By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson - both from lawmakers and the Levinson family - nearly seven years after he disappeared in Iran during what now has been revealed as an
By ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated Press
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie announced the resignation Friday of one of his top appointees amid an escalating probe into whether Christie loyalists deliberately created traffic jams at a bridge into New York City in an act of
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says it is consulting with regional lpartners about the internal situation in North Korea after the execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle
The White House says there's a concern about the possibility of external provocations by Pyongyang.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is declining to talk about any CIA ties of an American who has been missing since a 2007 trip to Iran.
An Associated Press investigation has found that retired FBI agent Robert Levinson was a contractor for the CIA, though the U.S. government has said he was on
By LEE KEATHAssociated Press
DAMACUS, Syria (AP) - Ahmed Luay's second-eldest son, a soldier in the Syrian army, fell in battle with rebels just over a month ago. Three more of his sons are still on the front lines in the Damascus suburbs. Luay insists he's prepared to sacrifice them all in
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mark your calendars: House Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union address on Jan. 28.
Boehner sent a letter to Obama on Friday with the invitation. The White House quickly accepted.
The Republican said Americans expect Washington
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says that all states are now complying with new rules allowing the same-sex spouses of military members to get ID cards in order to claim benefits.
Nine states, including Texas, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, initially defied the
By JULIE PACE and STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will continue the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and cyber command operations under the direction of a single military commander, officials said Friday, the same day a review board sent
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With congressional elections looming next year, President Barack Obama named a veteran Democratic operative as his new chief liaison to Capitol Hill on Friday, following a long period of bitter partisan fights.
Deputy communications director Katie
By MATTHEW LEEAP Diplomatic Writer
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will continue to seek the release of an American citizen missing in Iran.
But at a news conference in Tel Aviv, he sidestepped questions about an Associated Press report saying the