By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.
At risk is the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the courage and dedication of U.S. diplomats slain in the line of duty as they led a memorial service on Friday to honor those killed in last year's terrorist attack on the
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An overnight fire at the Labor Department's headquarters shut the building down for most employees early Friday, but the agency's monthly employment report was released as scheduled.
Department employees and members of the news media involved
By CASSANDRA VINOGRADAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - David Cameron's Conservatives took a drubbing in local elections amid a surge of support for an anti-European Union and anti-immigration party, heaping pressure on the British prime minister to appeal to the dissident right-wing of his own
By MICHELLE FAULAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa is fighting a losing battle against corruption which sucked up nearly 1 billion rand ($111 million) in taxpayers' money last year, according to a new report that contradicts government statements that efforts to stamp out
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them.
Yet the agency set off alarms in Congress and state capitols across the West by citing the automatic spending cuts as the basis for demanding that dozens of states
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Barack Obama and Mexico's new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, are stepping gingerly to avoid any suggestion of meddling in each other's most contentious issues. Instead, Obama is drawing attention to the cultural ties that have
By RYAN LUCASAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The bodies of the Syrian boys and young men in jeans and casual shirts were strewn along a blood-stained pavement, dying apparently where they fell. Weeping women moved among the dead, and one of them screamed, "Where are you, people of the village?"
By JIM VERTUNO and JUAN LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning from its incoming president that its members are engaged in a "culture war" that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding
By DAVID KLEPPERAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island has become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, after a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state.
Gays, lesbians, their friends and families erupted into cheers