By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court panel Friday unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in Southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles.
The firearms industry trade group, the National
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he and the secretary general of NATO have agreed to focus the organization's 2014 summit on Afghanistan.
Most of the international troops in Afghanistan are scheduled to leave by the end of next year.
But while Obama and Anders Fogh Rasmussen (AHN
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is defending U.S. drone strikes after the CIA's killing of a senior Taliban member.
Kerry says the U.S. is at war with al-Qaida and the Taliban, so the strikes are legal. He says the U.S. wages the war in self-
By BRIAN BAKSTAssociated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Democrat gearing up for a rematch against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann suspended his campaign Friday, proclaiming success in his goal to oust the polarizing conservative from Congress two days after she announced she wouldn't seek re-
By MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he is not optimistic that Iran's upcoming election will produce any change in the country's nuclear ambitions, which the U.S. and others believe are aimed at developing atomic
By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three members of its football team sexually assaulted a female midshipman at an off-campus house last year, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday, and a lawyer for the woman says she was "ostracized
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
HONEA PATH, S.C. (AP) - Four years after the summer of rage that fueled the tea party movement, the political circuit is much quieter - even in Republican bastions like this. It's not clear whether conservatives who rallied against President Barack Obama
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Germany on Friday warned Russia not to endanger a planned peace conference for Syria or alter the balance of power in the Middle East by providing an advanced air defense system to President Bashar Assad'
By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced sharp attacks Friday over proposals that would increase government spending - pledges critics dismissed as blatant pre-election gifts that contradict her insistence on sound financial management.