By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch their votes and revive the rejected effort to expand background checks to more firearms buyers.
With Congress back from a
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is making his case to Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russia to take a tougher stance on Syria at a time when Israel's weekend air strikes against the beleaguered Mideast nation have added an unpredictable
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden wants pastors, rabbis and nuns to tell their flocks that enacting gun control is the moral thing to do. But another vote may have to wait until Congress wraps up work on an immigration overhaul.
Biden met for two-and-a-half
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four members of Army special forces ready to head to Benghazi, Libya, after the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission had ended were told not to go, according to a former top diplomat.
Gregory Hicks also argued in an interview with
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - A Taiwanese businessman long suspected of ties to North Korea and his Illinois-based son have been charged in Chicago with seeking to bypass a U.S. ban on the export of weapons machinery to the hard-line communist nation, federal prosecutors announced
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An octogenarian nun and two codefendants used bolt cutters to cut through fences and spent about two hours inside a Tennessee national security plant that has had a hand in making, maintaining or dismantling parts of every nuclear weapon in
By STEVEN WINEAP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) - As Dan Marino campaigned for Miami to be chosen the site of the 50th Super Bowl, he made no pretense about being objective on the subject.
"In my opinion," the former Dolphins quarterback said, "every Super Bowl should be here."
Instead, the NFL
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - So much for overshadowing your rivals, Mr. President.
Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss didn't seem fazed by a rare congressional invitation to golf with President Barack Obama Monday, sinking a hole-in-one on the par-three 11th hole. The ace
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Israel's willingness to hit Syrian targets it sees as threats to its own existence has complicated the Obama administration's internal debate over arming President Bashar Assad's foes and may change the way U.S.
By NICOLE WINFIELD and COLLEEN BARRY
ROME (AP) - Giulio Andreotti, Italy's former seven-time premier and a symbol of post-war Italy, died Monday at his home in Rome, Italian officials said. He was 94.
In announcing the death, Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno called Andreotti "the most representative