By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stick with New Yorkers still struggling 17 days after Superstorm Sandy "until the rebuilding is complete" after getting an up-close look at devastated neighborhoods rendered unlivable.
Obama brought the
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House showed some bipartisan cooperation Friday by voting overwhelmingly to end Soviet-era trade restrictions so that American companies and farmers can take advantage of Russia's expanding and more open markets.
But Moscow reacted angrily
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - While BP has resolved a sweeping criminal probe of its role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, two company employees charged in the deaths of 11 rig workers claim the Justice Department is trying to make them scapegoats
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - European nations are discussing whether to overturn an arms embargo on Syria and seeking to press Arab countries and the United States for a new impetus to end the deadly 20-month conflict, Britain's foreign policy chief said Friday.
By The Associated Press
An early look at the routes states are taking to implement President Barack Obama's health care law, along with the number of people in each state who don't have health insurance:
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Threatened with repeal just weeks ago, President Barack Obama's health care law now appears on track in close to half the states, with others playing catch-up and the administration readying a fallback for states not wishing to
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders from both parties voiced fresh optimism Friday after meeting with newly re-elected President Barack Obama about avoiding year-end "fiscal cliff" tax increases and spending cuts that would hammer the middle class and
By EILEEN SULLIVAN and KIMBERLY DOZIERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, who was whisked clandestinely into private meetings with Congress on Friday to avoid reporters, expressed regret anew in an appearance that marked his first official business since he
By KRISTA LARSONAssociated Press
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - It was 9 a.m. on May 25, 1998. Borboh Jeff Kamara, 14, was walking to school with classmates when rebels grabbed him, held him down and cut off his fingers, leaving only his thumbs.
Fourteen years later, he and other voters go to
By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's two largest shipping companies said they are targets of a criminal probe related to their dealings with online pharmacies at the center of an international crackdown on prescription drug abuse.
FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. made the