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
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal appeals court judges Thursday questioned the CIA's efforts to block information on the use of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists.
A lower court federal judge sided with the CIA last year and dismissed a lawsuit by
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio sheriff who oversaw the response to an exotic animal release is visiting Washington to support a federal bill that would restrict the private ownership and breeding of lions, tigers and other big cats.
The Zanesville Times Recorder (http://ohne.ws/PWC6lk ) reports
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
CHIBA, Japan (AP) - It's not quite game over at the annual Tokyo Game Show opening Thursday, but with smartphones, tablets and other computer-like devices luring people away from the once-dominant consoles devoted to video games, the rules have changed.
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans eagerly joined the Justice Department's inspector general in taking the agency to task Thursday for its bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that allowed hundreds of weapons to reach Mexican drug rings.
At a committee
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - British Sky Broadcasting is a "fit and proper" company to hold an operating license, U.K. regulators said Thursday in response to the phone hacking scandal that engulfed the parent company. But it criticized the former CEO and chairman, James Murdoch