By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
AB BAND, Afghanistan (AP) - Fed up with the Taliban closing their schools and committing other acts of oppression, men in a village about 100 miles south of Kabul took up arms late last spring and chased out the insurgents with no help from the Afghan
By KYLE HIGHTOWER and SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
CASSELBERRY, Fla. (AP) - A gunman opened fire in a central Florida beauty salon Thursday, killing three women and wounding a fourth before leaving the business and killing himself at a nearby home, police said.
The gunman entered Las
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The head of the Democratic National Committee distanced herself Thursday from the effort to raise money for her party's 2012 convention in Charlotte, which fell millions short despite breaking a pledge to forgo cash from special
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
As campaign days dwindle, candidates quicken their pace. Every audience becomes extremely important, rallies usually become larger, noisier and more energetic and campaign travel becomes busier and focused on key battleground states - where political television ads
By ALAN FRAM and BRIAN BAKSTAssociated Press
RAMSEY, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's tendency to cause a ruckus on Capitol Hill made her a tea party sensation. Her bulging campaign treasury and conservative district make her a clear favorite to win a fourth House term on
By LOU KESTENAssociated Press
Video-game aliens have gotten bigger, uglier and meaner over the years. Think of the Covenant warriors in "Halo" or the Locust Horde in "Gears of War": huge, dumb, slobbering brutes who can soak up plenty of bullets before they pounce on you and crush your skull.
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Saying the gay population has "suffered a history of discrimination," a divided federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled Thursday that a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman was unconstitutional, adding fuel to an
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Gasoline prices have begun their seasonal slide.
Better late than never, drivers say.
The national average retail price has fallen for ten straight days and is now $3.74 per gallon. It could mark the beginning of the usual autumn decrease that
By BETH FOUHY and JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Independent groups working to elect Republican Mitt Romney have helped him match or even exceed President Barack Obama's TV ad spending in dozens of media markets in battleground states. But the spending disparity doesn't
By AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis man accused of helping send young men through a terrorist pipeline from Minnesota to Somalia was convicted Thursday on all five terrorism-related charges he faced, including one that could land him in prison for life.