By DAVID MERCER and DON BABWINAssociated Press
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.
Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later
By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and KATHERINE CORCORANAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The fight to revamp Mexico's moribund, state-run oil industry could start as early as this week with a Senate proposal to allow private access to the country's oil, a nationalist symbol that for decades has
By DON BABWIN and DAVID MERCERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In a ruling rejecting any claims to the "spoils of war," New York's highest court concluded Thursday that an ancient gold tablet must be returned to the German museum that lost it in World War II.
The Court of Appeals unanimously agreed
By THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - A jury in Cleveland has convicted the mysterious defendant in a $100 million, cross-country veterans charity fraud case.
The jury that issued its verdict Thursday didn't hear from the ex-fugitive, who decided against testifying. His attorney
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of American troops helping the relief effort in the typhoon-hit Philippines could triple to more than 1,000 by the end of the week, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Senior Obama administration officials that after a very difficult
By JOSHUA GOODMANAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Even by Venezuela's volatile standards, it's been a difficult few days.
Basic staples such as flour and vegetable oil have grown scarce throughout the country, the currency is plunging in a thriving black market and inflation that
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Security forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters on Monday stormed a town south of Cairo that had been held for over two months by militants loyal to the ousted Islamist president, swiftly taking control despite some resistance from gunmen.
By CARLEY PETESCHAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A rights group on Monday called on Angola to drop criminal defamation charges against an investigative journalist who wrote a book on human rights abuses in Angola's diamond-rich region.
Rafael Marques de Morais attended a hearing on July 31
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - An unruly crowd surged through a Southern California city's seaside downtown after the U.S. Open of Surfing, brawling, looting a bicycle shop, clashing with police and trashing property before authorities broke up the melee and made arrests, authorities and