By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but he's "deeply skeptical" of claims by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime that rebel forces were behind
By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five former elected officials of the small, blue-collar California city of Bell were convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of misappropriating public funds by paying themselves huge salaries while raising taxes on residents.
Former Mayor Oscar
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so, legal experts told a Senate panel Wednesday.
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As much as $170 million is needed to improve facilities for the troops stationed at the Guantanamo Bay detention center that President Barack Obama has marked for extinction, the top U.S. commander in South and Central America said Wednesday.
By JULIE PACE and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Red lines. When it comes to the Middle East, President Barack Obama is encountering them everywhere. They are painted on the ground as directional markers for visiting dignitaries, and they are in Obama's and Israeli Prime
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in broad federal spending cuts and simultaneously avoid a government shutdown next week - and pointedly rejected a call to even reopen White House tours that the Obama
By STACY A. ANDERSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is stretching the luck of the Irish a few more days as he hosts the country's prime minister for a St. Patrick's Day breakfast.
Biden held the belated celebration Wednesday - a day after he returned from Rome
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says he fears a "stain on our national credibility" if the United States determines that Syria's Bashar Assad is using chemical weapons to remain in power but fails to intervene.
Michigan Republican Mike Rogers says there's
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. officials say the 27-year-old university student from China started a relationship with a civilian defense contractor more than twice her age and then found out classified information on U.S. nuclear weaponry, missile defenses and war plans.
By BRUCE SMITHAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Mark Sanford says he believes in "a God of second chances," and now the former South Carolina governor has taken the first step toward reviving a political career that was derailed by an extramarital affair.
Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister