By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday named veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agency's first female director, signaling his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated service, which has been marred by scandal.
By The Associated Press
Excerpts from the arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage, from a transcript released by the Supreme Court:
On whether the case should be before them (Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medical claims costs - the biggest driver of health insurance premiums - will jump an average 32 percent for Americans' individual policies under President Barack Obama's overhaul, according to a study by the nation's leading
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report required by Congress recommends that the Department of Defense assess how well commanding officers handle sexual assault and harassment complaints when reviewing their job performance.
The Institute of Medicine said in the report
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. and some of its allies are considering plans to increase anti-piracy operations along Africa's west coast, spurred on by concerns that money from the attacks is funding a Nigerian-based insurgent group that is linked to one of al-
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they massed Tuesday in front of the stately Supreme Court to proclaim with signs and sayings their conflicting views about a cutting-edge issue now in the hands of
CAIRO (AP) - A prominent Egyptian blogger handed himself in to authorities on Tuesday, a day after the country's prosecutor general ordered his arrest along with four others for allegedly instigating violence with comments posted on social media.
The charges stem from clashes between supporters
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former CIA director David Petraeus is making his first public speech since resigning in November over an extramarital affair.
The former four-star general is scheduled to speak Tuesday night at a University of Southern California event honoring
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Thirteen pro-democracy activists were sentenced to 10 years in jail Tuesday in Bahrain over allegations they attacked police officers in the latest fallout from protests that rocked the country more than two years ago.
Meanwhile, a rights group has expressed fears about a
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Beyond the investigations, it's business as usual for Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.
The new Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman presides over hearings on North Korea and counterterrorism, travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan and meets