By The Associated Press
"If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi ... To besmirch her reputation is outrageous
By DON SCHANCHE Jr.Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - The CEO of Waffle House said Tuesday that a former employee who claims he tried to force her to have sex actually was a participant in consensual sex and has been trying to blackmail him.
"I am a victim of my own stupidity, but I am not going
By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police adhere to a code of silence protecting fellow officers, a federal jury ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a female bartender whose videotaped beating by a drunken off-duty officer went viral online.
The civil trial in
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Barely a week after winning re-election, President Barack Obama suddenly confronts a deepening challenge in assembling a new national security team, his task complicated by a scandal that has cost him a CIA chief and raised doubts
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Independent Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine says he probably won't keep people guessing long about which party he will align himself with.
The former governor said he's trying to make a decision on which party to caucus with in time for
By RACHEL LA CORTEAssociated Press
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Army prosecutors on Tuesday asked an investigative officer to recommend a death penalty court-martial for a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage, saying that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - France on Tuesday became the first Western country to formally recognize Syria's newly formed opposition coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
The U.S. also recognized the leadership body announced in Qatar on
By BETSY BLANEYAssociated Press
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a religious attack, possibly targeting a former U.S. president.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari was sentenced in Amarillo,
By REBECCA BOONEAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control to gang leaders in an effort to save money on staffing.
By NANCY BENAC and PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The sex scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus widened Tuesday to ensnare the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, in a suddenly public drama involving a Tampa socialite, a jealous rival, a twin sister