By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The head of the now suspended U.N. observer mission in Syria is traveling to New York to brief the U.N. Security Council in person on Tuesday afternoon amid growing concern that the escalating violence may spell the end
By TOM COYNEAssociated Press
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana man who admitted to fatally bludgeoning and dismembering a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting just days before Christmas was sentenced Monday to life in prison.
Michael Plumadore last month
By WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge ruled Monday that a Texas horse trainer charged with conspiring to launder money for Mexico's powerful Zetas drug cartel should be released on bail, rejecting the prosecution's argument that the threat
By ANNE GEARANAP National Security Writer
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) - Seeking common ground, President Barack Obama said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Monday on the need for a political process in Syria to prevent civil war in the violence-torn country and said any
By LAURA CRIMALDIAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Federal authorities said Monday that they plan to seek the death penalty in the case of an inmate at the center of a legal tug-of-war between Rhode Island's governor and federal prosecutors.
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday as investors' worries about Europe shifted to Spain.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell by 76 cents to end the day at $83.27 per barrel. Brent crude, which helps set the price
By The Associated PressBy DAVID MCHUGH and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's election result has eased fears of imminent financial disaster for Europe, but the continent's leaders are still searching for a way to contain a debt crisis that threatens the
By P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters faced dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region Monday, as they toiled in hot, dry weather to battle a wildfire that has charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado
By GEORGE JAHN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
MOSCOW (AP) - Iran became more adamant Monday that the world must ease the sanctions choking off its oil sales before it will curb activities that could be used to make nuclear arms, diplomats said.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Unidentified militants infiltrated Israel early Monday, opening antitank fire against Israeli civilians building a security fence along the border with Egypt's turbulent Sinai desert, the Israeli military said.
Israeli radio and TV