By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of workers at health care giant Kaiser Permanente have voted again to remain with the Service Employees International Union rather than switch to a smaller rival.
The National Labor Relations Board says Kaiser workers in California voted 58
MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration is looking at every option to end the bloodshed in Syria.
The president said Thursday that his administration is proceeding cautiously as it looks at options, to ensure that what it does is helpful to the situation rather than making
By DAVID KLEPPER
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island on Thursday became the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, as a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state ended with the triumphant cheers of hundreds of gays, lesbians, their
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Republican senator asked the Obama administration Thursday to explain how a student from Kazakhstan charged with trying to help get rid of evidence for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects managed to enter the country without a
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio says a new immigration bill he helped write needs stronger border security provisions or it will fail in the House and may even have trouble getting through the Senate.
Rubio, who is the chief emissary to
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming the rebels who have been locked in a civil war with the Syrian regime for more than two years, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, becoming the first top U.S. official to
By JIM VERTUNOAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The National Rifle Association has spent much of the past year under siege, ardently defending gun rights following mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut and fighting back against mounting pressure for stricter laws in Washington and state
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