By EDITH M. LEDERER and JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad has discussed the possibility of forming a transitional government for his country as proposed by an international conference in Geneva last month, envoy Kofi Annan said Wednesday.
Annan, the U.N.-
By GARY FINEOUTAssociated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The president of Florida A&M University abruptly resigned Wednesday, the latest in a series of blows to the college and its famed marching band following the hazing death of a drum major.
James Ammons' announcement appeared to take
By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - After penning a rambling letter to financial regulators and writing notes to his family, a south Georgia bank director boarded a ferry in Key West, Fla., and disappeared.
Now local and federal investigators are trying to determine whether Aubrey Lee
BEIJING (AP) - China's auto sales rose 9 percent in June despite a slowing economy as buyers rushed to beat possible limits on car registrations aimed at curbing traffic.
Automakers sold 1.58 million cars, trucks and buses during the month, the China Automobile Manufacturers Association, a
By MATT VOLZAssociated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - On one side of the gate stood a group of Russian government officials with a Moscow television crew in tow, demanding entry into the ranch that one of them had called "a trash can for unwanted children."
On the other side, indoors and away from
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration gave permission Wednesday for American companies to invest in Myanmar and work with its state oil and gas enterprise, a go-ahead that marks the most significant easing of U.S. sanctions against the former pariah
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the nation's two-year-old health care law, a maneuver that forced Democrats to choose between President Barack Obama's
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he'd do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation's first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the Democrat's policies.
"If you want a
By GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno defended his program's integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of a report that could forever mar his legacy.
In the letter, written shortly
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - Decades after the U.S. gave Laos a horrific distinction as the world's most heavily bombed nation per person, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Wednesday to help get rid of millions of unexploded bombs that still