By ADAM GOLDMAN and CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair.
The affair was
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
NOVI, Mich. (AP) - An unemployed geologist suspected of two-dozen random shootings in southeastern Michigan was charged Friday with attempted murder after police matched his gun to bullet fragments recovered from victims' vehicles.
Raulie Casteel, jailed
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that one of the main lessons from Superstorm Sandy is the need for global action to deal with future climate shocks.
Ban told the U.N. General Assembly that it is difficult to attribute any
By CARLEY PETESCHAssociated Press
ROODEPOORT, South Africa (AP) - Julius Mthembu's mud-spattered face lit up as he held a tin pan and pointed to the glimmering flecks of hope lying among sand and water: gold. The find meant the 48-year-old would eat that week.
"It's difficult. I don
By TIA GOLDENBERGAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's defense minister said Iran has slowed the timetable for enriching enough uranium to build nuclear weapons, implying that Israel would have more time to decide whether to strike Iran's enrichment facilities.
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are working on a set of new and unprecedented sanctions against Iran that could prevent the Islamic republic from doing business with most of the world until it agrees to international constraints on its nuclear program, officials
By The Associated Press
World stocks mostly fell Friday as fears persisted over the so-called U.S. "fiscal cliff" that's seen as a big threat to the economic recovery.
By midafternoon in Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 index of leading companies was down 0.5 percent at 5,749.88 while Germany
By ROB GILLIESAssociated Press
TORONTO (AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged President Obama on Thursday to work with the U.S. Congress to resolve the "fiscal cliff."
Harper's office said the prime minister called Obama to offer his congratulations and used "the opportunity to
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Democrats and liberal advocacy groups have declared victory in what they called a Republican "war on women" and are celebrating the pivotal defeats of some GOP candidates who took rigid stands against abortion.
However, the issues in dispute -
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks slid on Wall Street Thursday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average logged its biggest one-day drop of the year, as investors fretted about the potential for gridlock in Washington.
The Dow closed down 121.41 points to 12,811.32