By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court Friday reversed a lower court ruling which allowed the CIA to refuse to confirm whether it had information on the use of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists.
A lower court federal judge had sided with the CIA
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is vowing to repeal President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law.
McConnell spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference next to a tower of 20,000 pages of health care rules
CINCINNATI (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is now supporting gay marriage and says his reversal on the issue began when he learned one of his sons is gay.
Ohio's junior senator disclosed his change of heart in interviews with several Ohio newspapers and CNN. In an op-ed published Friday
By AYA BATRAWYAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's president praised the country's policemen on Friday despite public criticism over their violent response to anti-government demonstrations, and warned officers who are also protesting his rule against breaking ranks.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - The United States has criticized Nigeria for issuing a pardon to a former governor convicted of corruption who is a political confidant of the nation's president.
In messages Friday on Twitter, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria said it was "deeply disappointed" over the pardon
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The chief of Syria's main, Western-backed rebel group marked the second anniversary of the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad on Friday by pledging to fight until the "criminal" regime is gone.
Gen. Salim Idris, the head of the
By GARANCE BURKEAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal prosecutors say Reuters' deputy social media editor conspired with a notorious hacker network to cause an online security breach that should be punished by decades in federal prison.
Fervent online supporters of Matthew Keys say the
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even as it faces budget cuts and forced employee furloughs, the Pentagon is spending nearly a $1 billion a year on a program that sends unemployment checks to former troops who left the military voluntarily.
Unemployment Compensation for Ex-
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are pushing legislation that would end or consolidate dozens of overlapping job-training programs to make it easier for job seekers to gain the skills they need.
It's a goal shared by President Barack Obama, but the GOP bill
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - At a recent gathering of House committee and subcommittee chairmen, Republican lawmakers were asked if they could name the legislative affairs staffer at the White House responsible for staying in contact with their panel.
Not a single one could,