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LaPierre: NRA, Members Will Never Surrender Guns

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The public face of the National Rifle Association is imploring members to never surrender their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress that he said will "destroy us and every ounce of our freedom."

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NRA's New President Has Penchant For Bold Words

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a long history with the powerful gun rights lobby and a penchant for bold statements that are sure to enflame an already explosive national debate over gun control.

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U.S. Orders New Visa Reviews For Arriving Students

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents "effective immediately" to verify that every international student who arrives in the U.S. has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related to the Boston bombings.

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States Fear Loss Of Health Care Aid

Posted: 05/03/2013 - State officials say thousands of people with medical problems are in danger of losing coverage as the Obama administration winds down one of the earliest programs in the federal health care overhaul.

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Obama Nominated NC Congressman Watt To Housing Post

Updated: 05/01/2013 - President Barack Obama intends to nominate Rep. Melvin Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator that oversees lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a White House official said Tuesday.

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High-Profile Defense Attorney Representing Boston Bombing Suspect

Updated: 04/30/2013 - The defense team representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect got a major boost Monday with the addition of Judy Clarke, a San Diego lawyer who has won life sentences instead of the death penalty for several high-profile clients, including the Unabomber.

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NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

Posted: 04/29/2013 - NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first active male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.

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NKorea Charges US Man In Plot To Overthrow Regime

Posted: 04/29/2013 - North Korea says an American detained for nearly six months is being tried on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.

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Bombing Suspects' Mother Says Her Faith Deepened

Posted: 04/28/2013 - The mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is drawing increased attention after U.S. officials said Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her son.

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Some Are Overlooked In US Immigration Overhaul

Posted: 04/28/2013 - A Senate bill would bring many of the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally out of the shadows -- but not everyone would benefit.

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Part Found Near WTC From Type Of Jet Hijacked 9/11

Posted: 04/28/2013 - A rusted piece of airplane landing gear discovered wedged between a mosque and an apartment building and believed to be from one of the hijacked planes that destroyed the nearby World Trade Center on Sept. 11 has been confirmed as coming from the type of Boeing jet used in the attacks.

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APNewsBreak: Russia Caught Bomb Suspect On Wiretap

Posted: 04/28/2013 - Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call.

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Mississippi Man Charged In Suspicious Letters Case

Posted: 04/27/2013 - Authorities have charged a Mississippi man with making and possessing ricin in the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others.

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New Conservative Lobbying Push For Gay Marriage

Posted: 04/27/2013 - A national group of prominent GOP donors that supports gay marriage is pouring new money into lobbying efforts to get Republican lawmakers to vote to make it legal.

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Red Line: Obama Cautious On Syria Chemical Weapons

Posted: 04/27/2013 - Proceeding cautiously, President Barack Obama insisted on Friday that any use of chemical weapons by Syria would change his "calculus" about U.S. military involvement in the 2-year-old civil war -- but said too little was known about a pair of likely sarin attacks to order aggressive action now.

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