By AYA BATRAWY and ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 6:36 p.m.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died, according to Saudi state TV. He was 90.
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 12:44 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The House is moving toward a vote on a bill aimed at securing the U.S. border with Mexico as majority Republicans try to show they can chart their own course on immigration, not just oppose President Barack Obama's.
By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent
January 22, 2015 11:40 a.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 11:05 a.m.
HAVANA — The United States and Cuba made progress Thursday toward restoring diplomatic ties and embassies as promised by their leaders, even as key officials warned that re-establishing normal relations after more than 50 years of animosity faced a long and complicated process.
By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 10:58 a.m.
LONDON — Iraq and its international partners have made significant gains in the fight against Islamic State militants, killing thousands of the group's fighters and 50 percent of its leadership, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 10:36 a.m.
WASHINGTON — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.
By HOWARD ULMAN, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 3:13 p.m.
The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.
By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 10:23 a.m.
BOSTON — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are making a third push to move his trial outside Massachusetts, citing a large number of prospective jurors who already believe he's guilty.
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 8:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 10:57 a.m.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional sell-the-speech tour after giving the annual State of the Union address were in Republican "red" states.
By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 9:58 a.m.
SANAA, Yemen — The Yemeni government submitted its resignation on Thursday amid a heated standoff between powerful Shiite rebels who control the capital and the embattled US-backed president, who has been held "captive" in his house for the past two days.
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press
January 22, 2015 9:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is pushing Congress to simplify federal business taxes after Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Democrats and Republicans are too far apart to agree on sweeping changes to taxes paid by individuals and families.
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press
January 21, 2015 8:52 p.m.
Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.