By RACHEL ZOLL AND KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The American Studies Association on Monday endorsed a boycott of Israeli universities, the largest group of U.S. scholars to do so.
About one-third of the group's more than 3,800 members voted, approving the boycott by 66 percent.
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats used their newly initiated lower threshold for defeating filibusters Monday to win Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nomination of former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh C. Johnson to be secretary of homeland security.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders and several hard-right groups are displaying the classic signs of a political divorce, including bitter name-calling and reprisals against one another.
The recent eagerness of House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a ruling with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer than half of all students who entered college in 2007 finished school where they started, and almost a third are no longer taking classes toward a degree anywhere, according to review released Monday.
The dire numbers underscore the
By MICHAEL J. MISHAKAssociated Press
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Once a solidly Republican bastion of Northern snowbirds and conservative retirees, this stretch of coastal beach towns and sprawling subdivisions has moved toward the political middle.
Voters in this suburban St. Petersburg district
By AYA BATRAWYAssociated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia's Cabinet approved on Monday a new anti-terrorism draft law that criminalizes acts that disturb public order, defame the reputation of the state or threaten the kingdom's unity, raising concerns by activists it
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The fired chief of staff for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will live with his parents in Maryland and be electronically monitored while he awaits prosecution on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is meeting with senior White House officials and Cabinet secretaries to discuss the status of talks on a massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
The negotiations among the U.S., Canada, and 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region initially aimed
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Nevada developer over the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from lawyers for the late Las Vegas businessman David Jin. Jin invested $30 million to build the bridge that opened in 2007. He and