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
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - When Pope Benedict XVI announced last month he was transferring his respected sex crimes prosecutor to Malta to become a bishop, Vatican watchers immediately questioned whether the Holy See's tough line on clerical abuse was going soft
By ERIKA KINETZAssociated Press
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - The soldiers began to shoot students at Rangoon University at 6:30 p.m. Hla Shwe watched, cowering in a nearby building, as his friends died. "I heard the shouting," he recalled. "They shot whoever they saw."
It was July 7, 1962, the day
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Sixty dogs and cats that were displaced by Superstorm Sandy have arrived in San Diego following a cross-country flight.
The plane carrying the animals landed at Lindberg Field Saturday, and they were taken to a shelter in Rancho Santa Fe.
A spokeswoman for the Helen Woodward Animal
By RALPH D. RUSSOAP College Football Writer
Coming into Saturday, Oregon and Kansas State had the inside track to college football's national championship and the Southeastern Conference's run of six straight BCS titles was in jeopardy.
Then No. 2 K-State got thumped 52-24 by unranked
ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) - Two police helicopters collided over a helipad Saturday, leaving five Pasadena officers and a civilian with minor injuries, officials said.
Police believed the collision occurred when the rotator blades of a chopper that was landing and one that was taking off touched, Lt.
ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say six Pasadena officers have minor injuries after two police helicopters collided over a helipad Saturday in the Los Angeles area.
Police Lt. Phlunte Riddle says a chopper that was landing came into contact with one that was taking off.
The collision caused the
By IBRAHIM BARZAK and KARIN LAUB
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - An Israeli missile flattened a two-story house in a residential neighborhood of Gaza City on Sunday, killing at least 11 civilians, mostly women and children, Palestinian medical officials said, as Israel expanded a military
By ANNE M. PETERSONAP Sports Writer
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - As Stanford's game-winning field goal tumbled through the goal posts, Oregon running back Kenjon Barner fell to his knees in dejection. With a clear path to the BCS championship game, the speedy Ducks slipped up.
A 17-14 loss in
By STEPHEN HAWKINSAP Sports Writer
WACO, Texas (AP) - Collin Klein and second-ranked Kansas State can still get to a BCS game. Getting to the BCS championship game is all but lost.
"Anger, frustration, obviously disappointment," Wildcats tight end Travis Tannahill said as he described his