By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration told lawmakers Thursday that it won't declare Egypt's government overthrow a coup, U.S. officials said, allowing the United States to continue providing $1.5 billion in annual military and economic aid to the Arab
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deep divisions among members of a Senate panel over whether to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, underscore the uphill battle President Barack Obama faces in fulfilling a 5-year-old promise to shutter the facility.
By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first 200 years of the republic, just three presidents survived more than two decades after leaving office: John Adams, Martin Van Buren and Herbert Hoover. The odds for ex-presidents have improved considerably since then.
Jimmy Carter, who
By DEREK KINNER and TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Shelton Bell stood out at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville.
Not because he was a strawberry blonde American who converted to Islam. It was more because of the way he dressed - in headgear that resembled
By JAVIER CORDOBA and DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - A fugitive former CIA base chief detained in Panama this week was being sent to the United States instead of Italy, which wanted him to serve prison time in the 2003 abduction of a terror suspect, the Obama
By SARAH EL DEEB and TONY G. GABRIELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - With the military beefing up security, tens of thousands took to the streets Friday in a determined push for the return to power of Egypt's ousted Islamist leader, while Mohammed Morsi's opponents staged rival rallies,
By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is using the power of the state's $160 billion pension system to urge President Barack Obama to order federal agencies and programs around the country to recognize gay marriages performed in New
By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Migration issues headlined talks on Wednesday between the U.S. and Cuba, yet long-standing disputes threaten efforts to thaw relations between the Cold War enemies.
In the one-day talks, Cuba repeated its opposition to the United States' so-
BOSTON (AP) - A Rolling Stone cover story on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev isn't on the stands yet but it's already generating controversy, with at least two New England-based retailers announcing Wednesday that they will not carry the issue.
The cover of the magazine
By KIRUBEL TADESSEAssociated Press
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - A European Union parliament delegation on Wednesday called on Ethiopia's government to release jailed journalists and activists, but in a sign the call may not be heeded the delegation was denied from visiting a prison it had been