By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The crack epidemic that began in the 1980s ushered in a wave of bloodletting in the nation's capital and a death toll that ticked upward daily. Dead bodies, sometimes several a night, had homicide detectives hustling between crime scenes and
PARIS (AP) - Former President Nicolas Sarkozy follows in a long line of French leaders in the legal crosshairs.
Voted out office in May, the 57-year-old conservative faced a judge Thursday over allegations that he illegally accepted donations from France's richest woman for his 2007 election
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's Oil Ministry says crude exports have averaged 2.622 million barrels a day in October, a nearly 1.1 percent increase from the previous month.
Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said Thursday that last month's revenues stood at $8.578 billion, based on an average price of $
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels strengthened their hold Thursday on an oil-rich province bordering Iraq, activists said, capturing a key military base that was considered one of the last bastions for President Bashar Assad's loyalists in the strategic region.
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BASE OF THE 46TH REGIMENT, Syria (AP) - After a nearly two-month siege, Syrian rebels overwhelmed a large military base in the north of the country and made off with tanks, armored vehicles and truckloads of munitions that rebel leaders say will give them a boost
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and PATRICK QUINNAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - For former CIA director David Petraeus, it was a one-year stint as top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. His replacement is scheduled to leave next year after 18 months in the job.
And now the sex scandal that draws
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. government has filed a civil lawsuit accusing a Houston-based global construction company and its Kuwaiti subcontractor of submitting nearly $50 million in inflated claims to install live-in trailers for troops during the Iraq War.
By BETSY BLANEYAssociated Press
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - The driver of a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses that was struck by a freight train in West Texas is an Army veteran himself who is "in shock" over the accident that killed four people, an attorney said Tuesday.
By ERIC TALMADGEAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - A lot has happened in Asia while the United States was off fighting its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and most of it can be summed up in one word - China. Fueled by China's amazing growth and the promise of its huge and expanding consumer market
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - As an Army general faces a string of sexual misconduct charges involving female officers, his wife is seeking to stir a broader look at often taboo subjects in military marriages: adultery, the strain of separation and the stress of war.