DECLO, Idaho (AP) - A southern Idaho teacher whose students marked the faces of classmates who fell short of reading goals with permanent markers now faces a formal complaint. The Twin Falls Times-News (http://bit.ly/UcSdwv ) reports that Cassia County School District filed the
By DAVID STRINGER and DON MELVIN
BRUSSELS (AP) - Goodbye Britain?
For the European Union, a once-unthinkable question is looking more like a real possibility with each new grinding week of economic crisis. The reason is that bad times are forcing the 17 EU nations that use the euro currency to
By DARKO BANDICAssociated Press
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery on Tuesday, after a trial that was closely monitored by the country's future partners in the European Union.
Sanader, 59, who served as prime
By JIM KUHNHENN and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - For all the attention wrenched elsewhere in recent days - on new violence in the Middle East, the "fiscal cliff" back home - President Barack Obama's speedy trip to Southeast Asia achieved a major goal: It was
By ERIC TALMADGEAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - A lot has happened in Asia while the United States was off fighting its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and most of it can be summed up in one word - China. Fueled by China's amazing growth and the promise of its huge and expanding consumer market
By JAMAL HALABYAssociated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - It's usually a few younger protesters who break out in the chant - startling and almost unheard of in this country where the monarchy has always been almost sacrosanct - "Down, down with the king."
The rest of the opposition, including
By BRIDGET MURPHYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Veronika Scott started a project in Detroit that hires shelter residents to sew coats for the homeless that convert into sleeping bags.
Stacey Abrams is the first woman to lead either party in Georgia's General Assembly, a Democrat who's
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