WASHINGTON (AP) - An operative of a Lebanese-based militant group and an Islamic militant group responsible for an attack on an Algerian gas facility that killed nearly 40 people, including three Americans, are being added to the State Department's list of terrorists.
The designations announced
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says it flew 120 U.S. diplomats and others out of South Sudan Wednesday because of continuing violence in the African nation.
A Defense Department spokesman, Army Col. Steven Warren, says two C-130 aircraft picked up employees from
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Republican says his Democratic counterpart is barring any GOP changes to pending defense legislation because he "can't stomach" a vote on Iran sanctions.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that Majority Leader
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent business group is challenging government rules that require federal contractors to display posters telling workers they have a legal right to form a union.
The National Association of Manufacturers filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is meeting with members of an intelligence task force to discuss their recommendations on how to modify the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.
Wednesday's meeting with the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's top prosecutor referred Wednesday toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial for conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah and others to carry out a campaign of violence to destabilize the country following
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities are ramping up prosecutions of rights activists during the year-end holidays, apparently hoping the West will pay less attention to its wide-ranging crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism throughout the year.
By DIAA HADIDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government aircraft dumped barrels packed with explosives on at least four opposition-held neighborhoods of Aleppo on Wednesday, the fourth day of stepped-up airstrikes on the contested northern city, activists said.
The air campaign, which
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are meeting with mothers in the Oval Office to promote the president's health care law.
The White House says Wednesday's meeting will focus on ways the law can benefit families. White House spokesman Jay Carney says moms
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, including the economy and health care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. But the poll also suggests a
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Greek government says it will partially lift protection for distressed mortgages in the crisis-hit country to protect banks from a rising number of unpaid loans.
The Development Ministry said Wednesday it will extend through 2014 a freeze on repossession but only for
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Figuring out how much marijuana people use has been one of the trickiest, and most important, questions facing the bureaucrats who are setting up Washington state's new legal pot system.
Underestimate demand, and marijuana fans might stick with