By DINA CAPPIELLOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the Senate set to begin debate on gun control legislation this week, a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers picked up some key Republican support over the weekend. But it may not be enough to ensure the measure is adopted.
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of senators is almost ready to share with colleagues and voters an immigration overhaul crafted over several months.
The so-called Gang of Eight is finishing up the final details and is planning to unveil the proposed
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - As Congress readies for a drawn-out immigration debate, an expanding network of Republican fundraisers is pressing for a path to legal status for millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally.
Business leaders and donors who raised tens
By FRANK BAJAK and VIVIAN SEQUERAAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government-friendly electoral council quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez' hand-picked successor Monday, apparently ignoring opposition demands for a recount as anti-
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The exiled leader of Syria's Muslim Brotherhood denied Monday widespread accusations by other pro-rebel political factions that the group is seeking to impose its will on other members of the opposition.
The rare news conference by Mohammad Raid al-
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Key measures of New York's tough new gun law are set to kick in, with owners of guns now reclassified as assault weapons required to register the firearms and new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines.
As the new provisions
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will stop in Chicago on Monday to visit the parents of the young U.S. diplomat who was killed while delivering textbooks in southern Afghanistan earlier this month.
Kerry is making the detour on his way back from
By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican mega-donor Bob Perry, a Houston real estate magnate who shunned the limelight while generously bankrolling GOP candidates and becoming a force in a new era of lavish spending in American politics, has died. He was 80
By ADAM GELLERAP National Writer
The beam from the intruder's flashlight pierced the blackness of the bedroom at 4:45 a.m., sweeping across the down comforter and into Eric Martin's eyes. Outside, the streets of his Utah subdivision lay still and silent.
But as Martin rolled to the floor,