By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:
Obama: Supports access to abortion. Health care law requires contraceptives to be
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - An Egyptian-born preacher charged in multiple terror plots will be outfitted next week with new prosthetic arms to replace the hooks he used before, his lawyer said Friday.
Mustafa Kamel Mustafa needs all the help he can get while at the
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
Syria's conflict is the most violent to emerge from last year's Arab Spring. The protests started peacefully but prompted a brutal crackdown by President Bashar Assad's government. The fighting has escalated into a civil war that has
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan, 11 years after they invaded. Why? The answer boils down to one word: al-Qaida. The goal is to damage the terrorist group enough to prevent a repeat of the 9/11 attacks.
Where they stand:
By EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
Osama bin Laden is dead and there hasn't been a successful attack by al-Qaida-inspired extremists on U.S. soil since the deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. But the danger of terrorism remains a reality for Americans, as seen
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday:
1. AMID CLASH, CANDIDATES FIND COMMON GROUND
In final debate, Obama and Romney both stress support for Israel, and both oppose sending U.S. forces to topple Assad.
By BEN FOXAssociated Press
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - A dispute over whether a defendant must be present during a military tribunal brought proceedings to a halt Tuesday in the case of a Guantanamo prisoner accused in the attack on the Navy destroyer the USS Cole.
Defendant Abd al-
By The Associated Press
Syria's conflict is the most violent to emerge from last year's Arab Spring, taking thousands of lives over the past 18 months.
After dictatorships fell in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, Syrian President Bashar Assad's government resorted to a brutal
By JAMEY KEATENAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - France will move surveillance drones to West Africa and is holding secretive talks with U.S. officials in Paris this week as it seeks to steer international military action to help Mali's feeble government win back the northern part of the
By DEB RIECHMANN and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A diminished but resilient al-Qaida, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanistan's mountainous east even as U.S. and allied forces wind down their combat mission and