By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A U.N. diplomat says Russia has circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would extend the U.N. observer force in Syria but focus its activities on trying to achieve a political solution to the conflict.
By JENNY BARCHFIELDAssociated Press
SANTA RITA DO SAPUCAI, Brazil (AP) - Brazilian inmate Ronaldo da Silva was making an escape of a sort as he hopped on a bicycle and pedaled furiously, clocking up several miles (kilometers) before jumping off.
Silva didn't get very far, in fact not an inch
By PETE YOST and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters.
In remarks to the NAACP in Houston, the attorney general said the Justice
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - School districts will be required to establish protocols to curb online bullying or harassment of students under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but "cyberbullying" won't constitute a specific criminal charge.
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.N.'s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and Iraq, saying President Bashar Assad has agreed to a plan to quell the bloodshed in the
By MICHELLE FAULAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a Congolese warlord to 14 years in jail for using child soldiers - a punishment meant to bring justice for his victims, to signal a warning to others and to act as a potential landmark in
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's mayor and police superintendent publicly defended their new gang-fighting strategy Monday amid growing criticism that the changes are failing and a big reason why the city's homicide rate has soared this year.
After weeks of media
By RANDALL CHASEAssociated Press
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Armed men suspected of triggering an exchange of gunfire at a weekend soccer tournament in Delaware that left three people dead and two wounded apparently targeted the tournament organizer, but authorities on Monday remained mum about the motive
By WHITNEY PHILLIPSAssociated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities made a rare disclosure Monday linked to the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious, revealing identities and requesting the public's help in capturing four fugitives accused in the shooting
NEW YORK (AP) - Coverage of the catastrophic Joplin, Mo., tornado and the investigation into secret intelligence operations set up by the New York City Police Department won awards for deadline and enterprise reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors association for journalism excellence by