthony Weiner does when the polls close, he's certain to add drama to the most competitive New York City mayor's race in more than a decade.
As the scandal-lashed former congressman got ready for a first round of campaign events
By PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - A Canadian businessman caught up in a corruption probe in Cuba apparently went on trial Thursday, nearly two years after he was detained and his import company, Tri-Star Caribbean, was shuttered.
Sarkis Yacoubian arrived at an Interior Ministry courthouse
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reading, writing, arithmetic - and PE?
The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE become a core subject.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senator says repeated sexual assaults in the military allow a culture to continue.
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand (KEHR'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) of New York addressed the latest case at West Point. An Army sergeant is charged with secretly taking pictures and video of at least
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - The United States and Israel raised hopes Thursday for a restart of the Middle East peace process, despite little tangible progress so far from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's two-month-old effort to get Israelis and
By KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Navy Lt. Mike McGrath was just 27 years old, with a wife and two toddler sons in the U.S., when he was shot down and taken prisoner on his 179th bombing mission during the Vietnam War.
McGrath spent almost six years in North
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It seems that the impossible has occurred: The nation's most congested city has become a model for traffic control.
Yes, gridlock still prevails and drivers' blood pressure still spikes as LA's traffic arteries seize up during every
By SEAN MURPHY, RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, DAVID A. LIEB and CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - One was an animal lover. Another loved the spotlight. Another was nicknamed "The Wall" because of the force he brought to the soccer field.
When a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado ripped