By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a quarter of the Senate defied President Barack Obama on Thursday by introducing legislation that could raise sanctions on Iran, and compel the United States to support Israel if it launches a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian nuclear
By RAY FAUREAssociated Press
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A government investigation into the use of state resources to upgrade South African President Jacob Zuma's rural private home found some irregularities but excused the construction of features like a chicken run as being motivated by
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Democrat promised Thursday that the chamber would vote in early January on extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
More than 1 million people are set to be abruptly cut off of federal unemployment benefits
By DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Shortly after the revolt against President Bashar Assad erupted in March 2011, Imad al-Souri quit his computer job to help the protests. He uploaded online videos of the marches and sneaked banned loudspeakers to demonstrators to amplify
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A comprehensive defense bill that would crack down on sexual assault in the military and add protections for victims headed toward Senate passage on Thursday.
The White House expressed support for the legislation, which would provide $552.1 billion
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - It was arguably Russian President Vladimir Putin's biggest political decision of the year - the announcement that imprisoned tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned. Here's a look at Khodorkovsky, the implications of his imprisonment
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Cuban President Raul Castro introduced himself to President Barack Obama in English at Nelson Mandela's funeral, telling him, "Mr. President, I'm Castro," as the two leaders shook hands.
That's according to Castro's brother, Fidel,
By MARIA DANILOVA and YURAS KARMANAUAssociated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled president slammed the West on Thursday for supporting the massive street protests calling for his ouster and announced plans to partially join a Moscow-led economic union - a move likely to deepen
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted former leader Hosni Mubarak's two sons and his last prime minister of corruption charges, a verdict announced just hours after security forces arrested a prominent activist as part of an intensifying crackdown
By SUZAN FRASERAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Istanbul's most senior police official was dismissed Thursday, days after police launched raids that detained dozens of people. The massive corruption and bribery investigation has ensnared the sons of three government ministers, threatening
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Mayor-elect Mike Duggan on Thursday announced the roles and responsibilities he will have under state oversight when he officially takes over the top elected office in Detroit.
Following several weeks of negotiations with emergency manager Kevyn Orr
By BREE FOWLERAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers.
Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area man who fatally shot a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch will stand trial for second-degree murder, a judge said Thursday, rejecting a self-defense argument for the killer's "bad choice."
There is no dispute that Theodore