WASHINGTON - The richest member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet is giving back some salary too, in the spirit of government-wide spending cuts. A day after Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said they'd return 5 percent of their paycheck to the Treasury, Secretary of State John Kerry followed in... more »
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry says recent belligerent rhetoric from North Korea is "unacceptable" and that the United States will defend itself as well as South Korea and Japan from any threat from the North. Speaking Tuesday at a news conference with the visiting foreign minister of South... more »
WASHINGTON - New Secretary of State John Kerry will be introducing himself to his agency's employees Monday after spending much of the weekend making connections with leaders around the world. Kerry reached out to Israeli and Palestinian leaders in phone calls Sunday, assuring them the Obama administration will continue to... more »
WASHINGTON - The State Department says Sen. John Kerry, who President Barack Obama has nominated to be the next secretary of state, has started meeting with diplomatic staff to prepare for his confirmation. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Kerry was at the department's Foggy Bottom headquarters Wednesday. She says... more »
WASHINGTON - He wasn't successful in his presidential bid eight years ago, but John Kerry may now be getting another job he's been hoping for. The Massachusetts senator is now considered the front-runner to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. This, after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice dropped out... more »
WASHINGTON - The role of Mitt Romney in President Barack Obama's practice debates will be played by another Massachusetts politician: John Kerry. A Democratic official said Monday that Obama's campaign has tapped Sen. Kerry, who was the 2004 presidential nominee in 2004, to stand in for Romney. The official spoke... more »
THIBODAUX - A judge appointed a public defender to the Thibodaux man accused of killing and dismembering his disabled son this weekend.
The judge asked Jeremiah Wright, 30, several questions before appointing him Kerry Cuccia.
Police say Wright confessed to investigators that he decapitated his 7-year-old son, Jori... more »