By SARAH DiLORENZOAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - The French government, among the most vocal critics of U.S. spying practices, is now coming under fire for trying to expand its own digital surveillance capabilities.
A law in parliament would give French intelligence services access to telephone and
By STEPHEN BRAUN AND MARTHA MENDOZAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wintry weather has forced postponement of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the crash-landing of an Asiana jet at San Francisco International Airport in July. The agency said it hopes to reschedule the hearing
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that stoked talk of a possible rapprochement between the leaders of two Cold War foes.
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting approaches.
The White House says $100 million will become available to increase access and quality of mental health
By ANDREW MELDRUMAssociated Press
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - A half-century ago Nelson Mandela was taken as a prisoner to Robben Island, 11 kilometers (seven miles) across the bay from Cape Town, where he would begin serving a life sentence for plotting to overthrow South Africa's racist
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government troops pounded a rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border with airstrikes and artillery on Tuesday, activists said, hitting a town in the mountainous region where they believe opposition fighters are holding a group of nuns.
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to head the Internal Revenue Service goes before a Senate committee Tuesday to face tough questions about the agency's targeting of tea party groups and its ability to administer parts of the president
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are demonstrating their new ability to thwart Republican filibusters with a vote that would make judges appointed by Democratic presidents a majority on the nation's second most powerful court.
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The dramatic ouster of the uncle of North Korea's young ruler has sidelined the man reputed to be the second most powerful official in the secretive hierarchy. But Washington is not banking on a radical shift in Pyongyang's nuclear
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon.