By BARRY MASSEYAssociated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The county clerk in the New Mexico state capital and the heart of this state's gay rights movement began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples Friday, a court-ordered move that came just two days after a county clerk on the
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops and opposition fighters clashed Friday during fierce battles in suburbs of the Syrian capital where the opposition claims a chemical weapons attack this week killed more than 130 people, activists said.
As the government pursued its
By ALAN CLENDENNINGAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - One side likens the other to North Korea and promises "hell will freeze over" before it surrenders. Its adversary speaks darkly of "abhorrent" deeds and an "environmental crime."
It sounds like a dangerous blow-up between arch-enemies. But the
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is poised to suspend another major weapons shipment to Egypt amid sharp divisions within the Obama administration over whether to cut off aid to the military-backed government. The debate mirrors similar disagreements
By JULIE WATSONAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A tentative deal has been reached in the sexual harassment lawsuit against San Diego's beleaguered mayor, but it's unclear whether the resolution will oust the leader of the nation's eighth largest city.
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - It was the kickoff of a "Stop Amnesty Tour" organized by the Tea Party Patriots and other groups. But the crowd was so sparse that immigrant advocates were soon gleefully circulating photos of the featured speaker, Republican Rep. Steve King of
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up with "30 rounds fired into" them by one of his deputies.
His unapologetically terse comments came Tuesday after a
By MICHAEL J. MISHAKAssociated Press
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - On a recent swing through the most conservative parts of his state, Sen. Marco Rubio told a packed banquet hall at the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club that major policy issues were threatening the American dream: onerous taxes, burdensome
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A woman whose body was found near the remains of her 8-year-old son at a family friend's rural house died of a blunt injury to the head, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office said.
Christina Anderson, 44, was found dead Aug. 4 when firefighters extinguished flames
By DANIELA BERRETTA and IBRAHIM BARZAKAssociated Press
ST. HILARION, Gaza Strip (AP) - The ruins of this ancient complex sit on dunes by the sea, a world away from Gaza City's noise and bustle. Up in the sky, birds compete for space with children's kites flying from a nearby farm.