By The Associated Press
A list of the 32 American students who were named Sunday as Rhodes Scholars, according to the Rhodes Trust:
Margaret C. Hayden, Brunswick, Maine (Stanford)
Phillip Z. Yao, North Caldwell, N.J. (Harvard)
Julian B. Gewirtz, Hamden, Conn. (Harvard)
Benjamine Y. Liu,
By MELANIE GOUBYAssociated Press
GOMA, Congo (AP) - A rebel group believed to be backed by Rwanda advanced to within two miles (three kilometers) of Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo, marking the first time that rebels have come this close since 2008.
Congolese army spokesman
By The Associated Press
There are numerous hurdles, big and small, in front of President Barack Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill as they seek a budget and tax agreement to avoid economy-rattling tax increases and automatic spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." They include:
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's entirely possible that lawmakers and the White House will reach a deal that staves off an avalanche of tax increases and deep cuts in government programs before a Jan. 1 deadline. To do so, however, they'll have to resolve deep
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she's hopeful lawmakers can come to a deal to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" but any agreement has to include tax rate increases for the wealthy.
She tells ABC's "This Week" that she can't accept a deal that caps deductions
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - Even in the temples of Asia, President Barack Obama cannot escape thoughts of that fiscal cliff back home.
Touring the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok, a sprawling compound of temples, gardens and man-made waterfalls, Obama was overheard
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In a story Nov. 18 about Rhodes scholars, The Associated Press erroneously described the location of the KwaZulu-Natal region. It is in eastern South Africa, not western South Africa.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Rhodes Scholars announced for 2013
32 students from
ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating a collision involving two police helicopters in the Los Angeles area that left five officers and a civilian with minor injuries.
Investigators believe Saturday's crash occurred when the rotator blades touched of a chopper that was
By JANET McCONNAUGHEYAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As crews searched Sunday for a worker still missing after an oil platform explosion and fire, doctors said one of four men burned in the blaze is improving and is now in fair condition.
Two remained in critical condition and one in
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In a historic trip to a long shunned land, President Barack Obama on Monday showered praise and promises of more U.S. help to Myanmar if the Asian nation keeps building its new democracy. "Our goal is to sustain the momentum," he declared