By NEDRA PICKLER and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assa
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States expressed doubt on Monday about Iran's claim that it safely returned a monkey from space, saying it is questionable that the monkey survived - or if the flight happened at all.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland sai
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats, bolstered by Republican support, on Monday launched a new attempt to broaden a law protecting women from domestic abuse by expanding its provisions to cover gays, lesbians and Native Americans.
The legislation to renew the Violence Ag
By LARRY NEUMEISTER and EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights lawyers urged a judge Monday to stop the New York Police Department from routinely observing Muslims in restaurants, bookstores and mosques, saying the practice violates a landmark 1985 court settlement that restric
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - With his gun proposals dividing Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday the challenges he faces in winning support for measures ranging from criminal checks on gun buyers to an assault weapons ban.