By By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's political crisis is widening, with plans for a huge march and a general strike Tuesday to protest the hurried drafting of a new constitution and decrees by President Mohammed Morsi that gave him nearly unrestricted powers.
By By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The debate over how many U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014 comes down to risky business.
There is a risk that leaving too few troops after 2014 would stop or stall the already slow development of the
By By BEN HUBBARD and JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Fighting between rebels and government forces raged near the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, forcing an inbound commercial jet to turn back while the U.N. said it was withdrawing staff because of deteriorating security
By By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - As investigators search for a motive to help explain why Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself, a discordant picture of the couple began to emerge.
Belcher and his girlfriend, 22-year-old
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial killer John Wayne Gacy and other condemned murderers took to the grave when they were executed - particularly whether they had other unknown victims.
Now, in a game of scientific catch-up, the Cook
By By HOLBROOK MOHR and KEVIN McGILLAssociated Press
DOYLINE, La. (AP) - The cleanup of 3,000 tons of explosives haphazardly stored at a munitions plant has frayed the nerves of residents who evacuated, closed the high school and spawned a criminal investigation of the company that owns the
By By JAY LINDSAYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Congregants of one of the nation's oldest churches have voted to auction off a 372-year-old hymn book that's expect to fetch $10 million to $20 million at auction.
Members of the Old South Church in Boston authorized the sale of one of its
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Las Vegas Bowl will have a Northwest flavor with a matchup featuring No. 20 Boise State and Washington. The Broncos and Huskies accepted invitations to the Dec. 22 bowl Sunday, setting up just the second-ever matchup between the two schools from neighboring states
By By SCHUYLER DIXONAP Sports Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo knows what matters the most when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys. So while it's nice to break Troy Aikman's franchise record for career touchdown passes, he's focused on getting his team to the playoffs.
By By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. A NEW STAB AT AVOIDING WASHINGTON'S 'FISCAL CLIFF'
Pelosi says she will try to force a House vote on a Senate-passed bill favored by Democrats to break