By LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRYAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - The success and possible future undoing of President Vladimir Putin lies in the contrast between people like provincial housewife Yekaterina Arsentyeva and Moscow student Kirill Guskov.
In the southern
By BARBARA SURK and HASSAN AMMARAssociated Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs that Saudi Arabia may bow to pressure and send female athletes to the Summer Games, women athletes in the ultraconservative
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Midwest ranchers have never been enamored with environmental regulators, but they really began to complain after learning that federal inspectors were flying over their land to look for problems.
By ALAN CLENDENNING and CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spaniards blasted off fireworks and jumped for joy after their soccer team won the European Championship on Sunday night, giving the country a burst of national pride and temporary relief from the crushing
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Who knew the calendar could cause so much vacation heartburn?
For the first time in five years Independence Day falls on a Wednesday, leaving travelers unsure when to celebrate and worrying those who make a
By JERI CLAUSINGAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - In New Mexico, Tomasita Maestas says she will pick the presidential candidate who has the best plan to fix education and the economy.
In Arizona, Mexican immigrant Carlos Gomez backs Republican Mitt
By KELVIN CHANAssociated Press
HONG KONG (AP) - A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong's new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the
MOSCOW, Idaho - A $1 million settlement offer to end a lawsuit by the family of a former University of Idaho student seriously injured in a 2009 fall from a fraternity house window has been rejected by the school and the Idaho State Board of Education. The Moscow-Pullman Daily
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAP Education Writer
Congress may have averted a doubling of interest rates on millions of new federal student loans, but the fix is only for a year, leaving students on edge over whether they'll face a similar increase next summer.
NEW YORK (AP) - Four seventh-grade students from upstate New York who were caught on video mercilessly taunting a 68-year-old bus monitor have received their punishment.
The school system in the Rochester suburb of Greece says it will suspend the middle school