- Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion Updated: Aug-03-15 2:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.
- Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight Updated: Jul-28-15 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON - The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at each step.
- Riders livid after power problems again cause Amtrak delays Updated: Jul-24-15 11:22 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid and transit officials apologizing for the fourth such problem in a week.
- Kerry: Agreement on Iran issue only alternative to force Updated: Jul-24-15 10:48 am
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that if Congress disapproves of the Iranian nuclear deal, it will undermine President Barack Obama's ability to act throughout the world.
- Poll: Majority of Americans favor diplomatic ties with Cuba Updated: Jul-21-15 7:39 am
WASHINGTON - Nearly three-fourths of Americans think the United States should have diplomatic ties with Cuba, but they're not sure how far to go in lifting sanctions, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Monday as full diplomatic relations between the two countries were formally restored.
- Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties Updated: Jul-20-15 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The Cuban national flag fluttered in the Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of estrangement, formally re-establishing relations severed at the height of the Cold War. But the symbolism of an embassy ceremony could not conceal deep, lingering conflicts between the nations.
- Race the clock: Key Democrats size up Obama's Iran deal Updated: Jul-17-15 3:20 am
WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers say they're going to make those 60 days count.
- Yellen: Higher rates won't derail recovery Updated: Jul-16-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought to reassure worried lawmakers on Thursday that when the Fed begins to raise interest rates, it will be careful not to derail the economy.
- Menendez defense raises more than $1.5M since indictment Updated: Jul-15-15 9:43 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has raised more than $1.5 million for his legal defense fund since he was indicted on federal corruption charges in April and has spent more than $867,000 defending himself, according to a review of a disclosure filed with the Senate.
- White House seeking Democrats to support Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jul-14-15 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Just hours after announcing a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran on Tuesday, the White House launched a robust lobbying campaign to persuade skeptical Democrats in Congress to approve the deal.
- US to boost Malaysia for addressing human trafficking Updated: Jul-08-15 11:27 pm
The U.S. plans to laud Malaysia for improving efforts to combat human trafficking in an upcoming annual report just a year after blacklisting the Southeast Asian country for failing to protect men, women and children forced into modern-day slavery.