By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A visibly infuriated President Barack Obama surrounded himself with tear-stained parents of Connecticut school shooting victims Wednesday and declared it a "pretty shameful day for Washington" after the Senate rejected a measure designed to make it
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck" because of bumbling implementation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul McCartney added his voice to Tony Bennett's campaign against gun violence Wednesday.
The former Beatle recorded a voice message that was part of a text-to-call operation for Bennett's Voices Against Violence campaign. McCartney and others encouraged Americans to send a
By HOLBROOK MOHRAssociated Press
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man was arrested Wednesday, accused of sending letters to President Barack Obama and a senator that tested positive for poisonous ricin and set the nation's capital on edge a day after the Boston Marathon bombings.
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday drastically limited the ability of foreign victims of human rights abuses to use American courts to seek accountability and monetary damages for their suffering.
The decision was a major victory for corporations that
By MAX SEDDONAssociated Press
KIROV, Russia (AP) - Alexei Navalny, an obscure adviser to a provincial governor just four years ago, shot up to become the Kremlin's public enemy No.1. The web-savvy 36-year old lawyer overcame a state-imposed national media blackout and minimal funds by
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says terrorist attacks like the one that rocked the Boston Marathon present presidents with a leadership dilemma.
While presidents typically wants to comfort the nation, Rice says, it can be difficult for them to do this while saying or
By ANGUS SHAWAssociated Press
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The name of Zimbabwe's last white leader, who ceded power to Robert Mugabe 33 years ago and who died six years ago, has at last been removed from the nation's list of 5.7 million registered voters.
The state Electoral Commission says Ian
By NICK PERRYAssociated Press
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand's Parliament on Wednesday as the country become the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.
Lawmakers voted 77 to 44
By BRUCE SMITHAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's ex-wife has accused him of trespassing at her home in violation of their divorce settlement, and a judge set a hearing two days after the Republican will stand for election in his effort to mount a