By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Intense clashes between Syrian rebels and government forces backed by helicopters spread to new areas of the capital Damascus Tuesday, including a brief firefight near Parliament. It was the third straight day of fighting that has posed an
By JIM FITZGERALDAssociated Press
ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) - Kerry Kennedy, ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said doctors believe her recent auto accident on a highway was caused not by illegal drugs or a sleeping pill, but by a seizure stemming from an old brain injury.
Kennedy pleaded not guilty
By DANICA KIRKA and STEPHEN WILSONAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - London Games officials dismissed concerns Tuesday over a lost bus driver, a scramble for more security guards and some rain-soaked venues - embarrassments that had one tabloid newspaper headline using the Olympic rings to spell out
By DAVID N. GOODMANAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A bogus bomb threat forced the closure of the Ambassador Bridge for several hours, the second such threat to a major crossing connecting Detroit to Canada in recent days.
Detroit police said a 911 call came in around 7:20 p.m. Monday to
By JAMIE STENGLEAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Former President George W. Bush said he wants his institute, which Tuesday released a book featuring experts weighing in on ways for the U.S. to jumpstart the economy toward 4 percent gross domestic product growth, to be an "action-oriented" place.
By FENIT NIRAPPILAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California ban on the sale of foie gras did not stop Karlene Bley from ordering the duck liver delicacy as she lunched Tuesday at the posh Presidio Social Club.
Bley, who was visiting from Los Angeles and sitting with her son, spoke
By GARANCE BURKEAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's largest produce-safety testing program narrowly escaped closure thanks to a last-minute grudging reprieve from the Agriculture Department, and finding a permanent solution to keep tainted fruits and vegetables from reaching
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If diplomatic achievements were measured by the number of countries visited, Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the most accomplished secretary of state in history.
While historians will debate and eventually rate her tenure as
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Fighting back tears, a woman testified Tuesday that a Texas Air Force base instructor facing charges in a widening military sex scandal refused her pleas of no after luring her into his office and then sexually assaulted her on a bed.
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities searching for two young cousins drained an Iowa lake Tuesday after FBI dogs detected the girls' scents near where their bicycles were found four days earlier, heightening suspicion from family members that they might have been