By By MARIA SUDEKUMAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The days since Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend then shot himself in the head have been very difficult for his mother, who said Wednesday that the slayings have not diminished her love for the couple.
Belcher's mother, Cheryl
By By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Days before a newly formed council focuses on long-term Gulf of Mexico cleanup, a report released to The Associated Press shows that one federal agency has committed more than a half-billion dollars to the region in the past two years,
By By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - A man who shocked the nation in 1997 by killing three classmates in a Kentucky high school when he was 14 is fighting to withdraw his guilty plea, saying he was too mentally unfit to accept responsibility at the time.
Attorneys for 29-
By By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The Obama administration pressed its European allies on Wednesday to follow through on their pledges to Afghanistan's security after most international troops withdraw in 2014, fearful of being left with the check in an era of austerity
By By DAVID DISHNEAUAssociated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Military prosecutors are slowly working up the chain of command of a Marine Corps brig to show the government was justified in keeping an Army private tightly confined after he was arrested for allegedly sending classified information
By By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHY OBAMA MIGHT RISK GOING OVER THE 'FISCAL CLIFF'
The AP's Julie Pace says the president may go for a hard-line strategy to win Republican concessions
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's supporters and opponents have clashed outside the presidential palace in Cairo, pelting each other with rocks and fighting with sticks.
Wednesday's clashes began when thousands of Islamist supporters of Morsi descended on the area around the
By By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - There's an old southern tradition of shooting mistletoe out of treetops with a .22 rifle, or even a shotgun. Forrest Altman prefers a kinder, gentler way of harvesting the parasitic evergreen plant long associated with Christmas
By By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILIAssociated Press
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - It is a battle of egos that could not be more visible: The shining palace of the president and the lavish glass villa of the new billionaire prime minister vie for attention on hills overlooking the capital of Georgia, a U.S
By By SLOBODAN LEKIC and DUSAN STOJANOVICAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - Serbia's ambassador to NATO was chatting and joking with colleagues in a multistory parking garage at Brussels Airport when he suddenly strolled to a barrier, climbed over and flung himself to the ground below, a