By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinian finance minister warned Sunday that the two-state solution is in jeopardy if the Palestinian Authority doesn't get a major infusion of cash to alleviate its severe fiscal crisis.
Nabeel Kassis said the authority needs
By AMBER HUNT and KRISTI EATONAssociated Press
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - When Bennie and Elaine Barcroft first traveled to western South Dakota's Custer State Park for its annual buffalo roundup and auction 10 years ago, they were looking to buy more buffalo for their herd back in Tennessee.
By DAVID STRINGER and RON DePASQUALEAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Syria's civil war is worsening and there is no prospect of a quick end to the violence, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Monday in a gloomy assessment to the U.N. Security Council.
The new envoy leavened his
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday challenged Wal-Mart to open a store in Libya and help create jobs in the world's most troubled areas.
"If the new president of Libya asked you to open a store in Tripoli, would you consider it?" Clinton
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) - What Cleve Foster remembers most about his recent brushes with death is the steel door, the last one condemned Texas inmates typically walk through before their execution.
"You can't take your eyes off that door," he says.
By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and DAVID B. CARUSOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money.
When the twin towers fell, his fortunes changed.
Donors poured $2.5
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Neighbors and friends say the woman accused of killing her two young children and then hanging herself in Florida had been in financial and legal trouble.
Records show 34-year-old Dawn Brown was charged last year with welfare fraud. Friends and neighbors told several media
By FENIT NIRAPPILAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out.
But in this San Francisco court, it's expected - and strongly encouraged for the defendants.
Bowls of hard candy rest in front of the judge's bench, as a reward for
By KEVIN BEGOSAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - It sounds like a free-market success story: a natural gas boom created by drilling company innovation, delivering a vast new source of cheap energy without the government subsidies that solar and wind power demand.
"The free market has worked its
By PHUONG LEAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - The teenage boys apparently planned their escape from the juvenile detention center in Washington state. Some had packed bags with them, and one boy even stuffed his bed to make it look like he was there, authorities said.
On Saturday night, when they