By PETER ENAVAssociated Press
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - The former top American diplomat in Taiwan has said that the island's declining military budgets have left it vulnerable to Chinese attack and made it easier for mainland spies to penetrate its armed forces, remarks that the defense ministry
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - After Friendster came MySpace. By the time Facebook dominated social media, parents had joined the party, too. But the online scene has changed - dramatically, as it turns out - and these days even if you're friends with your own kids on
By IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign legislation Wednesday that sets limits on ammunition magazines and expands background checks for firearms, marking a Democratic victory in a state where gun ownership is a treasured right and
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated Catherine Russell to lead U.S. efforts on global women's issues at the Department of State. Russell is the chief of staff to Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.
Obama made the announcement during a White House reception in honor
By SUSAN HAIGHAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An advisory panel reviewing the deadly Newtown school shooting for Connecticut's governor on Monday recommended requiring registration of all firearms in the state and mandating all its K-12 classrooms have doors that can be locked from the
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's embrace of gay marriage Monday signals she may be seriously weighing a 2016 presidential run and trying to avoid the type of late-to-the-party caution that hurt her first bid.
Her chief Democratic rivals endorsed
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan full-year funding bill took a big step forward in the Senate on Monday, despite opposition from Republicans who were denied chances to offer money aimed at addressing home state problems like looming closures of air traffic control
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Teachers say they are grouping students of similar abilities with each other inside classrooms and schools are clustering pupils with like interests together - a practice once frowned upon - according to a review of federal education surveys.
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is drawing attention to its use of Air Force B-52 bombers in a military exercise in South Korea.
The bomber flights are meant to highlight the U.S.'s commitment to the defense of South Korea at a time of heightened
By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her support for gay marriage Monday, putting her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates on a social issue that is rapidly gaining public approval.