By FARID HOSSAINAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - The fight for the future of Bangladesh is playing out in the streets of this troubled south Asian nation.
For a month, masses of moderate activists have camped at a Dhaka intersection demanding harsh punishment for those accused of crimes
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy says it's time for Congress to take steps to reduce gun violence.
The Vermont Democrat made the remark as the Judiciary panel began debating four bills aimed at restricting firearms. All are expected to pass
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some effects of $85 billion in budget cuts.
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Army suicides are still increasing, but the four-star general who has been at the forefront of seeking solutions, Lloyd J. Austin III, says he thinks a turnaround is in sight.
"The trends are not going in the direction that we want them
By ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas now has the nation's most restrictive abortion law - a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy - unless a lawsuit or court action intervenes before it takes effect this summer.
Lawmakers in the Republican-
By EDITH M. LEDERER and HYUNG-JIN KIMAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council responded swiftly to North Korea's latest nuclear test by punishing the reclusive regime Thursday with tough, new sanctions targeting its economy and leadership, despite Pyongyang's threat
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Mitt Romney has a new position with his son's Boston-area venture capital firm.
Last year's Republican presidential nominee will serve as chairman of the executive committee for Solamere Capital. The firm was founded by Romney's oldest son
By LINDSEY TANNERAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.
But the research leaves many questions unanswered and won't settle the debate over
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats set aside their effort Wednesday to win support from conservative Sen. Tom Coburn for requiring federal background checks for nearly all gun purchases, at least temporarily hurting President Barack Obama's chances for pushing one
By STEPHEN BRAUN and RICARDO-ALONSO ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Murky allegations involving Sen. Robert Menendez, a top donor and prostitutes in the Dominican Republic have twisted in confusing new directions. The latest: A woman's sworn affidavit that she was paid to lie when