By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has decided to reimburse Pakistan $688 million for the cost of providing support for some 140,000 troops on the border with Afghanistan.
Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter notified Congress that the U.S. would make the payment
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian fighter jets bombed a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus Tuesday for the second time this week after rebels made significant advances, seizing large areas within the camp, activists said.
Meanwhile, American foreign correspondent Richard Engel
By By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
MAARET MISREEN, Syria (AP) - The anti-regime locals who have thrown together a ramshackle administration to run this northern Syrian town have one main struggle: Finding money to keep their community alive. Like other nearby rebel-held towns, Maaret Misreen is
By By JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The family of a slain Border Patrol agent has sued federal officials over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun operation, claiming they should have known it created a risk to law enforcement authorities.
Agent Brian Terry was mortally wounded
By By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - More than two dozen people were charged in what authorities said Friday was a window into an emerging Mexican drug cartel's efforts to smuggle massive amounts of methamphetamine into California.
The charges were part of a 21-month
Updated at 7:20 a.m. ET: INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order Friday to send two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey to protect it from rounds crossing the border from Syria.
The order includes 400 American personnel to operate the batteries.
By By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) - The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack, the Pentagon said Friday.
By By SUZETTE LABOY and BEN FOXAssociated Press
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - One of the world's most unusual commutes is coming to an end.
For more than a half century, Luis La Rosa and Harry Henry have left their homes before dawn each workday in the communist-run city of
By By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
ALAMO, Texas (AP) - For years, Sonia Limas would drag her daughters to the emergency room whenever they fell sick. As an illegal immigrant, she had no health insurance, and the only place she knew to seek treatment was the
By By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Three South Texas lawmen, including the son of a prominent county sheriff, were due in court Friday on charges alleging that they and another officer accepted thousands of dollars in bribes to guard shipments of cocaine.