By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. and some of its allies are considering plans to increase anti-piracy operations along Africa's west coast, spurred on by concerns that money from the attacks is funding a Nigerian-based insurgent group that is linked to one of al-
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they massed Tuesday in front of the stately Supreme Court to proclaim with signs and sayings their conflicting views about a cutting-edge issue now in the hands of
CAIRO (AP) - A prominent Egyptian blogger handed himself in to authorities on Tuesday, a day after the country's prosecutor general ordered his arrest along with four others for allegedly instigating violence with comments posted on social media.
The charges stem from clashes between supporters
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former CIA director David Petraeus is making his first public speech since resigning in November over an extramarital affair.
The former four-star general is scheduled to speak Tuesday night at a University of Southern California event honoring
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Thirteen pro-democracy activists were sentenced to 10 years in jail Tuesday in Bahrain over allegations they attacked police officers in the latest fallout from protests that rocked the country more than two years ago.
Meanwhile, a rights group has expressed fears about a
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Beyond the investigations, it's business as usual for Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.
The new Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman presides over hearings on North Korea and counterterrorism, travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan and meets
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - For months now, the United States has been training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan with the goal of bolstering the array of forces battling President Bashar Assad's regime while at the same time strengthening the hand of moderates among
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and CHET BROKAWAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The anticipated retirement announcement from South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson gives Republicans one of their best chances of picking up a seat in their quest to regain control, as the veteran moderate Democrat steps aside.
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton's 8,300-square-foot Harlem office near the Apollo Theater costs taxpayers nearly $450,000. George W. Bush spends $85,000 on telephone fees, and another $60,000 on travel. Jimmy Carter sends $15,000 worth of postage
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don't allow it.
The court's first major examination of