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U.S. and Iran: the unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy 05 Jul 2015

VIENNA - It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.

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In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration was unexpectedly on the winning side in nearly all the close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in the term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage.

03 Jul 2015
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New York governor orders more July Fourth security after alert

- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered heightened security measures across the state over the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend in response to a call for vigilance by the federal government. | Video

U.S., 03 Jul 2015
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Vietnam Communist Party chief to meet Obama on landmark U.S. trip

HANOI/WASHINGTON - Vietnam's Communist Party chief will visit the United States next week in a landmark trip that could prove pivotal in Washington's bid to bolster its Asian alliances in the back yard of an increasingly assertive China.

World 03 Jul 2015
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Clinton says hopes Iran talks yield deal in the next week

HANOVER, N.H. - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Friday she hoped 18 months of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers would yield a deal in coming days to curb Iran's nuclear program.

World 03 Jul 2015