By SCOTT BAUER and KEN THOMASAssociated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The early stages of the 2016 presidential race feature an unusual cluster of high-powered potential candidates hailing from the same states, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul Ryan among them.
Walker gained Republican Party
By ADEL DORRAAssociated Press
TANTA, Egypt (AP) - Prominent Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma was arrested and immediately referred to trial for allegedly insulting the country's president in a TV interview, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Douma is to stand trial on Sunday - less than a week after
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday chose two old friends with corporate executive experience for top posts on his economic team, naming longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary and adviser Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative
By LAUREN GAMBINOAssociated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - As Congress debates the first national immigration overhaul in decades, a state-level push advancing rights for people in the U.S. illegally has picked up momentum across the country.
Among the patchwork changes to state law taking effect from
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Backed by warplanes, Syrian government troops pushed Thursday into the central districts of the city of Homs in an effort to oust rebels from the country's third largest urban center, activists said.
The regime pounded rebel-held districts with
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's decision to appeal a court order lifting age limits on purchasers of the morning-after pill set off a storm of criticism from reproductive rights groups, who denounced it as politically motivated
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Discussions within the Obama administration in favor of providing arms to the Syrian rebels are gaining ground amid new indications that President Bashar Assad's regime may have launched additional chemical weapons
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has his domestic ambition at the top of his travel agenda as he travels to Mexico on Thursday. To sell his immigration overhaul back home, he needs a growing economy in Mexico and a Mexican president willing to help him secure
By ASHOK SHARMAAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - Indians expressed outrage at the Pakistan government Thursday over the death of a convicted Indian spy who had been attacked with a brick by two fellow inmates in a Pakistan prison, a development New Delhi said has damaged relations between the
By NIRMALA GEORGEAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - The platoon of Chinese soldiers slipped across the boundary into India in the middle of the night, according to Indian officials. They were ferried across the bitterly cold moonscape in Chinese army vehicles, then got out to traverse a dry creek