By PAN PYLASAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The world's markets may believe that the worst of the financial crisis in Europe is over after three turbulent years, but those people who control the purse strings of the world's businesses are not breathing any easier.
An annual survey of
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sunday, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never
By ADAM SCHRECKAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi insurgents unleashed a string of bombings and other attacks primarily targeting the country's Shiite community on Saturday, leaving at least 40 dead in a challenge to government efforts to promote a sense of stability by preventing
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Dan Lungren knows what it's like to have a big bull's eye plastered on his back.
The Democratic Party and labor and environmental groups have spent $4.7 million on TV commercials and other efforts to unseat the nine-term Republican
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A new chapter of the Afghanistan war is opening with a slimmed-down Western force doing more advising than fighting, a resilient Taliban showing little interest in peace talks, and Americans tempted to pull the plug on a
By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The far-flung swing states that have the most sway in the presidential election have something else in common - a large share of military veterans who are getting special attention from the fiercely dueling campaigns.
In a White House
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
As they present their closing arguments, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are occupying some unexpected common ground. Both are taking shots at former President George W. Bush.
Obama, who dismissively suggested 2008 rival Sen. John McCain would merely extend
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top adviser to Mitt Romney is backing away from his suggestion that fellow Republican Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama because both men are black.
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu issued a statement late Thursday night saying Powell is a friend and he respects the
By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The students in the Saturday morning class trickle in and, as they introduce themselves around a table, reveal far more intimate biographies than just name and hometown.
One confesses to demons he struggles to control. Another says he's here
By STEVEN R. HURSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The outcome of the hard-fought but still deadlocked presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be decided Nov. 6 by a small percentage of voters in just nine states. That's because