By ALLEN G. BREED and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing for higher ground, and threatening a
CHESTER, S.C. (AP) - A skydiver died Sunday after a hard landing at an airport in South Carolina, authorities said.
Chester County Emergency Management director Eddie Murphy said authorities were called to an airport in Chester, about 50 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C., just after 10:15 a.m.
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The protesters converged on the conference center housing Libya's newly elected congress, trying to force their way in past startled guards. Mostly young and half of them women in headscarves, they demanded an end to the siege of the town
By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - While prosecutors weigh what to do about a suspect who surprisingly surfaced this spring in the landmark 1979 disappearance case of Etan Patz, the man who was the prime suspect for years is about to go free after more than two
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Police have arrested the publisher of a magazine that printed what is it says is a list of more than 2,000 Greek depositors at an HSBC bank in Switzerland.
Costas Vaxevanis, the publisher of Hot Doc magazine, will face a court hearing Monday, charged with the misdemeanor of
UPDATE: It could be days before people in much of the Northeast can see their lives start to return to normal, in the aftermath of a storm that has left at least 39 people dead. More than 8.2 million people across the East are without power. New York City was especially hard hit, its subways shut
BEIJING (AP) - Lawyers have denied a report that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's family has amassed $2.7 billion in "hidden riches," a Hong Kong newspaper said Sunday.
The New York Times said in a lengthy article Friday that most of the alleged wealth was accumulated by Wen's relatives after
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sunday, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never
By MARIA DANILOVAAssociated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's party claimed victory Sunday in a parliamentary vote tainted by the jailing of the country's top opposition leader.
Despite a strong showing of pro-Western opposition parties in the
By MARK THIESSEN and OSKAR GARCIAAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Emergency sirens sounded around Hawaii late Saturday warning about an oncoming tsunami, after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Canada.
Even as many people along Hawaii's coast rushed to higher ground,