By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - International governments should seek a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic amid concern an oil spill in the region could cause catastrophic environmental damage, British lawmakers said Thursday.
The Environmental Audit Committee of
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Syrian crisis will top the agenda of the General Assembly gathering of world leaders next week.
Ban lamented that both sides seem determined to end the conflict by force and said diplomatic efforts must continue.
At a news conference
By RANDALL CHASEAP Business Writer
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Attorneys for News Corp. asked a Delaware judge on Wednesday to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit alleging that company directors allowed a damaging cover-up of the phone hacking scandal in Britain.
The plaintiffs claim the board, in blind
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City prosecutors say a grand jury has voted to indict a drifter on charges he sexually assaulted a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park.
The indictment naming David Albert Mitchell was announced in court on Wednesday without the defendant there. The 42-year-old has been
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Democrat Tim Kaine talks a lot about Republicans - the ones in his family, the ones he's worked with and the ones he hopes will help him bridge the caustic political divide if he's elected to the U.S. Senate.
"We can't have a
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - The family of a Dallas woman found dead two days after she tried to call 911 during a deadly attack filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city and local police Wednesday.
Deanna Cook called 911 on Aug. 17 to report that her ex-husband was
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A series of "insider attacks" against U.S. and allied troops by Afghan forces are an attempt by the Taliban to drive a wedge between coalition and Afghan troops, a senior officer said Wednesday. But he said that while Western troops
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Elmo are giving kids a glimpse of television's future.
The "Sesame Street" crew has been talking to kids for more than four decades. Now they're offering a way for their pint-sized audience to interact
By GREG KELLER and LORI HINNANTAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - A French magazine published vulgar caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, brandishing its right to free speech amid global tensions over a movie insulting to Islam.
In response, the French government ordered embassies and