By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's main opposition party is itching to end Angela Merkel's 7-year grip on power - but with elections a year away, there is no challenger in place and little sign of a winning strategy.
Recently, the center-left Social Democrats'
By THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - Nine of 16 Amish convicted in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio have remained free, but the government asked Friday to have them locked up, which could leave up to 50 children with one or both parents behind bars.
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (AP) - Founded 35 years ago, Oracle Corp. remains one of the world's most successful software makers. But it is facing a new challenge as many of its corporate and government customers embrace "cloud computing" - the concept of storing software applications in remote data
By BILL BARROWAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A is once again in the public relations fryer.
The controversy flared up this week when a Chicago politician said the company was no longer giving to groups that oppose same-sex marriage, angering Christian conservatives who supported
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSAssociated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A 17,000-member megachurch deep in Oklahoma's Bible Belt has been rattled by allegations that five employees waited two weeks to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a campus stairwell, allegedly by a church worker.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal officials Thursday gave Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval for limited site work in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast.
The decision was widely expected. A Shell drill ship, the Kulluk, is positioned in the Beaufort waiting for the whaling season to end.
By BEN FELLER and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States than when President George W. Bush had to duck shoes hurled at him in
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) - Rebels have taken a major stride in uniting their ranks in the battle for Syria's largest city, giving them hope they could tip the balance after three months of bloody, stalemated combat in Aleppo, one of the biggest prizes of the civil
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The only thing a bitterly partisan Congress can agree on as it heads for the exits is that looming defense cuts will have a devastating effect on the military.
No resolution emerged Thursday to avert $55 billion in cuts to a defense budget of
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that the first decline in international aid to developing countries in years is jeopardizing the U.N. goal of reducing poverty by 2015 in many countries.
Ban spoke at a news conference