December 7, 2013 @ 4:29 pm
The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela.
December 7, 2013 @ 3:34 pm
To a struggling White House, the economy that was supposed to be a political millstone is losing some drag.
December 7, 2013 @ 1:56 pm
President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
December 7, 2013 @ 10:24 am
Ukraine's opposition, preparing for what it hopes will be a gigantic protest rally on Sunday, says it will negotiate with President Viktor Yanukovych only if he fires the government and appoints a new one committed to deepening European integration.
December 7, 2013 @ 4:58 am
Some answers to questions about how the United States ended up buying more than $1 billion in new helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that has supplied weapons to Syria's military.
December 7, 2013 @ 4:53 am
The deal looked sketchy from the start.
December 7, 2013 @ 3:02 am
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed before they expire at the end of the year.
December 7, 2013 @ 1:50 am
A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned.
December 6, 2013 @ 8:10 pm
Vice President Joe Biden praised North Korea's release of an elderly U.S. tourist Saturday, but admonished the North for detaining him in the first place and called for another detained American to be swiftly released.
December 6, 2013 @ 6:34 pm
The State Department says it is welcoming North Korea's decision to release an elderly American tourist.
December 6, 2013 @ 3:59 pm
President Barack Obama threw the switch, bathing the National Christmas Tree in lights and giving an otherwise dreary day in the nation's capital a festive and seasonal spirit. He later singled out Nelson Mandela, the beloved South African anti-apartheid leader who died Thursday, for special gratitude.
December 6, 2013 @ 3:07 pm
Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.
December 6, 2013 @ 3:05 pm
It doesn't rival Amazon and Travelocity, but President Barack Obama's much-maligned health insurance website finally seems to be working reasonably well most of the time.
December 6, 2013 @ 2:50 pm
The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by a secretive U.S. intelligence court but is regulated by some U.S. lawmakers, Obama administration insiders and inspectors general.
December 6, 2013 @ 1:08 pm
A former top executive of Texas' $3 billion cancer-fighting effort was indicted over an improperly awarded $11 million taxpayer-funded grant that plunged the state agency into turmoil, prosecutors said Friday.