By The Associated Press
"We'd rather be us than them." - President Barack Obama spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki commenting after many polls show Obama, who is within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term, with a steady lead over Republican Mitt Romney.
By AMIR SHAH and HEIDI VOGTAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint U.S.-Afghan patrol on Monday, killing 14 people including three Americans in the latest attack on an increasingly fraught program to help Afghan
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino has moved to glitzy Boca Raton a year after serving a 14-year sentence for extortion and illegal gambling.
Merlino, known as "Skinny Joey," is living in a cookie-cutter development still partly under construction off Interstate 95
WASHINGTON (AP) - Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim's husband made him feel like "the worst piece of scum."
Malvo expresses remorse in the interview with The Washington Post (wapo.st/SrLk9I) and urged the
By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Gunmen detonated a bomb Sunday near an Islamic boarding school in northern Nigeria and later exchanged gunfire with security forces, causing unknown casualties in the region's latest round of violence, officials said.
By LARA JAKESAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of coordinated bombings shattered Shiite neighborhoods and struck at Iraqi security forces Sunday, killing at least 26 in attacks that one official described as a rallying call by al-Qaida just days after dozens of militants escaped from
By PATRICK QUINNAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold reminder of the perils that remain after an 11-year conflict that now garners little public
By HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A firefight broke out between U.S. forces and their Afghan army allies in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing two Americans and three Afghan soldiers and pushing the number of U.S. troops killed in the long-running war 2,
By KEN MILLERAssociated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A boiler that was being brought back online after maintenance exploded at an oil refinery in Wynnewood, killing one worker and injuring another, Garvin County's sheriff said Saturday.
Billy Smith, 34, of Pauls Valley, died in the blast at
By DEB RIECHMANN
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan Army Sgt. Habibullah Hayar didn't know it, but he had been sleeping with his enemy for weeks.
Twenty days ago, one of his roommates was arrested for allegedly plotting an insider attack against their unit, which is partnered with NATO forces