By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said Friday night that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government orders to turn over user data.
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. special operations forces who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden were in uniform and wearing nametags during a CIA award ceremony attended by the writer of the film "Zero Dark Thirty," a Pentagon inspector general's
By VALERIE BONKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the WNBA champion Indiana Fever on Friday, calling the players role models for young athletes - even those on his daughter Sasha's basketball team.
The team captured its first title last October, defeating the
By KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is walking a political tightrope as he charts his future, trying to balance his re-election campaign in a Democratic-leaning state with a potential presidential bid aimed at winning over
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department says it has no indications that genetically modified wheat found in Oregon last month has spread beyond the field in which it was found.
No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, and the
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing plum European posts to key campaign boosters, President Barack Obama on Friday nominated his former finance director to be U.S. ambassador to Denmark and tapped two major fundraisers for postings in Spain and Germany.
Fundraising guru Rufus
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have modified a tough anti-abortion bill to include exceptions for rape and incest after the GOP sponsor of the legislation raised a firestorm by declaring that very few rapes result in pregnancies.
The legislation, which challenges
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The town where 20 children and six educators were massacred in December went silent for a moment Friday, six months later, at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on weapons control, with the reading of names of thousands
By SARAH PARVINIAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With their passports in tow, Iranian-Americans and expatriates trickled into polling sites across the United States on Friday, joining their countrymen half a world away in voting in Iran's presidential election.
By midday in Los