By RACHEL LA CORTEAssociated Press
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Army prosecutors on Tuesday asked an investigative officer to recommend a death penalty court-martial for a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage, saying that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - France on Tuesday became the first Western country to formally recognize Syria's newly formed opposition coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
The U.S. also recognized the leadership body announced in Qatar on
By FRANK BAJAKAssociated Press
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - There will be an empty seat at the negotiating table when Colombians plunge into talks next week on ending a conflict that has bled the South American nation for a half century.
It's reserved for a 62-year-old economist, a senator's
By AMY TEIBELAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is considering resuming its contentious practice of assassinating militant leaders in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in an effort to halt intensified rocket attacks on Israel's south, according to defense officials.
That Israel might renew a
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday:
1. WHAT PETRAEUS THOUGHT OF THREATENING EMAILS
Friends say the then-CIA director was shocked when he learned his mistress was warning another woman to stay away from
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday the Obama administration is nearing a decision in the next few weeks on how many U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan - and for what purposes - after
By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Police in the Central American nation of Belize said Monday that they are looking for the founder of the software company McAfee Inc. to question him about the slaying of another U.S. citizen, his neighbor in an island town on the
ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) - A pre-dawn fire that killed a 30-year-old man and his three children and hospitalized the mother was caused by empty cardboard pizza boxes stored too close to a wood-burning stove, Maine fire officials said Monday.
The family likely used the boxes to help start the fire in
By The Associated Press
Syria's neighbors are increasingly being drawn into the country's civil war in a variety of ways, whether militarily or due to an exodus of Syrians fleeing the fighting at home. The spillover has raised concerns that the nearly 20-month-long conflict between
By NASSER KARIMIAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's parliament announced Sunday it would probe reports that a jailed blogger died suspiciously in custody earlier this week, according to the official IRNA news agency.
This was Iran's first official reaction to the death of Sattar