By The Associated Press
NAME: Robert Jones "Rob" Portman.
AGE: 56. Born in Cincinnati, Dec. 19, 1955.
EDUCATION: B.A., Dartmouth College, 1979; J.D., University of Michigan School of Law, 1984.
EXPERIENCE: U.S. Senate, 2011-
By LOU KESTENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has rejected requests from The New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union seeking information about its "targeted killing" program against suspected terrorists, saying the release of the
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Tuesday added Syria to the list of countries that could face U.S. sanctions for not doing enough to combat trafficking. Sixteen other nations were included among those not even making significant
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's not-so-secret counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida in Yemen and Somalia, the killing of Osama bin Laden and strong hints of a cyber war against Iran give Republicans few openings to challenge the
By ANGELA K. BROWNAssociated Press
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist charged in the fatal Fort Hood shooting rampage will be barred from the courtroom during his pretrial hearing Tuesday if he hasn't shaved his beard and will be forced to watch the proceedings
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A New Yorker accused of trying to start what prosecutors called "a mini al-Qaida cell" pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization.
By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIAssociated Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - The aged king of Saudi Arabia led a burial ceremony Sunday for his brother, Crown Prince Nayef Abdul-Aziz, in the holy city of Mecca before his internment following evening prayers. He was the second heir to the
By KIMBERLY DOZIER and LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a decade of costly conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American way of war is evolving toward less brawn, more guile.
Drone aircraft spy on and attack terrorists
By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and LEE KEATHAssociated Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Crown Prince Nayef, the hardline interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia's fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida's branch in the country after the 9/11 attacks in the United States and
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is partially lifting the lid of secrecy on its counterterrorism campaign against al-Qaida in Yemen and Somalia by formally acknowledging for the first time that it is conducting lethal attacks in those