United States Department of State

John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry in a 2008 AP Photo.

Tearful John Kerry says wife’s condition improving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry has paid tearful thanks for the outpouring of good wishes for his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry and says her condition is improving. Kerry, looking weary, was speaking […]

07/10/2013

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

Both sides eye Clinton as she seeks right balance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to strike the right balance between staying out of the daily political maelstrom and setting herself up for a possible second presidential run. But her fans and […]

07/08/2013

(AP Photo)

Obama takes aim at changing climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming. In a major […]

06/25/2013

Former US Ambassador Thomas Pickering (AP Photo)

Ex-diplomat is asked to answer Benghazi questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman on Wednesday asked a retired diplomat who helped lead an independent review of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, if he will agree to […]

05/15/2013

(AP Photo)

No sequester furloughs at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite budget cuts requiring most federal agencies to furlough workers, the State Department says it will not have to force any of its employees to take unpaid leave. State’s top management official […]

05/03/2013

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton to address women’s groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to the public stage with her first speaking events since leaving the Obama administration.

03/28/2013

Keystone Pipeline Project

As odds grow long, opponents move to stop pipeline

MARTELL, Neb. (AP) — With a sense of grim determination, a group of unlikely allies has begun gathering at kitchen tables, in churches and along fence rows here to plot what could be the final battle in the four-year conflict over the Keystone XL pipeline.

03/18/2013

(AP Photo)

Kerry’s portfolio could grow with Heinz deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry’s family financial portfolio could grow by hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of the $23 billion mega-deal involving ketchup and food producer H.J. Heinz Co.

02/14/2013

John Kerry

Kerry: Climate change a ‘life-threatening issue’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling global climate change a “life-threatening issue,” Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said the US must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

01/24/2013

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

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