Topic: The Associated Press
As tea party support splinters along more traditional political lines, polls show that hopes for nominating a conservative outsider who embodies constitutional ideals have withered. The question now is whether tea partiers will embrace a more conventional presidential nominee.
12/31/2011 11:52 am
The time jump means that Samoa's 186,000 citizens will now be the first in the world to ring in the new year, rather than the last.
12/30/2011 10:23 am
Israel and Gaza traded fire this week as Israel began discussing the possibility of another incursion to reestablish 'deterrence.'
12/30/2011 08:57 am
State legislatures passed close to 40,000 new laws in 2011, and a number of those measures take effect on Jan. 1. On some issues, like immigration, state laws are taking markedly different stands.
12/29/2011 04:32 pm
As state manipulators of the media go, few can compare to North Korea, which this week is mourning the death of Kim Jong-il. But even with all the careful orchestration of the ceremonies, the North Korean media still found it necessary to doctor an official photograph of the funeral procession. Just as governments are finding it easier to use technology to manipulate images, so too is the public finding it easier to spot such digital trickery. Here are six noteworthy attempts by governments to shape media coverage through image manipulation.
12/29/2011 03:30 pm
New AP-GfK poll finds a marked difference in how Republicans and Democrats view 2011 and prospects for 2012. Moreover, three-quarters of Democrats say Obama will be reelected, while three-quarters of Republicans say he won't.
12/29/2011 12:49 pm
The attack could be retaliation for Christmas Day attacks on Nigeria's churches, heightening concerns about religious violence between Muslims and Christians.
12/29/2011 08:54 am
The public backing for North Korea's 'supreme leader' Kim Jong-un at his father's memorial provides a strong signal that officials have unified around him in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death.
12/29/2011 08:37 am
Authorities in Argentina caught a man trying to board a plane with almost 250 poisonous snakes and endangered reptiles.
12/28/2011 03:09 pm
The Stuxnet worm and other covert measures appear designed to slow Iran's progress toward a nuclear bomb. But US 'miscalculations' could raise the likelihood of a costly showdown, some experts warn.
12/28/2011 12:45 pm