By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If the Obama administration tries for the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it could face a long, difficult legal battle in a state that hasn't seen an execution in nearly 70 years.
Attorney General Eric
By ANGUS SHAWAssociated Press
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe's finance ministry said it needs to resolve a shortfall of about $85 million needed for crucial national elections just three weeks away, as a month-long chaotic voter registration effort drew to a close Tuesday.
Tendai Biti, the
By JIM HEINTZAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - The net of rumors and uncertainties over NSA leaker Edward Snowden deepened Tuesday when a prominent Russian lawmaker tweeted that Snowden had accepted Venezuela's offer of political asylum, then deleted the posting a few minutes later.
It was not
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Framing a new argument against President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional GOP leaders called Tuesday for a delay in the law's requirement that individual Americans carry health insurance.
If the White House can grant
By MARJORIE OLSTERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The International Monetary Fund forecast slower global growth for 2013 and 2014, citing expectations of a more protracted recession in Europe and a slowdown in key developing countries such as China and Brazil.
The update of the IMF's World
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's president says that his country has received an asylum request from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
President Nicolas Maduro had already offered asylum to Snowden, who apparently is holed up in the transit lounge of a Moscow airport. Bolivia and Nicaragua also
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Twenty years after the U.S. military's "Black Hawk Down" disaster, the Obama administration is slowly stepping up relations with Somalia even though security requires American officials to be sheltered behind blast walls and unable to
By TIA GOLDENBERGAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - A one-woman play about an American activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza is being performed for Hebrew-speaking audiences for the first time. Producers hope the show will force Israelis to confront an issue that
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The crash landing of a South Korean airliner in San Francisco has revived concerns that airline pilots get so little opportunity these days to fly without the aid of sophisticated automation that their stick-and-rudder skills are eroding.
By STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal oversight board directed by President Barack Obama to scrutinize the government's secret surveillance system is hearing from civil liberties activists, a retired federal judge and a former Bush administration lawyer in the board