By LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRYAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - The success and possible future undoing of President Vladimir Putin lies in the contrast between people like provincial housewife Yekaterina Arsentyeva and Moscow student Kirill Guskov.
In the southern
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Midwest ranchers have never been enamored with environmental regulators, but they really began to complain after learning that federal inspectors were flying over their land to look for problems.
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The apparent victor of Mexico's presidential race, Enrique Pena Nieto, struggled Monday with the sticky bonds of his party's notorious past, the limitation of his election mandate and an opponent who refused to
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - New York utility Consolidated Edison and the union representing its employees are scheduled to meet Thursday, potentially restarting stalled talks that have left workers off their jobs while managers are keeping the electrical
By JESSICA GRESKO and MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it take so long to get the lights back on?
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The much-hyped plan to end Syria's misery and guide its transition to democracy appears to have fallen flat despite the endorsement of Western powers.
Russia's objections gutted the most stringent
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican congressional leaders said Sunday that voters - not the Supreme Court - will have the final word on President Barack Obama's health care law come November. And they are betting that the law's unpopularity will
By ANNA ANDERSENAssociated Press
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who wielded the political power of his traditionally ceremonial office and rejected a deal that would have put taxpayers on the hook for $5 billion to Britain and the
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's main opposition groups rejected on Sunday a new international plan that calls for a transitional government because the compromise agreement did not bar President Bashar Assad from participating.
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts could have taken down the entire, massive health care law that his fellow Republicans deride as "Obamacare." He could have prevented the Supreme Court decision that largely disabled the most disputed aspects of Arizona