By LAURAN NEERGAARD and LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning-after pill might become as easy to buy as aspirin.
In a scathing rebuke accusing the Obama administration of letting election-year politics trump science, a federal judge ruled Friday that there should be no age
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Food aid groups are urging the Obama administration to overhaul the way the United States helps starving people abroad.
The White House will not say whether Obama's budget proposal, scheduled to come out next week, will seek to change the
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs by including a proposal to lower cost-of-living adjustments to government social safety net spending, a senior
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - One of the American military's most seasoned combat leaders took charge Friday of U.S. Africa Command, whose No. 1 mission is to work with allies to neutralize the continent's widening web of Islamic extremist groups,
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A barrage of rockets slammed into a contested district on the northeastern edge of Damascus, killing at least five people and trapping others under the rubble, while violence raged around suburbs of the capital, activists said Friday.
The attack on
By BOB JOHNSON and JESSE WASHINGTONAssociated Press Writers
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The legacy of the "Scottsboro Boys" is secure: The nine black teens were wrongly convicted more than 80 years ago in one of America's most infamous racial tragedies. Alabama is now moving to repair its own
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has been using 30-year-old data on aircraft collisions to justify the cost of operating control towers at small airports even though accident rates have improved significantly over that time.
Had the Federal Aviation Administration used
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.