By ADIL JAWAD and REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Gunmen shot and killed a pioneering Pakistani activist in Karachi who helped bring services like sewer and water to the city's poorest neighborhoods, a police official said.
The killing was a sign of the escalating chaos
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The sponsor of an assault weapons ban is conceding that she'll need lots of help from President Barack Obama and others for the proposal to have a chance of surviving in the Senate.
The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee seemed certain to
By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As the Republican Party struggles to broaden its appeal, the GOP's most prominent voices - past and potential presidential candidates among them - are joining thousands of conservatives and tea party activists this week outside
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Acting on the Senate's first budget since President Barack Obama took office, a Democratic-led panel is moving toward party-line approval of a fiscal blueprint that would trim the budget deficit while protecting safety net programs from
By MICHAEL WARRENAssociated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Pope Francis is rarely talked about without mention of his humility, his reluctance to talk about himself. The self-effacement, admirers say, is why he has hardly ever denied one of the harshest allegations against him: That he was
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama is pushing back against the notion that she and President Barack Obama don't socialize enough in Washington.
The first lady says in an interview in the April issue of Vogue magazine that she and the president were
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jobs numbers and other benefits touted by supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are probably exaggerated, President Barack Obama told House Republicans on Wednesday, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door meeting.
But Obama did not
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan Senate bill preventing a federal shutdown would make four long-standing gun protections permanent, including one preventing the Justice Department from requiring firearms dealers to conduct inventories to make sure weapons haven't been
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Ramon Perez traveled 16 hours by bus from Miami to New Orleans to vote last October in a Venezuelan presidential election won by Hugo Chavez. Now, Perez and thousands of other Venezuelans are set to do it all again after the death of the leftist
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama told House Republicans Wednesday that they would benefit politically more than Democrats would from supporting a comprehensive immigration overhaul, lawmakers present said.
One lawmaker, Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee, said the