By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of Republicans and Democrats in the House is finalizing a sweeping immigration bill that offers work permits and the eventual prospect of citizenship to millions of people living illegally in the United States, aides say. That path to
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - North Korea's latest outburst of nuclear and military threats has given the U.S. a rare opportunity to build bridges with China - a potential silver lining to the simmering crisis that could revitalize the Obama administration's
By JOCELYN NOVECK and KEN THOMASAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a rousing speech Friday about improving the future of women across the globe, gave no hint of plans for her own future. But that didn't mean everyone in the audience wasn't thinking about it.
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and hearing false rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel.
The demand is making it hard for gun stores to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - On the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, Attorney General Eric Holder challenged the Supreme Court to uphold a key section of the Voting Rights Act that requires all or part of 15 states with a history of discrimination to get federal
By IVAN MORENOAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado Democrat who wanted to prevent individuals suspected of posing a threat from possessing a gun quickly backed off that plan after details of the proposal became public late Thursday.
Rep. Beth McCann said she's still working on a bill
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Army major general with U.S. Africa Command has been relieved of his post in connection with alcohol and sexual misconduct charges, defense officials said Thursday.
Officials said Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, commander of the Combined Joint Task
By BOB JOHNSON and JESSE WASHINGTONAssociated Press Writers
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Opening a final chapter to one of the most important civil rights episodes in American history, Alabama lawmakers voted Thursday to allow posthumous pardons for the "Scottsboro Boys": nine black teens who were
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Requiring more disclosure from "political intelligence" entrepreneurs who gather information on Congress and other government activities and sell it to investors would help securities regulators in their investigations of insider trading,
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) - Conceding the fraught politics of guns, President Barack Obama said Thursday that passing legislation curbing access to firearms would be a tougher slog than an immigration overhaul.
Obama told an intimate group of high-dollar donors Thursday