Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.

Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

NBA plans expanded programs with military

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Army graduate Mike Krzyzewski will lead a U.S. national team practice at his alma mater, and the U.S. women will train at the Naval Academy as part of an increased partnership among the NBA, USA Basketball and the Department of Defense.

Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.

Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too.

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.

Rice: Obama disgusted by anti-Semitic leaflets

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama has bluntly expressed his disgust.

Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation's capital.

Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.

Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if the event flops.

2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect.