By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Deep in the heart of Mea Shearim, a Jerusalem bastion of hardline ultra-Orthodox Jews, hundreds of bearded young men in black suits have their noses burrowed into books, immersed in biblical study and oblivious to their
By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Jubilant Libyans chose a new parliament Saturday in their first nationwide vote in decades, but violence and protests in the restive east underscored the challenges ahead as the oil-rich North African nation struggles to
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The U.S. designation Saturday of Afghanistan as its newest "major non-NATO ally" amounts to a political statement of support for the country's long-term stability and solidifies close defense cooperation after
By DAVID MERCERAssociated Press
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - A Chicago man who spent more than 30 years behind bars before DNA evidence helped overturn his conviction in the rape and killing of a 3-year-old girl was released from prison late Friday, just hours after prosecutors
SPOKANE, Wash. - Smog comes with nice weather here in Spokane and the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency needs your help to keep the air clean.
Officials say that when the weather gets nice, above 90 degrees and a calm day, the air quality plummets. Smog is mostly made up of a pollutant called ozone
By The Associated Press
WORKING IT OUT: Facebook and Yahoo have settled their months-long patent dispute, averting a potentially lengthy battle over the technology running two of the Internet's most popular destinations.
NEW DEAL: In dropping the lawsuits,
By JOHN FLESHERAssociated Press
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan resigned from Congress on Friday, capping a bizarre political downfall that started after the Republican's campaign failed to submit enough valid petition signatures to get
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Pet Savers received a grant that will help them spay and neuter about 1,000 feral cats in Spokane and the Spokane Valley in the next year. Pet Smart Charities donated $55,900 to Pet Savers which will go to the costs of the surgery and the cost of the new traps.
By MEAD GRUVERAssociated Press
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The demise of the only company that manufactured a device specially designed to spray fire retardant from the back of U.S. military C-130 cargo planes has some experts worried about the future viability of a program that has
WASHINGTON (AP) - The warnings have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website. But tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers