By By JIM KUHNHENN and BEN FELLERAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls turned the commander in chief into another parent in grief, searching for answers. Alone on a spare stage after the worst day of his
WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama to travel Sunday to Newtown, Conn., site of deadly elementary school shooting.
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CHICAGO (AP) - In a story Dec. 15 about the Cook County Democratic Party meeting to back a candidate for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Illinois general election is scheduled for April 6. The election is scheduled for April 9.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a story Dec. 16 about the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the attack was the bloodiest against youngsters in the nation's history. The bombing of a school in Bath, Mich., on May 18, 1927, killed 38 children. The bomber, a
By By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been just a month on the calendar but seemingly a lifetime in politics since House Speaker John Boehner got a pricey bottle of red wine from President Barack Obama as a birthday present, a feel-good image that the speaker's aides
By By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Addressing a stunned nation, President Barack Obama on Saturday grieved for the children and teachers massacred in Newtown, Conn., declaring that "every parent in America has a heart heavy with hurt."
Obama, addressing the tragedy for the
By By The Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A glance at the history of South Africa's governing African National Congress political party:
-1912: Founding of South African Native National Congress, precursor to the ANC.
-1923: Name changed to African National Congress.
By By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's governing African National Congress political party will return to where it was first formed to fight apartheid a century ago to pick its next leader, at a time some believe the movement is struggling to regain its moral
By By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - U.S. commanders are offering glowing reviews of their 2012 war campaign, upbeat assessments that could be interpreted as leeway for President Barack Obama to order another round of troop withdrawals next summer.
By By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top contenders for the "big three" jobs in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet are all white men, rekindling concerns among Democratic women about diversity in his inner circle.
Now that Susan Rice has withdrawn under pressure