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
By MOHAMED OSMANAssociated Press
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - Sudanese officials say the government has released seven political prisoners, including a female politician, under an amnesty declared by President Omar al-Bashir.
The official news agency says the prisoners were released Monday at midnight
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. General Assembly is expected to vote Tuesday on what would be the first U.N. treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar international arms trade after Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked its adoption by consensus.
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to spend $100 million next year on a new project to map the human brain in hopes of eventually finding cures for disorders like Alzheimer's, epilepsy and traumatic injuries.
Obama said the so-