By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says
By DINA CAPPIELLOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy.
The change, requested by
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Standing on the massive deck of the Navy's USS Ponce, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States is entering the new nuclear pact with Iran "very clear eyed" and it remains to be seen whether Tehran is serious about
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.
The bill granting
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.
Two months in and out of the repair shop have left
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Seeking to reassure wary allies, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday pushed back against those who question America's commitment to Asia, which has at times been obscured by an array of distractions at home and abroad.
But Biden warned
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has offered his condolences to South African President Jacob Zuma (ZOO'-muh) on the death of the Nelson Mandela, the country's former president.
The White House says Obama shared with Zuma how profoundly Mandela's example of moral courage,
By The Associated Press
The world knows Nelson Mandela as a man who forever changed the course of modern history and who will surely continue to leave his mark long after his death Thursday at the age of 95.
You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa out of apartheid
By SARAH DiLORENZOAssociated Press
For most of the world, his name is synonymous with courage and perseverance. Leaders and citizens, athletes and artists remembered Nelson Mandela on Friday - though many struggled to find words big enough to describe the man who changed the face of South Africa
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay $22 million of the legal bills that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a courtroom battle.
The money sought in documents filed Thursday would be in addition to the $930 million in damages
By AMY CRAWFORDAssociated Press
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli says he might one day get to use the tools that researchers around the world are developing with support from the foundation that bears his name.
Scientists and engineers working on high-tech hardware
By HAVEN DALEYAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The official noisemakers for next year's World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be significantly quieter than the vuvuzela (voo-voo-ZEHL'-uh) horns that caused so many headaches in 2010.
The new instrument, a rattle called the caxirola