By By DAVID RISINGAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's Cabinet on Thursday approved sending German Patriot air defense missiles to Turkey to protect the NATO member against possible attacks from Syria, in a major step toward a possible Western military role in the Syrian conflict.
By By MICHAEL MELIAAssociated Press
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - On a storm-battered stretch of Connecticut's shoreline, landscaping crews use heavy equipment to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy, racking up overtime pay at a time of year when many are typically looking for part-time jobs to
By By GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated Press
CLARKSBORO, N.J. (AP) - Federal regulations require inspections of rail bridges and other infrastructure and reports on accidents, but leave it to freight railroad owners to do the work themselves.
After a derailment that released thousands of gallons of a
By By WILSON RING and ROB GILLIESAssociated Press
DERBY LINE, Vermont (AP) - A minivan with California license plates and a dozen passengers zipped across the border between Vermont and Quebec in October, heading north in a southbound lane unblocked by traffic.
Border agents could only watch as
By By SONIA PEREZ-DIAZAssociated Press
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Software company founder John McAfee was hospitalized briefly Thursday after being denied political asylum in Guatemala, and his lawyers said they were making a last-ditch effort to keep him from being flown back to Belize for
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Kevin Pangos' layup with 2 seconds left lifted No. 10 Gonzaga to a 71-69 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night giving the Zags their best start as a Division I team.
Elias Harris scored 23 points and Kelly Olynyk had 22, all in the second half, for Gonzaga (9-0
By By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As he and his family flipped the switch to light the National Christmas Tree Thursday night, President Barack Obama said he hopes the tree lasts longer than its predecessor, which died after just a year.
"Our tree has been having a hard time
By By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Influential scientists who help set Japan's radiation exposure limits have for years had trips paid for by the country's nuclear plant operators to attend overseas meetings of the world's top academic group on radiation safety.
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi offered nothing concrete to defuse the country's worst political crisis in nearly two years in a nationally televised speech late Thursday, refusing to rescind a disputed constitution drafted by his allies or his decrees giving him near absolute
By By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.
The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. dropped to an estimated 11.1 million last year from a peak of 12