GOMA, Congo (AP) - A spokesman for a rebel group in Congo believed to be backed by neighboring Rwanda confirmed that his fighters have entered Goma and have taken the city's international airport. The assault was punctuated by heavy gunfire.
Col. Vianney Kazarama, spokesman for the M23 rebel
By NIRMALA GEORGEAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - As India's financial capital shut down for the weekend funeral of a powerful politician linked to waves of mob violence, a woman posted on Facebook that the closures in Mumbai were "due to fear, not due to respect." A friend
By IBRAHIM BARZAK and RAVI NESSMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - A diplomatic push to end Israel's nearly weeklong offensive in the Gaza Strip gained momentum Tuesday, with Egypt's president predicting that airstrikes would soon end, the U.S. secretary of state racing to the region
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three California men excited at the prospect of training in Afghanistan to become terrorists prepared, authorities say, by simulating combat with paintball rifles, wiping their Facebook profiles of any Islamic references and concocting cover
By IBRAHIM BARZAK and KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers traded fire and tough cease-fire proposals Monday, and threatened to escalate their border conflict if diplomacy fails. No deal appeared near.
An Israeli airstrike targeting a Gaza
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - An Army sergeant charged with killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer at a mental health clinic in Iraq has appeared in a military courtroom in Washington state.
Sgt. John Russell entered no pleas during the hearing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A base
By LINDSEY TANNERAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - Unemployment hurts more than your wallet - it may damage your heart. That's according to a study linking joblessness with heart attacks in older workers.
The increased odds weren't huge, although multiple job losses posed as big a threat
By LAUREN E. BOHN and RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - A concerted effort of millions of attempts to cripple Israeli websites during the Gaza conflict has failed, Israel's finance minister said Monday, claiming that the only site that was successfully hacked was back up
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of 97 House Republicans sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, saying that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice misled the nation about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, making her unfit to be a candidate to succeed Secretary of
By Mack Alvin
These days, it seems like the only rich and famous pirates and buccaneers are big-contract professional athletes. The trade of a traditional seafaring pirate was a potentially lucrative endeavor between the 17th and 18th centuries. However, it was only lucrative for the hardened few