Updated 3:46 p.m. ET, 8/4/2013
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama spent much of his birthday weekend away from the White House but was briefed about the terror threat that prompted embassy closings and heightened military readiness across the Middle East and North Africa.
On Sunday afternoon, he returned to Washington from the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, where he had flown Saturday afternoon after golfing with close friends earlier in the day. Obama turned 52 Sunday.
(CNN) - Legally married same-sex spouses seeking U.S. visas will now be treated the same as opposite-sex spouses, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday.
Kerry told a meeting with consular staff in London that the change means that his department was "tearing down an unjust and an unfair barrier that for too long stood in the way of same-sex families being able to travel as a family to the United States."FULL STORY
(CNN) - The long-dormant Middle East peace efforts got new life on Friday.
An agreement has been reached that "establishes a basis for resuming direct final status negotiations between" Palestinians and Israel, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday in Amman, Jordan.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A man who apparently aroused the suspicion of security personnel outside Secretary of State John Kerry's home in Boston was arrested on Sunday on an alcohol-related charge, and authorities later found a pellet gun in his car, a Kerry aide said.
Glen Johnson, a Kerry spokesman, said members of the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service observed the man, who was not identified, taking a picture of a window at Kerry's house.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Secretary of State John Kerry's wife was set to leave a Boston hospital on Thursday after doctors upgraded her condition from fair to good and confirmed she had suffered a seizure.
Teresa Heinz Kerry, 74, took ill on Nantucket in Massachusetts over the weekend and underwent tests at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital this week.
Washington (CNN) – Secretary of State John Kerry took a moment at the beginning of his remarks at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Wednesday to thank everyone for their support of Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, who was rushed to the hospital on Sunday.
"Teresa is doing better," Kerry said. "Under evaluation and we hope improving."
(CNN) - Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, exhibited symptoms "consistent with some sort of seizure," a source close to the family told CNN, and she is undergoing medical evaluation at a Boston Hospital.
Heinz Kerry, 74, became ill Sunday and was taken by ambulance to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, accompanied by her husband, spokesman Glen Johnson said. Once her condition was stabilized, she was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, became ill Sunday and was taken by ambulance to a Massachusetts hospital, said a source close to the family.
Heinz Kerry, 74, was in Nantucket, where the family has a home.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - With developments in Egypt looming over his weekend trip to Camp David, President Barack Obama held a conference call with his national security team Saturday as the administration deals with what it calls "the very fluid situation."
The meeting came on a day of growing leadership questions in Egypt, as Mohamed ElBaredei for hours was reported to be on the brink of becoming Egypt's interim prime minister, but those reports were later denied.FULL STORY
(CNN) - When it comes to public relations, John Kerry can't seem to keep his head above water.
After initially denying the report, the State Department released a correction Friday morning acknowledging that the Secretary of State was indeed yachting on Wednesday, the day Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsy was overthrown by a coup staged by the Egyptian military.