By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - New chaos engulfed Syria's civil war as Palestinian supporters and opponents of the embattled regime were swept up Monday in intense fighting in Damascus, while rival rebel groups clashed over control of a Turkish border crossing.
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Commuters streaming into New York City on Monday endured long waits and crowded trains, giving the recovering transit system a stress test a week after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New Jersey and New York coast lines.
Trains were so crowded Monday on the
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
MACAU (AP) - Hordes of Chinese high rollers flooding into Macau have turned the city into an Asian casino boomtown, but they're also posing a challenge for China's next generation of leaders.
Macau's casino industry has mushroomed over the past
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister ordered the military to go on high alert for a looming attack on Iran's nuclear program two years ago, but backed off following strong objections from senior security officials, a respected Israeli news program
By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - A Vatican computer expert accused of helping the pope's former butler steal secret correspondence did not know the man well and had little motive to risk his 20 years on the job for him, a defense lawyer argued Monday at the start
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
MORRISVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallied thousands of people in the Pennsylvania cold Sunday night, using precious time to make an 11th-hour pitch for a state he all but ignored until the last week of the presidential campaign
By MARCY GORDON and RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Several NBC websites were hacked on Sunday by a person or group calling itself "pyknic" and suggesting a possible link to the cyber-attack group Anonymous.
It appeared that the "defacement" of the affected sub-sites
By JIM FITZGERALDAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Just what New York and New Jersey need after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy: more high winds.
The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a Nor'easter that could include gusts of up to 55 mph is likely to reach the area by
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - The next president will be under fire to get millions of people back to work, shrink a soaring federal debt, end America's longest war, unite a divided country and prevent Iran from building a bomb that could unnerve the world.
By ERIC TALMADGEAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - For decades, the U.S. Air Force has grown accustomed to such superlatives as unrivaled and unbeatable. These days, some of its key combat aircraft are being described with terms like geriatric, or decrepit.
The aging of the U.S. Air Force, a long-