By MARIA SANMINIATELLIAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Italy will expand its economic and social commitments in Libya even as the North African country continues to battle problems that range from unsecured borders to dangerous armed groups, Italy's foreign minister said Friday.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Saudi Arabian deputy foreign minister said Friday that Security Council inaction on the Syrian civil war gave the Bashar Assad regime "a green light" to attack his own people.
Abdulaziz bin Abdullah told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the Assad regime was "in a
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will create the nation's first state-administered retirement savings program for private-sector workers, over the objection of critics who said it creates a new liability for
By EDITH M. LEDERER and JOHN DANISZEWSKI
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari proposed a two-stage plan Friday to bring both sides of the Syrian conflict together to discuss a political transition in hopes of ending the 18-month war that has killed more than 30,000 people
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Russian foreign minister lashed out Friday at countries that are backing opposition groups fighting the dictatorship of Syria's Bashar Assad, saying that was "pushing Syria even deeper into internecine strife."
Sergei Lavrov, the top Russian diplomat, told the U.N.
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials sought to explain Friday why the Obama administration's understanding of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is "evolving."
Facing a barrage of Republican criticism about what the
By MELINDA DESLATTEAssociated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hurricane Isaac damaged nearly 59,000 homes across southeast Louisiana. That is more than four times the number officials estimated a week after the storm made landfall on Aug. 28.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and
By ROBERT H. REIDAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - In a dramatic gesture, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a "red line" on a diagram of Iran's nuclear program and called on the world to do the same to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons - a step the Iranians insist they
By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Department of Homeland Security is planning to issue a policy memo stating that illegal immigrants with American same-sex partners are eligible to have their deportations put on hold under a federal program designed to focus resources away
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
U.S. banks have been buffeted by more than a week of powerful cyberattacks, but the mystery surrounding their perpetrators lingers.
One expert said Friday that he was suspicious of claims of responsibility purportedly made by Islamists angry at an anti-Muslim