Government and politics

APNewsBreak: Idaho OKs transgender licenses

The Idaho Transportation Department this week agreed to new regulations allowing transgender…

 

Boston mayor recovering after broken-leg surgery

Mayor Thomas Menino was recovering and resting comfortably after surgery on Saturday…

 

In White House, Newtown mom pleads for gun control

The mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shooting…

 

Obama's budget plan limits his bargaining power

President Barack Obama's budget overtures to Republicans may limit his bargaining power…

Ohio nursing school fighting loss of accreditation

A nursing program at Cuyahoga Community College is fighting to keep its…

Treatment court programs gain traction in Wis.

Wisconsin has more than 50 drug treatment court programs across the state,…

Dems aim to regain supermajority with Senate races

Democrats were hopeful of regaining their two-thirds majority in the state Senate,…

29 Chinese missing after militant attack in Sudan

Militants apparently captured 29 Chinese workers after attacking a remote worksite in…

Beijing air pollution soars with fireworks smoke

Clouds of smoke from Lunar New Year fireworks sent air pollution readings…

Cain backs Gingrich's presidential bid

Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain is backing Newt Gingrich's White House bid.…

China leader stresses communist control over army

Chinese President Hu Jintao is stressing the ruling Communist Party's ultimate control…

Congress tries to police itself on insider trading

Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of…

Egypt says it has ended US lobbyists' contract

Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Sunday it has ended a contract with three…

Egyptians vote for upper house of parliament

Turnout was low as Egyptians voted on Sunday for the upper house…

Ex-Gov. Granholm kicks off political talk show

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will take a look inside President Barack…

Firing of TV host a victory for Pakistani liberals

In a rare victory for Pakistani liberals, a private TV station decided…

Former Italian president Scalfaro dies at 93

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, a past president of Italy and a founding member…

Gingrich: Romney 'carpet bombing' rival with ads

Newt Gingrich says Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney "has a basic policy…

Iran says oil could reach $120 to $150 per barrel

The head of Iran's state oil company said Sunday that the price…

Israel, Palestinians exchange blame over talks

The Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Sunday blamed each other for the…