By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A jury that acquitted a Somali man of piracy charges has been unable to reach a verdict on two hostage-taking charges.
U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle declared a mistrial Thursday for the hostage charges in the case of Ali Mohamed Ali
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States targeted more than two dozen companies and people on Thursday for evading sanctions against Iran, an effort by the Obama administration to show it will enforce existing law even as it presses Congress to hold
By ASHOK SHARMAAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's law minister said Thursday that the government has not abandoned efforts to make homosexuality legal, and that the country must take swift action to challenge a Supreme Court decision banning same-sex relations.
The minister, Kapil Sibal
WASHINGTON (AP) - The co-architect of a new budget deal in Congress concedes the political accommodation is modest, but says it moves a fiscally challenged government "in the right direction."
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan tells "CBS This Morning" the deal he brokered with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray
By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDYAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal grand jury has been scheduled to meet next month to receive documents related to ethics complaints involving Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, according to people familiar with the case.
Three people have received subpoenas that ask for the
By GRANT PECK and SINFAH TUNSARAWUTHAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - Anti-government protesters in Thailand cut off electricity to the prime minister's office compound on Thursday while their leaders met with businesspeople to explain why they want to oust the caretaker government before
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies for a second
By LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening to repeal this or shut down that.
Gridlock, however briefly, took an early holiday in the bitterly polarized,
By MATTHEW LEEAP Diplomatic Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in the Middle East on Thursday on his ninth trip of the year.
In closed-door talks
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents in some states gaining insurance at a far greater rate than others.
The demarcation may be as