By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid tribute Thursday to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, calling him a "fallen hero" who understood that diplomacy requires taking risks.
About two months after Stevens and three other
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. envoy to Libya urged the country's new leaders Thursday to act quickly to address major security challenges that have led to serious outbreaks of fighting and impose control over rival militias, tribes and armed backers of
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By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday.
Four other SEALs are under
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Afghan villagers and soldiers are expected to testify by video from Afghanistan Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday nights in a preliminary hearing of a soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a nighttime rampage last month.
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man described by a prosecutor as "a serial killer in training" was executed Thursday in Texas for a woman's slaying during a break-in at her home a decade ago.
Mario Swain, 33, received a lethal injection for killing Lola Nixon
By IVAN MORENOAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Democrats have elected the first openly gay House speaker in state history, giving control of the chamber to a man who was the public face of a fierce debate over civil union legislation that Republicans defeated six months ago.
By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is preparing to become the first U.S. city to provide and cover the cost of sex reassignment surgeries for uninsured transgender residents.
The city's Health Commission voted Tuesday to create a comprehensive program for
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAP Legal Affairs Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned killer fighting his execution because of his extreme weight does not have accessible veins in his arms or hands and could not receive a lethal injection in his legs because he is so obese, a doctor said in a court
SPOKANE, Wash. - Mayor David Condon proposed eliminating 100 positions from the city of Spokane in his 2013 budget, while giving substantial raises to five of his executives, some as big as $20,000. When it comes to the raises, Mayor Condon says the real story is that he eliminated seven