WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil and Oprah, has died. She was 94.
LONDON (AP) - In Britain, a horse is a horse - not a main course. Tesco, the country's biggest supermarket chain, took out full-page newspaper ads Thursday to apologize for an unwanted ingredient in some of its hamburgers: horsemeat.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens.
FAIRFAX, Va - Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership. Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a new search feature on the world's biggest online social network.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An influential Senate Democrat says he will back President Barack Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel for the top job at the Pentagon.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Nicole Hockley says she still finds herself reaching for her son's hand or expecting him to crawl into bed with her for a hug before school. Her son, Dylan, was among the 20 first-graders and six adults killed by a gunman a month ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer says requiring universal background checks is something that could pass Congress despite political opposition to gun control.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - A series of bombings in different parts of Pakistan killed 115 people on Thursday, including 81 who died in a sectarian attack on a bustling billiard hall in the southwest city of Quetta, officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
NEW YORK (AP) - A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, seriously injuring 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Police officers who arrested James Holmes after the Colorado movie theater massacre described on Monday the suspected gunman, clad in body armor, as unusually relaxed but fidgety at times.
WASHINGTON (AP) - At last, the storm-racked Northeast is getting disaster relief aid for victims of October's Superstorm Sandy, but only after a host of East Coast Republican lawmakers threatened a near mutiny against GOP Speaker John Boehner. The House overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion for flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday.
MONROE, Conn. (AP) - The youngsters who survived the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary returned to class Thursday for the first time since the shooting rampage, settling in at their old, familiar desks but in a different school in a different town.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of their own who returned a year after being felled by a stroke.
ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - America did not fall off the fiscal cliff. After much heated debate and negotiations, the House approved a bill Tuesday night to prevent widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts, at least for now.