By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The wildly ranging questions came in rapid succession, read aloud by a judge in a calm, monotone voice.
Why didn't Jodi Arias ever report accusations of abuse by her lover? How could she so easily grab a gun to shoot him as he attacked her in a
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is signing into law a bill extending and expanding domestic violence protections, ushering in a legislative victory for gay rights advocates and Native Americans.
Flanked by domestic-violence survivors, lawmakers, law
By FARID HOSSAINAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - The fight for the future of Bangladesh is playing out in the streets of this troubled south Asian nation.
For a month, masses of moderate activists have camped at a Dhaka intersection demanding harsh punishment for those accused of crimes
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday making gun trafficking a federal crime as lawmakers cast the first vote in Congress to curb firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.
The panel was
By LINDSEY TANNERAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.
But the research leaves many questions unanswered and won't settle the debate over
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats set aside their effort Wednesday to win support from conservative Sen. Tom Coburn for requiring federal background checks for nearly all gun purchases, at least temporarily hurting President Barack Obama's chances for pushing one
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder promised the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration will share more information with Congress and the American people about national security policies, particularly the government's use of
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
CLARK, Wyo. (AP) - The wide-open sagebrush flats along the Montana-Wyoming border make it easy to spot strangers passing along the bumpy dirt roads that crisscross the small, sparsely populated town of Clark. So it was perhaps no surprise when authorities announced
By FRANK BAJAK and FABIOLA SANCHEZAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Even in death, Hugo Chavez's orders are being followed. The man he anointed to succeed him, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, will continue to run Venezuela as interim president and be the governing socialists'
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.
In his final report to Congress,