WASHINGTON (AP) - The pastor of the Episcopal parish known as "the church of the presidents" will give the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration.
The Rev. Luis Leon of St. John's Church has been chosen for the honor.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - A Zimbabwe court has refused to release on bail a human rights leader facing allegations of fraud and forgery relating to election documents.
State prosecutors alleged Wednesday that Okay Machisa, head of the independent Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, obtained a voter reg
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
A former U.S.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three days after six teachers and 20 students were killed by a rampaging gunman at a Connecticut elementary school, an 8-year-old Maryland boy pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote President Barack Obama, asking for "some changes in the laws wi
By ZARAR KHANAssociated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's anti-corruption chief refused a Supreme Court order to arrest the prime minister in a graft case Thursday, citing a lack of evidence, in the latest clash between the government and the country's top court.
The arrest order issued Tues
By ALBERT AJI and BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syrian troops stepped up an offensive against rebels in the north on Wednesday, following explosions targeting security forces and a university campus that killed more than 100 people in two days.
Powerful suicide car bombs that k
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The political tempest stirred up by Superstorm Sandy appears to have moved on after wreaking havoc among congressional Republicans divided over how much aid to allocate to the victims.
In a 241-180 vote Tuesday night, the House approved $50.5 billion
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Conceding "this will be difficult," President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emoti