BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants launched a dawn raid Wednesday on a key Iraqi oil refinery they have been trying to take for days but were repelled by security forces, a commander on the scene said, as dozens of newly arrived U.S. military advisers and special operations forces began assessing the Iraqi forces in an effort to strengthen Baghdad’s ability to confront the insurgency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity.
ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — On the last day of school Gladys Chinoy memorized her mother’s phone number in New York City and boarded a bus to Guatemala’s northern border.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling for political survival, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran led tea party favorite Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Mississippi primary runoff that exposed deep divisions within the Republican Party.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its European allies are finalizing a package of sanctions on Russia’s key economic sectors that could be levied as early as this week, though the package might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, administration officials and others close to the decision-making said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive, the nation’s top archivist told Congress on Tuesday, in the latest development in the congressional probe of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Lawyer: Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row has been re-arrested, detained in Sudan.
“Star Wars” creator George Lucas announced Tuesday that he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation’s third-largest city.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran lawmakers in peril, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York struggled against younger challengers on Tuesday, hoping their seniority and Washington clout could win over voters at home in elections churned by race.