By ANNE GEARAN and DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering a new gambit to restart peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan that would send several Taliban detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a prison
NEW YORK (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration is firing eight federal air marshals, including a supervisor, for allegedly drinking alcohol on a training day and suspending six others for not reporting the misconduct, the agency said Friday.
By STEPHEN WILSONAP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) - Sammy Lee remembers it vividly: food rationing, bombed-out buildings, rubble.
The year was 1948, and London was hosting the Olympics amid severe austerity in the aftermath of World War II. Lee, an American diver,
By AMIR SHAHAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gate of a government compound in eastern Afghanistan before dawn Friday, opening the way for armed insurgents to storm the facility and touching off an hours-long gunbattle that left
By DALIA NAMMARI and KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinians on Friday persuaded the U.N. cultural agency to list the Church of the Nativity - the place where Christians believe Jesus was born - as an endangered World Heritage site despite
By MONIKA SCISLOWSKAAssociated Press
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Lech Walesa is a big fan of social media - and says if he had it back when he founded the Solidarity rights movement in 1980, he wouldn't have had to keep meeting opposition colleagues in stadiums.
By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - In front of tens of thousands of cheering supporters, Egypt's first Islamist and civilian president-elect vowed Friday to fight for his authority and symbolically read an oath of office on Cairo's Tahrir Square on the eve of
By ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, giving lawmakers
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops bombarded a rebellious suburb of the nation's capital with tank and artillery shells Friday, killing dozens of people during a particularly bloody few days across the country, activists said.
By LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. John Dingell leaned back in his plush office chair and considered the feed that scrolled over his flat-screen TV at 10:07 a.m. Thursday. The Supreme Court, it said, had upheld the health care law he had worked for his