Hillary Rodham Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifying at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya (AP Photo)

Feisty Clinton: US strengthening embassy security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at times emotional and fierce, insisted that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya.

01/23/2013

Joe Biden

Biden meets with Democrats, stoking 2016 chatter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden in 2016? The inauguration is barely over but the vice president already is dropping plenty of hints that he might have another political act.

01/22/2013

Amenas natural gas field, Algeria

State Dept. says 1 American dead in Algerian standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday as other Americans are still being held by militants on the third day of the hostage standoff.

01/18/2013

Leon Panetta, Defense Secretary of the US

US confirms Americans taken after Algeria attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. “will take all necessary and proper steps” to deal with an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria that has resulted in Americans and other foreigners taken hostage.

01/16/2013

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton likely to testify on Libya assault Jan. 22

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton likely will testify before the panel on Jan. 22 about the assault in Libya that killed four Americans.

01/08/2013

Hillary Clinton

Aides give Clinton football helmet as she returns to work

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton has some extra protection — if she wants to use it — against another head injury. As she returned to work today, her staff gave her a regulation football helmet bearing the State Department seal.

01/07/2013

Hillary Clinton

Clinton returns to work after clot hospitalization

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has returned to work after a month-long absence caused first by a stomach virus, then a fall and a concussion and finally a brief hospitalization for a blot clot near her brain.

01/07/2013

Blood clot diagram

A blood clot’s danger depends on where it is

(AP) – Blood clots like the one that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is being treated for following her recent concussion can occur for a host of reasons. How serious a clot is depends on where it is and why it formed, doctors say.

12/30/2012

John Kerry

Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, elevating the longtime lawmaker and foreign policy expert to the top diplomatic job he had coveted.

12/21/2012

Admiral Michael Mullen (AP Photo)

3 State Dept officials resign after Benghazi probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

12/19/2012

John Kerry (AP Photo)

On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama’s good soldier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama’s good soldier. The Massachusetts Democrat has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down touchy diplomatic disputes.

12/16/2012

US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo)

Secretary of State faints, sustains concussion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion after fainting.

12/15/2012

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