By The Associated Press
Athina Prassa in Athens mastered English in four years studying at a private university. It's a skill that may not help her much as she hunts for work while hard-right thugs roam her blighted neighborhood.
Lucy Nicholls in London graduated from fashion school brimming
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M University's governing board is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the resignation of school president James Ammons.
The FAMU board plans to meet for three hours Monday where it will discuss the resignation and finding a successor.
One key decision
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels fired grenades at tanks and troops while regime armor shelled Damascus neighborhoods on Monday, sending terrified families fleeing the most sustained and widespread fighting in the capital since the start of the uprising 16 months ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fire officials say the blaze that engulfed part of a building in New York City's South Street Seaport was caused by faulty electrical wiring.
Fire marshals also were looking Sunday into whether there was any structural damage from Saturday's blaze in the tourist-friendly
By JESSIE L. BONNERAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - For one night a year, a neighborhood farm in northwest Boise turns into a respite for singles who are tired of the same old dating scene.
A poster board planted at the entrance of Earthly Delights Farm in late June
UPDATE: Early Sunday morning Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting call near the 15000 block of East Mission in Spokane Valley. When deputies arrived, assisted by the Washington State Patrol and Liberty Lake Police, they observed several people at the location.
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A fire on a tourist-friendly New York City pier that sent a huge cloud of smoke billowing above the Manhattan skyline was doused without any injuries on Saturday, fire officials said.
Flames enveloped a 100-foot stretch of Pier 17 at South Street
By BREE FOWLERAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A scathing report accusing Penn State coach Joe Paterno and other top university officials of hiding what they knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children is another crippling blow to a school and football program already reeling from
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The presidential motorcade, the cordon of Secret Service agents, the sight of a president campaigning on a small-town street. Heady stuff - and new for Virginia during a presidential race.
For decades, the commonwealth was one of the 40-