By MATTI HUUHTANENAssociated Press
HELSINKI (AP) - Finland says Israel has warned that it will take action against a boat carrying international pro-Palestinian activists if it tries to break a naval blockade of Gaza.
Finnish Foreign Ministry spokesman Risto Piipponen said Saturday that Israel
By FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's prime minister sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council on Saturday for its failure to agree on decisive steps to end Syria's civil war, as NATO ally Germany backed the Turkish interception of a Damascus-bound passenger jet
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A teenage boy apparently killed this week by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was hit seven times by gunfire and died on a sidewalk just across the Arizona-Mexico border, a mayor in Mexico said Friday.
"It was a burst of gunfire," Nogales Mayor Ramon
By PAUL J. WEBERAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers flash the baddest badge in the Lone Star State. They're the top cops working the biggest crimes beneath iconic white cowboy hats. They're the bodyguards for the governor.
All of which raises the question: Why are
By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
Abortion and birth control are divisive issues in politics, and they've flared up at times in this campaign despite the candidates' reluctance to dwell
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Clark County Public Health spokesman says the number of salmonella cases linked to a Vancouver, Wash., restaurant continues to climb. Spokesman Don Strick tells The Columbian (http://is.gd/fzu3DR) that the number of people sickened after eating at On the
By BEN HUBBARD and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense base in northern Syria on Friday, according to activists and amateur video.
It was unclear if the
By SHERIN ZADAAssociated Press
MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani police have arrested a number of suspects in the case of a 14-year-old girl shot and wounded by the Taliban for promoting education for girls and criticizing the fundamentalist Islamic movement, officials said Friday.
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil rose slightly above $92 a barrel Friday after a big fall in U.S. unemployment benefit claims suggested some improvement in the world's biggest economy, raising expectations for increased demand for energy.
By early afternoon in Europe,