A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the U.S. Embassy building in Ankara, Turkey, Friday. The attacker has been confirmed as belonging to a radical leftist group.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Sen. John Kerry as Secretary of State in a 94-3 vote Wednesday (Jan. 29). President Obama chose Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton last month, making him one of the first main cabinet appointments of his second term.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday (Dec. 30) after doctors found a blood clot while conducting an exam stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier in the month. The 65-year-old was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she will stay for the next 48 hours.