By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The impassioned push for new gun laws, born from the slaughter of schoolchildren, has collided with the marble-hard realities of Congress.
Just persuading the Senate to debate tougher laws was considered a high hurdle for gun control advocates. They
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought to inspire a stricken city and comfort an unnerved nation Thursday, declaring that Boston "will run again" and vowing to hunt down the perpetrator of the twin blasts that brought mayhem and death to the Boston
WEST, Texas (AP) - A law enforcement official says two more bodies have been recovered in the wake of the Texas fertilizer plant explosion, bring the death toll from the blast to 14. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes did not say where the bodies were found but
By MARTHA MENDOZAAP National Writer
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - School officials could not expel three teenage boys charged with sexually battering a classmate at a party last fall, even after she hanged herself and her family complained that a humiliating photo of the alleged assault was being
WSJ.COM - President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered U.S. flags around the country, and at embassies around the world, to be flown at half staff to honor the victims of the explosions Monday at the Boston Marathon.
The flags will be flown at half staff through April 20th and the move
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Great Falls woman charged with deliberate homicide in the September 2012 shaking death of her 6-month-old daughter is hospitalized for a complicated pregnancy with twins. The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://gftrib.com/ZYKkJF ) District Judge Dirk
BOSTON (AP) - Police and reporters have converged on the federal courthouse in Boston -- amid conflicting reports on whether a suspect is in custody in the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at the Boston Marathon. Several media outlets had reported
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday drastically limited the ability of foreign victims of human rights abuses to use American courts to seek accountability and monetary damages for their suffering.
The decision was a major victory for corporations that
By ANGUS SHAWAssociated Press
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The name of Zimbabwe's last white leader, who ceded power to Robert Mugabe 33 years ago and who died six years ago, has at last been removed from the nation's list of 5.7 million registered voters.
The state Electoral Commission says Ian
By DIDI TANGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - She was a food fan, eager for culinary discoveries. In her last microblog update the morning before the Boston Marathon blasts, the Chinese graduate student identified as the attack's third victim posted a photo of ciabatta-like bread chunks and fruit