By By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A young girl with leukemia and a heart catheter could die in a matter of days if she is not brought back to an Arizona hospital after her parents inexplicably took her out of the facility last week, authorities said Monday.
Phoenix police are
By By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Cyprus has offered to mediate between Lebanon and Israel over a maritime border dispute that is delaying some oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean, a Cypriot official said Monday.
Both Lebanon and Israel claim a small maritime area of 850
By By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel rejected a wave of American and European condemnations Monday over plans to build thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements, vowing to press forward with the construction in the face of widespread international opposition.
By By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The killing of a U.S. Coast Guardsman whose crew was chasing a vessel suspected of being laden with drugs appears to be the latest example of how smugglers are venturing farther north in a game of cat-and-mouse along the California coast.
By By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
PRAGUE (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lobbied the Czech government Monday to approve an American bid for a $10 billion expansion of a nuclear power plant amid fierce competition from a rival Russian offer.
Clinton made her pitch for
By By BEN HUBBARD and JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Fighting between rebels and government forces raged near the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, forcing an inbound commercial jet to turn back while the U.N. said it was withdrawing staff because of deteriorating security
By By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
ISTANBUL (AP) - The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Monday downplayed differences over the Syrian civil war, saying they shared the common goal of trying to end the humanitarian crisis there and hailing their countries' booming trade ties.
By By DALIA NAMMARI and ARON HELLERAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinian president returned triumphantly to the West Bank on Sunday, receiving a boisterous welcome from thousands of cheering supporters at a rally celebrating his people's new acceptance to the United
By By JOHN S. MARSHALL and TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major storms, forecasters said Saturday.
By By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The second in a series of storms slammed Northern California on Friday as heavy rain and strong winds knocked out power, tied up traffic and caused flooding along some stretches.
The weather also may be behind the death of a Pacific Gas