By ARIEL SCHALIT and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
TEL HAZEKA, Golan Heights (AP) - Israeli tanks struck a Syrian artillery launcher Monday after a stray mortar shell flew into Israel-held territory, the first direct clash between the neighbors since the Syrian uprising began nearly two years
By IAN DEITCHAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Gaza militants pummeled southern Israel with rockets for a third day in a row on Monday, increasing internal pressure on the Israeli government to retaliate.
A million Israelis are in range of the rockets. Israeli leaders have warned they won't
By CASSANDRA VINOGRADAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The bungling of reports that powerful Britons sexually abused children has thrown one of the largest and most respected broadcasters in the world into a deep crisis.
It is hard to overstate the importance of the BBC in British society; its
WASHINGTON (AP) - The accused East Coast Rapist says he doesn't know why he couldn't stop attacking women for nearly two decades.
"They were objects," Aaron Thomas told The Washington Post (http://bitly.com/W0sRiP) in a series of telephone interviews from his jail cell in Virginia's
POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont college euthanized one its farm oxen Sunday that have been at the center of an uproar over the college's decision to process the animals into meat.
The 11-year-old ox, named Lou, was put down after a recurring injury to his hind leg continued to deteriorate, Green
By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A half mile below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, a drill rig has tapped what might one day be the next big energy source.
The U.S. Department of Energy and
By CHRISTINA REXRODE and VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - New Yorkers railed Sunday against a utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after the superstorm that socked the region, criticizing its slow pace as well as a dearth of information.
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel was drawn into the fighting in neighboring Syria for the first time Sunday, firing warning shots across the border after an errant mortar shell landed near an Israeli military installation in the Golan Heights.
While Israel appeared
By CHARLES WILSON and RICK CALLAHANAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Splintered beams and boards on a piece of charred earth were all that remained Sunday where at least two Indianapolis homes were leveled in a blast that killed two people and rendered homes for blocks uninhabitable.
By ARON HELLER and IBRAHIM BARZAK
JERUALEM (AP) - Israeli forces struck targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing one Palestinian and wounding more than 30 others as militants launched dozens of rockets in some of the heaviest fighting the area has seen in months.
The flare-up increased