By By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. WHAT PALESTIANIANS ARE POISED TO GAIN FROM THE UN
Thursday's vote on recognizing a Palestinian state could give them leverage in future border talks with
By By JERI CLAUSINGAssociated Press
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Farmers in a revered peanut-growing region along the New Mexico-Texas border should be celebrating one of the best harvests in recent memory.
Instead, millions of pounds of their prized sweet Valencia peanuts sit in barns at a peanut butter
By By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Jabin Bogan spent seven months sleeping on the floor of a cell in a maximum-security Mexican prison, detained after he accidentally crossed the border at El Paso with 268,000 bullets in his truck. Nine people lived in Bogan's cell, with
By By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARIAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The expected U.N. vote Thursday to recognize a state of Palestine will be far more than symbolic - it could give the Palestinians leverage in future border talks with Israel and open the way for possible war crimes
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAAssociated Press
AKINCI, Turkey (AP) - For two people walking into a Turkish minefield, they looked awfully assured.
The pair strode in from Syria on a recent afternoon, following a faint track across the grassy plain. They slipped into Turkey through a fence near a vacant
By By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
VAALKOP DAM NATURE RESERVE, South Africa (AP) - By the time ranchers found the rhinoceros calf wandering alone in this idyllic setting of scrub brush and acacia, the nature reserve had become yet another blood-soaked crime scene in South Africa's losing
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States said Tuesday it will raise concerns with Beijing over a map printed in new Chinese passports that is causing "tension and anxiety" among claimant states in the disputed South China Sea.
The Philippines and Vietnam have
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama hailed an "ambitious reform agenda" set forth by the incoming president of Mexico as he and President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday at the White House.
Obama said it was fitting that the men were meeting even before
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina judge on Tuesday ordered three U.S.-born children to be reunited with their deported Mexican father, a move toward resolving a 2-year legal fight that has drawn international attention.
Social services officials in rural
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for the House and the Justice Department will meet to try to resolve a lawsuit over congressional efforts to get records related to Operation Fast and Furious, a bungled gun-tracking operation in Arizona.
The lawyers told U.S.