By ELENA BECATOROSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A sign taped to a wall in an Athens hospital appealed for civility from patients. "The doctors on duty have been unpaid since May," it read, "Please respect their work."
Patients and their relatives glanced up briefly and moved on,
CHICAGO (AP) - With two months left in 2012, Chicago has surpassed the number of homicides it had for all of last year.
The 436th homicide this year came Monday with the shooting of 33-year-old Carlos Alexander in South Chicago. It was a grim milestone city officials wanted to avoid but knew was
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - When the city's gang war intensified last spring, shootings became so frequent they sometimes seemed like a ghastly game of tennis, with each senseless attack followed by a vengeful response.
The furious rate of the killing drew national
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Sea piracy worldwide fell to its lowest level since 2008 over the first nine months of this year as navies and shipping companies cracked down on attacks off the coast of Somalia, an international maritime watchdog said Monday.
The International Maritime Bureau said
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprecedented crackdown targeting the finances of the sprawling U.S. and Central American gang infamous for hacking
By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-
By NANCY ARMOURAP National Writer
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The ferociousness that won Claressa Shields an Olympic gold medal melted away as she climbed on the podium to claim it.
She giggled and grinned as she caressed it, the prettiest thing the 17-year-old boxer ever had. She shimmied and bounced
By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and E. EDUARDO CASTILLOAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The death of the founder and leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas cartel in a firefight with marines outside a baseball game near the Texas border was perhaps the biggest coup of President Felipe Calderon's war