By CHRIS TOMLINSON and JIM VERTUNOAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate was poised to cast a final vote on tough new abortion restrictions after a committee approved the measure Thursday, and top Republicans and Democrats acknowledged there is little to stop it from becoming law
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Eliot Spitzer has met the deadline to file thousands of petition signatures for his bid to revive his political career by running for New York City comptroller.
Spitzer said that "over 27,000 signatures" were submitted to the city Board of Elections
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The liberal and youth movements that backed the military's removal of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi are now pushing to ensure their calls for change are heard in the face of the generals' strong grip on the new leadership. At stake is the
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 150 people face federal and state charges after authorities disrupted online wildlife trafficking operations involving tiger, leopard and jaguar pelts, elephant ivory and live birds.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the arrests
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday sharpened its criticism of the Egyptian military and interim government's arrests of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, saying the continuing detentions are inconsistent with pledges of
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - China agreed Thursday to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty with the United States, a move hailed by Washington as a significant step in the Asian giant's economic reforms that could level the playing field for American businesses.
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge Thursday ordered the government to stop genital searches of Guantanamo Bay detainees who want to meet with their lawyers, concluding that the motivation for the searches is not to enhance security, but to deter the detainees
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill Thursday to halt the $1.5 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt, the first such legislation since last week's military overthrow of the government.
Several senators have urged the suspension of military
MOSCOW (AP) - Got an old typewriter in your garage? Call the Kremlin, they need some.
Russia's Federal Protective Service, a KGB successor agency in charge of protecting President Vladimir Putin and his officials, has placed an order for 20 typewriters and is ready to pay $750 each for them,
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators who played a big role in an immigration overhaul in Congress say they're encouraged legislation will move forward despite resistance from the Republican-controlled House.
Sen. Chuck Schumer says it seems that a "large percentage" of the House realizes that doing