WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling North Korea's development of nuclear weapons a "growing threat" to the U.S. and its allies.
In a telephone call Tuesday evening to Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, Hagel cited North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and
By BRUCE SMITHAssociated Press
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday cleared another hurdle in his bid for political redemption, defeating a former Charleston County council member to win the GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat he held for three terms.
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is warning that Egypt may be backsliding in its transition to democracy.
Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is concerned about recent arrests, street violence and the Egyptian government's inability to
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton, perhaps as popular as ever in her 22 years in national politics, is taking steps as a private but famous citizen that fuel fans' hopes she will run for president in 2016.
Clinton, who resigned in February after a
By SUSAN HAIGHAssociated Press
NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Customers packed gun stores around Connecticut on Tuesday ahead of a vote expected to bring sweeping changes to the state's gun control laws, including a ban on the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama said Tuesday that a new movie chronicling Jackie Robinson's rise through Major League Baseball, including the racial discrimination he endured while breaking the sport's color barrier in the 1940s, left her and the
By MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday warned North Korea to halt a recent spate of rhetoric and actions, calling them provocative, dangerous and reckless. He also vowed that the United States would defend itself and its allies
By SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois on Tuesday became the second sitting Republican senator to endorse gay marriage - a move that also could shift the political debate over legalizing gay marriage in Kirk's home state.
Kirk, who has opposed a
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate gun control debate on the near horizon, a National Rifle Association-sponsored report on Tuesday proposed a program for schools to train selected staffers as armed security officers. The former Republican congressman who headed the study
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York state lawmaker was arrested Tuesday along with several other politicians in an alleged plot to bribe his way into the race for mayor of New York City.
Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith tried to pay off some of New York City's Republican party bosses to get himself