By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Ukrainian convicted of smuggling desperate villagers to the United States to work in bondage has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years.
A prosecutor in Philadelphia says 52-year-old Omelyan Botsvynyuk's (OH'-mel-yahn bots-
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is sending an aircraft carrier to the Middle East several months early to make sure at least two carriers will constantly be present in the troubled region.
There are two carriers in the area now, but one was scheduled to leave
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels fired grenades at tanks and troops while regime armor shelled Damascus neighborhoods on Monday, sending terrified families fleeing the most sustained and widespread fighting in the capital since the start of the uprising 16 months ago.
By The Associated Press
Sunday's statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross that it considers Syria's conflict a civil war is the latest in the progression of sharpening world views of that country's bloodshed since it began in March 2011 with the regime's crackdown
By BRIAN MAHONEYAP Basketball Writer
Jason Kidd mentoring Jeremy Lin was a nice story last week.
Then Kidd was arrested on a drunken-driving charge, Lin's departure from New York for a "ridiculous contract" in Houston became more realistic, and a position of strength suddenly was one of
By ALBERT AJI and FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria's 16-month bloodbath crossed an important symbolic threshold Sunday as the international Red Cross formally declared the conflict a civil war, a status with implications for potential war crimes prosecutions.
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jail commanders condoning the beating of inmates. Evidence withheld from inmates accused of attacking guards. A photo of a woman wearing an official-looking badge while brandishing handguns at a nightclub.
Allegations and litigation continue to
By The Associated Press
The famed letter written by an ex-slave in response to his former master's request that he return to the plantation, soon after the end of the Civil War. Different versions of the letter bear various spellings of the writer's name.
August 7, 1865
By ALLEN G. BREED and HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - The photograph, scratched and undated, is captioned "Brother Jordan Anderson." He is a middle-aged black man with a long beard and a righteous stare, as if he were a preacher locking eyes with a sinner, or a judge about to
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer and Raymond Sheehan say their lives changed forever - for the better - the day their mother shot their retired police officer father to death.
Neither witnessed the shooting on Feb. 18, 2008. When they got the call, they expected to hear