By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Energy Committee has voted to move President Barack Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell to be Interior secretary to the Senate floor.
The committee's 19-3 vote came after current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar agreed to review a
By JULIE PACE and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama was interrupted by a heckler while giving a speech to an audience of Israeli university students, but he didn't lose his cool.
The president was talking about the U.S. being a close ally to Israel when the
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help.
Nearly 2 of 3 hate crimes go unreported to police, the
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations will investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, which would amount to a crime against humanity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Thursday.
The investigation could be broader than the Syrian
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels captured one village and parts of others on the edge of the Golan Heights Thursday as fighting closed in on the strategic plateau that Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and later annexed, activists and officials said.
If the rebels take
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The jailed Kurdish rebel leader called Thursday for an immediate cease-fire and for thousands of his fighters to withdraw from Turkish territory, a major step toward ending one of the world's bloodiest insurgencies.
Hundreds of thousands were gathered to hear the message in
By JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned appeal Thursday for Israel to recognize that compromise will be necessary to secure peace and lasting security for the Jewish state.
Telling an audience of university students that the
By GREG RISLING and JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Saying she feared "all hell" had broken loose among jurors, a judge declared a mistrial Thursday on dozens of remaining counts against five former elected officials who had been convicted the day before of looting a working-class
By SAM HANANEL and JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As they struggle to get ahead, many low-wage workers are not taking advantage of job training or educational programs that could help them make the leap to better-paying jobs. They are often skeptical about whether such programs
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House passed a tea party-flavored budget plan Thursday that promises sharp cuts in safety-net programs for the poor and a clampdown on domestic agencies, in sharp contrast to less austere plans favored by President Barack