By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Now that his re-election is secured, President Barack Obama has a freer hand to deal with a world of familiar problems in fresh ways, from toughening America's approach to Iran and Syria while potentially engaging other
By The Associated Press
"I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. We may take a setback in the next 24 hours." - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after a nor'easter pounded the New York metro area just days after Superstorm Sandy devastated the region.
"It's harder for the
By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff." House
By DINESH RAMDEAssociated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Candidates approving this message have been at it for two years in Wisconsin, along with the robocalls, angry commercials, emails begging for campaign donations and glossy political mail.
Think you had it bad over the last few months? Don't
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Syrian opposition leaders say they have made progress toward forging a broad-based leadership group sought by the international community.
Riad Seif, the author of the proposal, says the main opposition bloc, the Syrian National Council, deferred a decision until after a final
By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - The leadership of Syria's main opposition group in exile is an all-male affair after elections failed to promote a single woman to the decision-making group of 41 members.
Some of the female delegates at the Syrian National Council conference
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAAssociated Press
ISTANBUL (AP) - Few archaeological sites seem as entwined with conflict, ancient and modern, as the city of Karkemish.
The scene of a battle mentioned in the Bible, it lies smack on the border between Turkey and Syria, where civil war rages today. Twenty-
By AYE AYE WINAssociated Press
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - President Barack Obama will make a groundbreaking visit later this month to Myanmar, an official said Thursday, following through with his policy of rapprochement to encourage democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.
The Myanmar official
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and SONIA PEREZ D.Associated Press
SAN CRISTOBAL CUCHO, Guatemala (AP) - The 10 members of the Vasquez family were found together under the rubble of the rock quarry that had been their livelihood, some in a desperate final embrace, others clinging to the faintest of
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Asian stock markets sank Friday, weighed down by fears over the so-called U.S. "fiscal cliff" that investors see as a big threat to the economic recovery.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.9 percent to 8,757.39 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng