By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican Party's hope of running stronger presidential races by revamping immigration is about to hit a big hurdle: House Republicans.
Many House Republicans are chilly or openly hostile to the bipartisan bill before the Senate,
By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Party leaders in Greece's ruling coalition are to meet later Monday to try and heal the rift over the closure of the country's state TV and radio broadcaster that is threatening to topple the government and compromise the country
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis took a first big step in reforming the troubled Vatican bank on Saturday by tapping a trusted prelate to help oversee its management, in a sign he wants to know more about its activities.
Francis signed off on naming Monsignor
By KARL RITTERAssociated Press
BONN, Germany (AP) - U.N. climate talks have hit a stumbling block that some delegates say poses a serious challenge to their already slow-moving attempt to craft a global response to climate change.
As the latest negotiation session ended Friday in the German city of
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - It was another Soviet first in space 50 years ago - putting a woman in orbit. And 26-year old Valentina Tereshkova carried her part with grace, shouting "Take off your hat, sky, I'm coming!" as she blasted off.
President Vladimir Putin
MADRID (AP) - Spain's central bank says the country's public debt burden rose to a record 88.2 percent of gross domestic product at the end of the first quarter.
The bank said Friday that Spain's debt was 922.82 billion euros ($1.23 trillion) at the end of March, up 19.1 percent from
By BOB CHRISTIE and CRISTINA SILVAAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Ending a six-month legislative session, Arizona lawmakers endorsed a key element of President Barack Obama's health care law in a huge political victory for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, after a lengthy fight over Medicaid
By DAVID FISCHER and BILL CORMIERAssociated Press
NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities were investigating Friday what caused the outdoor deck at a Miami-area sports bar to collapse, causing dozens of fans watching the NBA finals to plunge into a bay in a chaotic scene that sent 24 people to
By PATRICK WALTERSAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A veteran inspector who surveyed a downtown building weeks before it collapsed, killing 6 people, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound a week after the accident, authorities said Thursday.
Ronald Wagenhoffer, 52, was found shot in
By RAVI NESSMANAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladeshi garment factories are routinely built without consulting engineers. Many are located in commercial or residential buildings not designed to withstand the stress of heavy manufacturing. Some add illegal extra floors atop support