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
By IVAN MORENOAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Exactly eight months after dozens of people were shot in a suburban Denver movie theater, Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign new restrictions on firearms in Colorado, signaling a historic change for Democrats who traditionally shied away from taking on gun
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Last year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked the Democratic convention platform for its "shameful" decision to omit a reference to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But in a sign of how U.S. politics have changed in 40
By TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's lower-income workers have posted the biggest job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession - but few are bragging.
As a workforce sector, those earning $35,000 or less annually are generally pessimistic about their