By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawmaker says abortion is covered in 90 percent of the insurance plans being offered to members of Congress and their staff under President Barack Obama's health care law.
New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith, who opposes abortion
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is urging Congress to support limited U.S. engagement with Myanmar's powerful military, even though Myanmar has ties with North Korea.
Political reforms after five decades of repressive military rule have ended Myanmar's diplomatic isolation. But
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama is giving military families a first look at the White House Christmas decorations.
Family dog Bo, the star of past Obama White House holiday displays, had to share the spotlight with his little sister, Sunny.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he hopes young people don't get discouraged by how hard it has been to implement health care reform.
Obama spoke Wednesday to an audience of young leaders at a White House youth summit on health care. He told the participants that it has never been
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years.
At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details of the plan, which was announced in broad terms last summer. It is part of a larger
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says there's no evidence yet that Iran is violating last month's nuclear accord with world powers.
Rep. Adam Schiff notes Iranian claims about work at their nuclear facility at Arak. But the
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four ex-Blackwater guards are pleading not guilty to multiple manslaughter charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting on the streets of Baghdad.
Prosecutors say the heavily armed Blackwater convoy launched an unprovoked attack. Defense
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has arrested 16 activists accused of providing material to anti-government websites, the state media said Wednesday.
The official IRNA news agency quoted Ahmad Ghorbani, a local prosecutor in Kerman in southeast Iran, as saying the 16 are
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If they don't believe their parents, maybe America's teens will listen to the Pentagon's top general.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed likely Wednesday to reinstate the trespassing conviction of a man who was caught protesting military activities in a place he had been ordered to avoid: the zone designated for demonstrators outside the main gate at a
NEW YORK (AP) - Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year.
Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco says the news magazine's owners, IBT Media, want to "hit the reset button" and move to a business model where a weekly print magazine would be mainly supported by subscription
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are ending mostly lower as investors weigh conflicting economic reports and assess the outlook for Federal Reserve stimulus.
Major U.S. indexes moved between gains and losses before ending lower Wednesday.
Conflicting news about the economy left investors unsure about when
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An autopsy shows "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed in a car crash by the combined effects of the impact and subsequent fire. Walker, a passenger in the car driven by his friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas, died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche