By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
The stakes now are similar to what caused the U.S. to invade almost 11 years ago: the threat of more al-Qaida attacks.
President Barack Obama says U.S.
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Malawi isn't ready to repeal laws which criminalize homosexuality, the country's reforming leader said Friday, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
Joyce Banda, a longtime rights campaigner who
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pledging millions more dollars in American assistance to the Syrian opposition as the U.S. and its allies explore new ways to help those seeking to oust President Bashar Assad.
Clinton announced Friday
Updated at 8:02 a.m. ET: MINNEAPOLIS - A gunman killed four people inside a Minneapolis sign-making business before turning the weapon on himself, authorities said early Friday.
The victims' bodies were found shortly after officers arrived at Accent Signage Systems Inc., located in a
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Walgreen Co.'s fiscal fourth quarter net income tumbled 55 percent compared to a year ago when the drugstore operator recorded a big business sale gain.
Its adjusted earnings still trumped Wall Street expectations. But shares of the nation's largest
By BARRY HATTON and CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's troubled banks need an extra €59.3 billion ($76.3 billion) to survive a serious economic downturn, according to an independent audit released Friday by the Bank of Spain.
The stress tests' findings will help Spain
By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Rebels on Friday pressed their broadest assault yet to drive President Bashar Assad's forces out of Syria's largest city, activists said, with fierce fighting erupting in an Aleppo neighborhood that is home to Kurds, an ethnic minority that
By DAVID STRINGER and DIAA HADIDAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Efforts to draw together the fragmented foes of Syrian President Bashar Assad could lead to direct talks between the leader's regime and his opponents, a key official said after talks on the sidelines of the U.N. General
By AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The gunman who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign-making business killed four people before fatally shooting himself, police said early Friday.
The victims' bodies were found shortly after officers arrived at Accent Signage Systems Inc.,
By The Associated Press
Data suggest US economy growing only modestly
WASHINGTON (AP) - A spate of data Thursday painted a mixed picture of the U.S. economy: Demand for long-lasting manufactured goods fell, and slightly fewer people signed contracts to buy homes. At the same time, the job