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
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - U.N. observers investigating a reported mass killing in a Syrian village on Saturday found pools of blood in homes and spent bullets, mortars and artillery shells, adding details to the emerging picture of what anti-regime activists have called one of
By FRANK BAJAK and FRANKLIN BRICENOAssociated Press
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Sixteen-year-old Cesar Medina was returning home from an Internet cafe, his mother says, and got caught up in a crowd of demonstrators when police and soldiers opened fire. A bullet tore into his head, killing him instantly.
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of following the paper trail of $51 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars provided to rebuild a broken Iraq, the U.S. government can say with certainty that too much was wasted. But it can't say how much.
In what it called
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The U.N. singled out government forces Friday for blame in the latest massacre in Syria, a frenzy of killing that raises new questions about whether diplomacy has any chance to end the crisis more than 16 months into the
By KRISTIN M. HALLAssociated Press
LEWISBURG, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee woman who ended her adoption of a 7-year-old Russian boy by putting him on a plane to Moscow by himself lost her bid Friday to keep from paying $150,000 in child support.
Torry Hansen made her first court appearance Friday
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations and its partners in Syria have stepped up their humanitarian operation and expect to provide food to 850,000 people this month compared to 200,000 people in April - but they are running out of money.
The U.N. has