Mar 20, 2013 16:06 EDT
The US space agency on Wednesday denied a claim made in a scientific study that its Voyager 1 spacecraft had left the solar system, describing the report as "premature."
Mar 19, 2013 13:38 EDT
Jerusalem was decked out with US flags and bunting as the Holy City geared up to roll out the red carpet for Wednesday's historic visit by US President Barack Obama.
Mar 18, 2013 05:53 EDT
Talks resume Monday on a United Nations treaty to regulate the sale of conventional arms -- amid roadblocks put up by some of the world's key players.
Mar 15, 2013 20:11 EDT
Washington signaled Friday a looming showdown at the United Nations when 193 countries will try again to hammer out the first international treaty on the $70 billion global arms trade.
Mar 07, 2013 18:03 EST
Witnesses testified Thursday against an absent Jean-Claude Duvalier, in a hearing aimed at determining whether the former Haitian dictator will stand trial for crimes against humanity.
Feb 19, 2013 19:57 EST
An appeals court in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday delayed the execution of a mentally disabled man with just minutes to spare, his lawyer said.
Feb 18, 2013 22:15 EST
Perhaps it is no surprise, given that 2012 was a US election year, but this year's Oscars crop includes a heavy dose of politics -- which has arguably influenced Hollywood's top awards race.
Jan 21, 2013 17:10 EST
With the end of official events, AFP is closing its live report on the second Inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States. The parade is expected to last a few hours, even as the sun sets in Washington. Today's events will be capped off with dozens of unofficial parties but only two official Inaugural Balls, one for members of the military and another for supporters.
Jan 21, 2013 12:03 EST
Barack Obama was publicly sworn in Monday for a second term as US president, again shouldering the power and burdens of office in testing times, before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands.
Jan 21, 2013 11:17 EST
Barack Obama arrived at the US Capitol building Monday as an expectant flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands of people awaited his inauguration as American president for a second term.
Dec 31, 2012 16:09 EST
A retired Canadian diplomat who protected US envoys as they fled the Iranian revolution, part of an operation that inspired the recent hit movie "Argo," has died, public television reported Monday.
Dec 21, 2012 17:27 EST
North Korea confirmed Friday that it had arrested a US citizen in November, saying he had admitted to unspecified charges and suggesting he would be formally prosecuted.
Dec 11, 2012 20:12 EST
An American citizen has been detained by the communist authorities in North Korea, a country that has no diplomatic ties with the United States, a US official said Tuesday.
Dec 06, 2012 17:17 EST
President Barack Obama will begin his second term in low-key fashion, with a small private swearing-in ceremony on January 20 before he takes the oath of office before the eyes of the world the next day.
Nov 30, 2012 14:09 EST
The wife of jailed US contractor Alan Gross on Friday urged President Barack Obama to send a top-level envoy to Cuba to negotiate his release, three years after his arrest.
Nov 27, 2012 19:00 EST
Former Republican presidential candidate and ex-Senate leader Bob Dole has been hospitalized for something that goes beyond a mere checkup, the current Senate leader Harry Reid said Tuesday.
Nov 08, 2012 22:54 EST
Construction is already underway on a huge platform on the steps of the US Capitol, where President Barack Obama will assume his second term on January 21, 2013.
Nov 07, 2012 14:48 EST
South Korean pop sensation Psy was mobbed by screaming fans as he arrived in Britain on Wednesday to bring a touch of his "Gangnam Style" to the prestigious Oxford University debating society.
Nov 07, 2012 00:21 EST
Americans at Harry's Bar, an iconic watering hole in the French capital, fervently backed Barack Obama for the US presidency Tuesday, leaving little doubt about their feelings for Republican rival Mitt Romney.
Nov 05, 2012 18:52 EST
Thirteen presidents -- seven Democrats and six Republicans -- have called the White House home since the United States entered World War II in 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
|Vice President||Walter Mondale|
|Preceded by||Gerald Ford|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Reagan|
76th Governor of Georgia
January 12, 1971 – January 14, 1975
|Preceded by||Lester Maddox|
|Succeeded by||George Busbee|
Member of the Georgia State Senate from 14th District
January 14, 1963 – 1966
|Preceded by||New district|
|Succeeded by||Hugh Carter|
|Born||October 1, 1924 |
|Birth name||James Earl Carter, Jr.|
|Spouse(s)||Rosalynn Smith Carter|
|Children||John William Carter|
James Earl Carter III
Donnel Jeffrey Carter
Amy Lynn Carter
|Alma mater||Georgia Southwestern College|
United States Naval Academy
|Profession||Farmer (peanuts), naval officer|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1946–1953|