By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel acknowledged Thursday it killed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's deputy in a 1988 raid in Tunisia, lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy and allowing a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of its secret operations.
One of the
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied an emergency order sought by a group of American Indians who wanted to force officials to provide satellite voting on Montana reservations, effectively putting off resolution of the issue until after
By JERRY SCHWARTZAssociated Press
Nearly four years after Barack Obama was elected to the most powerful office in the most powerful country in the world, the question remains: Who is he?
He seemed to come out of nowhere. He had served seven years in the Illinois Senate, and less than four years
By CAROLYN THOMPSONAssociated Press
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) - Paul Kurtz, who founded an international center devoted to debunking psychics and UFOs and promoting science and reason over what he viewed as religious myths, has died. He was 86.
The secular humanist philosopher died Saturday at his
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The United Farm Workers of America sued California's work safety division Thursday, saying state regulators aren't enforcing heat regulations, leading to continued illnesses and deaths in the fields.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Millions of Americans preparing to survive an earthquake ducked under tables and covered their heads Thursday as part of the annual "Great ShakeOut" drill.
Organizers said some 14 million people, including 9.3 million in California, signed up to participate. Schoolchildren,
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mervyn Dymally, who in a four-decade career served in every corner of California government and eventually became the state's highest-ranking black politician, was honored at a funeral Wednesday attended by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the elite of California state government.
By SCOTT BAUERAssociated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - For the last few years, the most endangered species in Wisconsin appeared to be the liberal Democrat. In one election after another, unhappy voters tossed them from public office, defeating long-serving incumbents, rebuffing promising
By The Associated Press
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Members of Occupy Des Moines plan civil disobedience efforts to obstruct participants at World Food Prize headquarters.
ON THE MENU: An organizer expects about 30 people to turn out. They oppose what they see as corporate agriculture motivated more by
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand has taken a step toward catching up with neighboring countries in mobile communications technology after holding a long delayed auction for 3G licenses.
Three bidders - subsidiaries of Advanced Info Service, Total Access Communication and True Corp. - on Tuesday won the