By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - The violence in Syria has worsened since a cease-fire deal in April and the bloodshed appears to be taking on dangerous sectarian overtones, the U.N. said Wednesday.
Investigators say they have concluded that
By ISHTIAQ MAHSUDAssociated Press
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Taliban released a video Wednesday that they say shows the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers captured in a cross-border raid from Afghanistan this week and beheaded.
In violence Wednesday, a
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Retired Texas firefighter Raul Rodriguez, armed with a handgun and video camera, had claimed he was standing his ground and had no choice but to use deadly force when he fatally shot his unarmed neighbor after confronting him
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDYAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Gunmen attacked a pro-government TV station Wednesday near the Syrian capital, killing seven employees in the latest barrage of violence as world powers prepared for a high-level meeting that the U.S. hopes will be a turning
By SHAWN POGATCHNIKAssociated Press
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II prayed together Tuesday with Catholic and Protestant leaders from across Northern Ireland as this long-divided land demonstrated its rising faith in a shared future - and braced for a
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Hackers broke into a prominent Russian opposition leader's Twitter and email accounts, sending his followers abusive messages.
Alexei Navalny's spokeswoman, Anna Veduta, warned his quarter of a million
By ANNE GEARANAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The election of an Islamist president in Egypt is turning longstanding U.S. policy in the Mideast inside out: The Obama administration is relieved that the candidate representing three decades of close partnership with the United States
By GENARO C. ARMAS and RANDY PENNELLAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky's son Matt recalled showering with his future adoptive father as a boy and pretending to be asleep to avoid being touched - memories that surfaced only recently, according to a
By KELLI KENNEDYAssociated Press
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Friends of a missing oil tycoon said Monday he'd been spiraling out of control for years, and seemed troubled and confused shortly before he disappeared as he sought treatment for severe bipolar disorder