WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is urging North Korea to release an 85-year-old American who's been detained for more than a month.
Retired finance executive Merrill Newman, who fought in the Korean War, was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave after a 10-
BOSTON (AP) - Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger could soon see some of his jewelry, clothes and other belongings on the auction block.
The U.S. Marshals Service will auction off many of the items seized from Bulger's California apartment after his arrest two years ago, The Boston
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a plane crash near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys killed four of the 10 people aboard. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman said Saturday that the pilot and three passengers died in the Friday night crash. An airline
By EMERY P. DALESIOAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.
The State Department
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's up to Vice President Joe Biden to show that the U.S. effort to realign its gaze toward Asia hasn't fizzled out.
Biden is set to arrive Monday in Tokyo on a weeklong trip to Asia, which is watching carefully to see how committed the
By TONY G. GABRIEL and MARIAM RIZKAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The panel amending Egypt's suspended constitution began voting Saturday on some 250 changes, the first step toward democratic rule following the July military coup that ousted the country's president.
The constitution before
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A man ate cleanser that he apparently collected slowly while in custody and died while awaiting trial in the killings of four homeless men and two others, his lawyer said.
The lawyer, Michael Molfetta, who was briefed on the death, said
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month in North Korea said Saturday the Swedish ambassador has seen the man and found him to be in good health.
Merrill Newman's family in California said in a statement that the State Department told them that
By THANYARAT DOKSONEAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - Police guarded Thailand's seat of government and other key locations and braced for more violence Sunday, after political protests erupted into street fighting between supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is advising U.S. air carriers abroad to comply with China's demand that it be told of any flights passing through its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea.
Last week China declared that all aircraft