By MARTHA MENDOZAAssociated Press
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - The former archbishop of San Francisco said Monday that Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has a rightful place among Vatican officials who will choose the next pope, even though Mahony has been battered in recent days by disclosures about
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert Bork says President Richard Nixon promised him the next Supreme Court vacancy after Bork complied with Nixon's order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox in 1973.
Bork's recollection of his role in the Saturday Night
By WILSON RING and CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era - and one of the most unexpectedly enduring.
His nomination in 1981 met a wall of opposition from
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A cable company subcontractor suspected of rupturing a natural gas line before a deadly Kansas City restaurant explosion didn't have an approved permit for the work, city officials said Monday.
Pat Klein, assistant city
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee seems all but certain to start voting on an assault weapons ban and other gun curbs next week, Congress' first roll calls in response to the Newtown, Conn., slayings of 26 students and staff at an elementary school in
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - For more than five decades, Cuban exiles in Miami have waited for the Castro brothers to be out of power.
The firmest step toward that happening came Sunday when Raul Castro announced he plans to retire as president within five years. And yet, when
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A homeless Kansas City man will soon have well over $100,000 after returning an engagement ring to a woman who accidentally dropped it in his cup earlier this month.
"I think in our world we often jump to like the worst conclusion, and it just makes you realize that there
By BILL BARROW and MELINDA DESLATTEAssociated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal faces deepening troubles in his home state even as he dishes out advice on how the divided GOP can regroup and looks to position himself as a national party front man.
The new head of the Republican
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) - World powers, fearful of scuttling negotiations beginning this week with Iran, are offering the Islamic republic some small new sanctions relief in return for curbing its nuclear program. But officials warned Monday that it's
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI will release records about civil rights-era photographer Ernest Withers' work as an informant for the FBI, to settle a Tennessee newspaper's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported on its