WASHINGTON (AP) - Jack Lew's nomination for treasury secretary means a new signature could soon be coming to the dollar bill.
Not that you'll be able to read it.
Lew's signature starts off promising enough, with a soft "J." But what follows are seven loopy scribbles, rendering his
WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is meeting with members of the Senate to discuss what Republican leader Mitch McConnell says are mutual goals for the two countries.
Karzai sat down on Wednesday for a private session with McConnell and a few members of the Foreign Relations and
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the same debate, the same numbers and practically the same plan, but the White House is working harder to keep troops in Afghanistan than it did in similar but failed discussions in Iraq in 2011.
Security remains shaky in both war
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Re-elected American presidents often reset their focus to foreign policy when dealings at home with Congress become too contentious. President Barack Obama is moving the other way in seeking to nail down a domestic legacy. But recent events are working to complicate
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is considering whether police must get a warrant before ordering a blood test on an unwilling drunken-driving suspect.
The justices heard arguments Wednesday in a case involving a disputed blood test from Missouri. Police stopped a
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon's view that thousands of troops may be needed to contain al-Qaida and to strengthen Afghan forces.
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden vowed urgent action against gun violence in America Wednesday, pledging steps by the Obama administration that he said could "take thousands of people out of harm's way" and improve the safety of millions more.
But a day
By JOHN O'CONNOR and SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - New day. New lawmakers. Same old pension-reform dispute.
Illinois legislators failed to deliver a solution Tuesday to a ballooning, $96 billion pension deficit. As a new General Assembly prepared to take the oath
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A defense contractor whose subsidiary was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has paid $5.28 million to 71 former inmates held there and at other U.S.-run detention sites between 2003 and