By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It would seem a lobbyist's dream: rounding up votes for a proposal backed by more than 8 in 10 people in polls. Yet gun control supporters are struggling to win over moderate Democrats in their drive to push expanded background checks for firearms
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - However the Supreme Court rules after its landmark hearings on same-sex marriage, the issue seems certain to divide Americans and states for many years to come.
In oral arguments Tuesday and Wednesday on two cases involving gay couples' rights,
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Late in the oral argument over same-sex marriage in California, Justice Anthony Kennedy made a startling comment, given the months of buildup and mountain of legal briefs that have descended on the justices.
"You might address why you think we
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The first global treaty on regulating the multimillion-dollar arms trade appeared to be nearing consensus, supporters said, though worries remained that Iran, India or other countries would back off an agreement that requires approval from
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A person familiar with Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg is forming a political group to address issues such as education reform, immigration and scientific research.
The person says the group will formally launch in the coming weeks. The
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon will sharply cut the number of unpaid furlough days civilians will be forced to take over the next several months from 22 to 14, defense officials said Wednesday, reducing the impact of automatic budget cuts on as many as 700,000
By ROGER ALFORDAssociated Press
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Actress Ashley Judd announced Wednesday she won't run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, saying she had given serious thought to a campaign but decided her responsibilities and energy need to be focused on
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is returning to the public stage with her first speaking events since leaving the Obama administration.
Clinton is scheduled to speak Tuesday at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards in Washington, D.C.,
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Iran to pay $40.55 million for confiscating an American company's share in an Iranian dairy.
In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon awarded McKesson Corp. $29.3 million in damages and
By ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Senate voted Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.
The Republican-led Senate voted 21-12 to override the veto