By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran's naval forces, periodically accused by the U.S. of provocative moves in the Persian Gulf, have shown restraint in recent months, the U.S. Navy's top admiral said Wednesday.
By STACEY PLAISANCEAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Carpet weavers from a rural village in Morocco arrived in May to gather driftwood from the banks of the Mississippi River and build large wooden looms they'll use on a U.S. tour demonstrating the craft of their North
By DAVE CARPENTERAP Personal Finance Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - Ready or not, big changes lie ahead for virtually every U.S. taxpayer next year.
Tax cuts put into place under the Bush administration that slashed rates on wages, dividends and capital gains are set to
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson says fears about climate change, drilling, and energy dependence are overblown.
In a speech Wednesday, Tillerson acknowledged that burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, but
ELLIOT LAKE, Ontario (AP) - Officials recovered two bodies after dismantling a piece of a partially collapsed Ontario shopping mall on Wednesday and said they are confident no other victims are inside. The renewed rescue effort came after angry residents shouted down fears that
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Peace Corps volunteer admitted Wednesday he sexually abused four young girls while serving in South Africa.
Jesse Osmun pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hartford to traveling from
By SAMANTHA HENRYAssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Dock workers rushed to unload stacked containers from a cargo ship that arrived in New Jersey from the Middle East on Wednesday after a Coast Guard inspection team heard knocking for about two hours that suggested stowaways
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
HELSINKI (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she has "great hope" that an upcoming Geneva meeting of world powers can be a turning point in the Syria crisis. Clinton said the U.S. supports U.N. envoy Kofi Annan'
By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - The violence in Syria has worsened since a cease-fire deal in April and the bloodshed appears to be taking on dangerous sectarian overtones, the U.N. said Wednesday.
Investigators say they have concluded that
By ISHTIAQ MAHSUDAssociated Press
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Taliban released a video Wednesday that they say shows the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers captured in a cross-border raid from Afghanistan this week and beheaded.
In violence Wednesday, a