By By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Syria's main opposition group the sole "legitimate representative" of its country's people Tuesday, deeming the move "a big step" in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar
New Idaho football coach Paul Petrino began adding to his staff on Monday, announcing the hiring of former Washington State Cougar Ronnie Lee and former Vandal Mike Anderson.
Lee will serve as the Vandals' defensive coordinator. Anderson will be the linebackers coach.
Lee, who played football
By By FABIOLA SANCHEZAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's cancer relapse and his sudden announcement that he will undergo a fourth cancer-related surgery in Cuba have thrown the country's future into question, and his designated political heir
By By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress and the White House can significantly soften the initial impact of the "fiscal cliff" even if they fail to reach a compromise by Dec. 31. One thing they cannot control, however, is the financial markets' reaction, which
By By PORFIRIO IBARRA and GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOXAssociated Press
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - U.S. authorities confirmed Monday that Jenni Rivera, a U.S.-born singer whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles made her a Mexican-American superstar, was killed in a plane crash in
WASHINGTON (AP) - A member of a U.S. special operations team was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.
President Barack Obama praised the special forces on Sunday, saying the mission was
By By PORFIRO IBARRA and GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOXAssociated Press
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Jenni Rivera, the U.S-born singer whose soulful voice and unfettered discussion of a series of personal travails made her a Mexican-American superstar,
By By IAN JAMESAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was heading back to Cuba on Sunday for a third cancer surgery after naming his vice president as his choice to lead the country if the illness cuts short his presidency.
Chavez's announcement on
By By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has tapped the general who oversaw the final troop withdrawal in Iraq to direct the end of the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan.
Gen. Lloyd Austin III, currently vice chief of staff of the Army, would become the next
By By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. has serious concerns that Syria is thinking of using its chemical weapons.
Panetta did not say what new intelligence information he has about the intentions of President Bashar Assad. But the