By By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Led by Republican opposition, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled that is modeled after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act.
With 38 Republicans casting "no" votes, the 61-38 vote fell
By By ABDI GULEDAssociated Press
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - In parts of Somalia's capital, rubble-strewn lots that once served as sniper positions have been rebuilt into well-maintained homes, hotels and shopping plazas. Housing prices have doubled, or even gone up ten-fold.
More than a year
By By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities said a suspect implicated himself Tuesday in the death of a New Yorker who was pushed onto the tracks and photographed just before a train hit him - an image that drew virulent criticism after it appeared on the front page of the
By By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's civil war is closing in on President Bashar Assad's seat of power in Damascus with clashes between government forces and rebels flaring around the city Tuesday, raising fears the capital will become the next major battlefield in
By By SLOBODAN LEKIC and BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO announced Tuesday that it will deploy Patriot anti-missile systems near Turkey's southern border, shoring up defenses against the threat of cross-border attacks from Syria and bringing the United States and its
By By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared.
U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on an Afghan army base, wrapping up a long day of coordinating the safe arrival of nearly
By By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on Israel to quickly open its nuclear program for inspection and backing a high-level conference to ban nuclear weapons from the Middle East which was just
By By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets rose Wednesday as investors became increasingly convinced that U.S. political leaders will reach a budget deal that avoids a major hit to the world's No. 1 economy.
Negotiations between the White House and the U.S.
By By JOHN FLESHER and TAMMY WEBBERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by five states that want barriers placed in Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but said he would consider new arguments if the case were
By By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Barack Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand guard against nuclear threats - including terrorists who seek to gain