By JASON STRAZIUSOAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - On the eve of an unimaginably long walk - one that starts in Africa, winds through the Middle East, across Asia, hops over to Alaska, goes down the western United States, then Central and South America and ends in Chile - one question nagged
By DAVID GERMAINAP Movie Writer
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Steven Spielberg has matched his personal best at the Academy Awards: 12 nominations for his Civil War saga "Lincoln," including best picture, director and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
That ties the
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The nation's largest teacher pension fund took the first step Wednesday toward divesting from companies that make guns and high-capacity ammunition magazines that are illegal in California.
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer made a motion to begin
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the same debate, the same numbers and practically the same plan, but the White House is working harder to keep troops in Afghanistan than it did in similar but failed discussions in Iraq in 2011.
Security remains shaky in both war
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's pick for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, is meeting with senior Pentagon staff to try to set the record straight about his stand on Iran, saying he backs strong international sanctions against Tehran and believes all
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With President Hugo Chavez possibly in his last days, the United States sees the possibility of a long-sought reset in relations with Venezuela.
Chavez recently underwent his fourth cancer-related surgery in Cuba and there is wide speculation
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Re-elected American presidents often reset their focus to foreign policy when dealings at home with Congress become too contentious. President Barack Obama is moving the other way in seeking to nail down a domestic legacy. But recent events are working to complicate
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1.WHERE THE NRA IS FOCUSING GUN RIGHTS FIGHT
The group is opposing Obama's judicial nominees seen as likely to enforce stronger gun control laws.
2. MONTHS OF
By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years after a hostage video and photographs of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson raised the possibility that the missing American was being held by terrorists, U.S. officials now see the government of Iran behind the images,
By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Historical biopic "Lincoln" leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, with 10 nominations including best picture and best actor - but nothing for director Steven Spielberg.
Epic musical "Les Miserables" and boy-meets-tiger saga "Life of Pi"