By MARJORIE OLSTERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the big goals of President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Europe may be in jeopardy, with French objections threatening to hold up the launch of negotiations on a sweeping U.S.-European Union free trade pact.
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A fresh debate has erupted this week within the GOP over explosive social issues, as House Republicans press for a restrictive abortion measure and a prominent religious conservative urges the party's 2016 prospective presidential candidates to
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Robert Mueller is nearing the end of his 12 years as head of the law enforcement agency that is conducting high-profile investigations of the Boston Marathon bombings, the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans and leaks of
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the entertainment, publishing and other prominent industries, even if it takes a generous subsidy from Mom and Dad.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Once-secret surveillance programs were crucial in enabling the U.S. government to thwart dozens of terrorist attacks, says the director of the National Security Agency in a forceful defense of spy operations that have stirred fears of government
By NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - In the end, Iran's presidential election may be defined by who doesn't vote.
Arguments over whether to boycott Friday's ballot still boiled over at coffee shops, kitchen tables and on social media among many liberal-
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Miami police officers were injured Wednesday while participating in President Barack Obama's motorcade in Florida, police said. Neither of the injuries was life-threatening.
The Miami Police Department said Sgt. Rufus Devane III, 42, and
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time, America's racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, the government said Thursday. It's a historic shift that shows how young people are at the forefront of sweeping changes by race and
By HOPE YEN and HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.
Long weighed down by
By LAWRENCE MESSINAAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After years of showering U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin with stellar ratings and campaign endorsements, the National Rifle Association targeted the West Virginia Democrat with a TV ad launched Wednesday over his continuing push for broader gun