By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.N.'s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and Iraq, saying President Bashar Assad has agreed to a plan to quell the bloodshed in the
By LAURA MILLS
MOSCOW (AP) - Wikipedia on Tuesday shut down its Russian-language site for 24 hours to protest a bill that would give the Russian government sweeping powers to blacklist certain sites, the latest in a flurry of legislation that appears aimed at neutering a growing opposition
By JIM SUHRAssociated Press
FULTS, Ill. (AP) - As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming.
But Mosbacher said the U.S. Labor Department was misguided in its attempts to protect children from farm accidents and he
By KASIE HUNT and KEN THOMASAssociated Press
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Clashing over the economy, President Barack Obama challenged Mitt Romney to join him in allowing tax hikes for rich Americans like them, needling his Republican rival on Tuesday to "compromise to help the middle class."
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's acquittal of the most serious charges in a high-profile corruption case on Tuesday set off a fierce debate about how the peace process might have proceeded differently had the former leader not been driven
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - A new showdown loomed in Egypt on Monday as the country's highest court stood by its ruling that dissolved parliament last month, challenging the new Islamist president's plans to reconvene the lower chamber in defiance of the military.
By TOBY STERLINGAP Business Writer
AMSTERDAM (AP) - ASML Holding NV, the world's largest supplier of equipment to computer chip manufacturers, said Monday that Intel Corp. intends to take a 15 percent stake in the company for around $3.07 billion and also help fund research into new
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government proposed rules Monday to help Americans understand the costs and risks of getting a mortgage.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled redesigned forms that mortgage borrowers would get after applying for a loan but
By STEVE NEGUSAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's newly elected President Mohammed Morsi is locked in conflict with the powerful military over whether the country's legislature should reconvene despite a June 14 court ruling that dissolved it. It's the latest twist in nearly 17
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - The head of the NAACP on Monday likened the group's fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s.
Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the