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
By By FRANK JORDANS and ALAN CLENDENNINGAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Maria Menendez, a 25-year-old caught in Spain's job-destroying economic crisis, would love to work in Germany as a veterinarian. Germany, facing an acute shortage of skilled workers, would love to have her.
By By AMY TEIBELAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Palestinians and Israelis hardened their positions Wednesday over a contentious new settlement push around Jerusalem, with Israel going full throttle on plans to develop the area and the Palestinians trying to block it through an appeal to the U
By By RACHEL D'OROAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man who confessed to killing an Alaska barista and multiple other people across the country died in his jail cell after slashing one of his wrists and using bedding material to strangle himself, Alaska State Troopers said
By By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Trophy grizzly bear hunts are under consideration for the Northern Rockies in the surest sign yet that more than 30 years of federal protection for the fearsome animal is nearing an end across much of the region.
An estimated 1,600
By By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a sick girl with leukemia deepened Wednesday after her father said his 11-year-old daughter is being treated in Mexico and authorities considered bringing child neglect charges against the family.
By By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The discovery of four bodies outside a Los Angeles home quickly led to the arrests of four people some 300 miles away and a day later in Las Vegas, police said.
The four suspects were being held at Clark County Detention Center awaiting
By By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation's busiest shipping complex had won them - at least for now - guarantees that their jobs won't be outsourced to China
By By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It may be just a bluff or a bargaining ploy, but the White House is signaling that President Barack Obama is willing to let the country go over the "fiscal cliff," a hard-line negotiating strategy aimed at winning concessions from Republicans