By KARIN LAUB and SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward Israel's border fence Friday, killing one person but leaving intact the fragile two-day-old cease-fire between Hamas and the Jewish state.
The truce, which calls for an
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices climbed Friday after Israeli troops fired on crowds in Gaza surging toward the border fence, killing one Palestinian.
Benchmark crude ended the trading day up 90 cents to $88.28 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
By MITCH WEISSAssociated Press
BURNSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A skinny, three-legged black bear had become a fixture at an upscale housing community deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, rummaging through trash cans and playfully ambling along the golf course
After the bear started
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Islamist president unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday and effectively neutralized a judicial system that had emerged as a key opponent by declaring that the courts are barred from challenging his decisions.
By JOHN MILLERAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 22-year-old man clubbed a monkey to death with a tree branch, after he was bitten by the animal while trying to steal it from a Boise zoo, prosecutors allege.
Michael J. Watkins entered Zoo Boise on Saturday morning, manipulated a lock to get
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 ERIKA KINETZAP Business Writer
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - The United States is unwinding two decades of sanctions against Myanmar, as the country's reformist leadership oversees rapid-fire economic and political change. President Barack Obama's visit this week, the first by a serving U.S
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A garment salesman accused of systematically shooting three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their clothing stores was held without bail Thursday.
Salvatore Perrone, who was held after his initial Brooklyn court appearance on murder
By ASIF SHAHZADAssociated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) - A Taliban suicide bomber struck a Shiite Muslim procession near Pakistan's capital, killing 23 people in the latest of a series of bombings targeting Shiites during the holiest month of the year for the sect, officials said Thursday.
By JEFF BARNARDAP Environmental Writer
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - The last building block of the Obama administration's strategy unveiled Wednesday to keep the northern spotted owl from extinction nearly doubles the amount of Northwest national forest land dedicated to protecting the bird by