By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Two of America's leading advocates for prisoners' rights are urging state governments to abolish the use of solitary confinement for offenders under 18.
In a new report, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union say brief
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years after the Cuban missile crisis, the National Archives has pulled together documents and secret White House recordings to show the public how President John F. Kennedy deliberated with advisers to avert nuclear war.
A new exhibit, "
By KARIN LAUB and LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The United States has sent troops to Jordan to bolster its military capabilities in the event Syria's civil war escalates, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday, reflecting U.S. concerns about the conflict
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times in EDT):
1. EMBASSY OFFICIAL WARNED STATE DEPT. BEFORE LIBYA ATTACK
He is expected to tell a House panel at noon that he pleaded for more security before the
By SINAN SALAHEDDINAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq officially stepped back on Wednesday from its ambitious plans to more than triple its oil production by 2017, but it remains more optimistic than the world's leading global energy monitor about how fast and how high it can boost output
By NANCY ARMOURAP National Writer
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The ferociousness that won Claressa Shields an Olympic gold medal melted away as she climbed on the podium to claim it.
She giggled and grinned as she caressed it, the prettiest thing the 17-year-old boxer ever had. She shimmied and bounced
By DAN JOLING and MARK THIESSENAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Inupiat Eskimo villagers in a small Alaska community are facing six long months of melting ice and snow nearly every time they want to cook a meal or bathe, after freezing temperatures hit before workers could fill the
By EILEEN SULLIVAN and MICHAEL R. BLOODAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - South Korean security officials screened a man with a bulletproof vest before he got on a flight to Los Angeles, but a banned smoke grenade made it through in his checked luggage, along with a cache of knives, handcuffs
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A day after embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was able to avoid losing his job, the district attorney questioned his ability to oversee the department while on probation for a criminal conviction in a domestic violence case that
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday the NATO coalition has turned an important corner in Afghanistan, and has come too far and spilled too much blood to let insider attacks or anything else undermine the mission there.
While he and