Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, 88, is in an intensive care unit, in "obvious discomfort," his spokesman tells WCBS-TV.
President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel, stumbled at times as he faced questions from his former colleagues.
Congress gave the measure its final approval late Monday. Mr. Obama signed it Tuesday night, minutes after returning to the White House from a visit to Nevada.
Visiting Vegas, the president unveiled a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform very similar to the framework released a day earlier by a bipartisan group of eight senators, including John McCain.
Hillary Clinton says "I have absolutely no plans to run," when asked by CNN about a possible return to politics. She plans to work on behalf of women and girls, and also may help with Bill Clinton's foundation work.
John Kerry, the longtime senator from Massachusetts and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, has served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for decades, and was the panel's chairman the past four years.
Queen Beatrix will end 33 years on the Dutch throne on April 30th. She will be succeeded by Prince Willem-Alexander, and his daughter Catharina-Amalia will be first in line when he becomes king.
Undocumented immigrants would get immediate but provisional status to live and work in the U.S. under a compromise proposed by a bipartisan group of senators.
The Senate approved more than $50 billion in aid to states battered by Superstorm Sandy, four weeks after a delay in the House that sparked bipartisan fury.