By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify three Republican senators who signaled they would try to block her possible
By ANGELA DELLI SANTIAssociated Press
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to spend the next year leading efforts to rebuild his home state after Superstorm Sandy - and running for re-election.
Christie announced his intention to seek a second term Monday, after telling
By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Superstorm Sandy in some ways worse than 2005's Hurricane Katrina as he said his state would need $42 billion to recover from the damage wreaked in late October and prevent future catastrophe.
By MARK SCOLFORO and PETER JACKSONAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania should enact sweeping changes to its child abuse laws, including stronger penalties for failing to report the crime, a legislative commission concluded Tuesday after a year of study prompted by Jerry Sandusky
By MARK PRATTAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world's first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died. He was 93.
Murray suffered a stroke at his suburban Boston home on Thanksgiving and died at Brigham and
By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Eight years after Yasser Arafat's mysterious death, his political heirs opened his grave Tuesday and let forensics experts take samples from his remains, defying strong cultural taboos in search of evidence that
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane man arrested for allegedly stabbing his own dog's throat used to work for a humane society.
Nathan Meier appeared in court Monday on animal cruelty charges after police say he stabbed his dog, Dakota, in the neck. For the time being, a Spokane County Superior
By ROB MAADDIAP Pro Football Writer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - This was the Cam Newton who was the talk of the NFL last season.
Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Carolina Panthers to a 30-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night in a matchup of teams with
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Campaigners against female circumcision scored a major victory Monday with the approval by a key U.N. committee of a resolution calling for a global ban on female genital mutilation.
The resolution, adopted by consensus by the U.N.