By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
AZAZ, Syria (AP) - A Syrian rebel commander holding 10 Lebanese Shiites hostage said Thursday he is willing to release the men but fears doing so could set off a wave of reprisal attacks by Sunni extremists.
What began as an effort to force Lebanon's Shiite
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has ruled that the state's 2006 expansion of the anti-discrimination law to include gays and lesbians is not retroactive. Thursday's ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by an employee of the University of Washington who
CAIRO (AP) - The snark is flying between the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the Muslim Brotherhood in a Twitter spat that erupted in the wake of an assault on the mission by protesters in the Egyptian capital.
The sarcastic exchange Thursday gave a "frenemies" tone to relations that have been strained
By The Associated Press
The Federal Reserve's chief policymaking group, the Federal Open Market Committee, has vast power over the economy through its ability to set monetary policy.
Here is a look at how the FOMC operates.
Q: What is the FOMC's primary role?
A: Its mission is to keep
By BRUCE SCHREINERAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - At first glance, a new museum exhibit in Kentucky seems to be an assortment of ordinary stuff: a hammer, shoes, scientific instruments. On closer inspection, these unassuming items achieved the extraordinary.
The collection at Western
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
This year, the "October Surprise" that sometimes erupts late in presidential cycles came a month early.
Attacks on American diplomatic outposts in countries swept up in the Arab Spring are changing the dynamics of the contest between President Barack Obama and
By The Associated Press
THE LAWSUIT: Beef Products Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics have dubbed "pink slime," alleging that the network misled consumers into believing that the product is unhealthy and unsafe.
THE DETAILS: The meat
By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Florida A&M University's insistence that it is not to blame for a drum major's death during a hazing ritual shows school officials are not taking responsibility for the safety of students, the band member's parents said Thursday.
By JASON KEYSER and SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The city's public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district kept talking Thursday, with both sides saying they were drawing closer to a deal to end
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain is accusing President Barack Obama of pursuing "a feckless foreign policy" that has compromised American influence around the world.
The Arizona Republican, who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election, tells NBC's "Today" show that "I'd like to see