By DALE GAVLAK and DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) - Western efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad shifted dramatically Wednesday, with Britain announcing it will deal directly with rebel military leaders.
A Turkish official also said his nation has held discussions
By The Associated Press
President Barack Obama's re-election in the United States elicited strong feelings - from optimism to skepticism - around the world. A sampling of global reaction:
"One of the first things I want to talk to Barack about is how we must do more to try and solve
By CHARLES HUTZLERAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - China's ruling communists opened a pivotal congress to initiate a power handover by giving a nod to their revolutionary past and broadly promising cleaner government while keeping off-stage the main event - the bargaining over seats in the
By MIKE BAKERAssociated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republicans who had lofty ambitions for taking over governors' offices this year fell short in another one of their targeted states Wednesday and clung to diminishing hope in another.
Democrat Steve Bullock was elected governor in Montana
By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tuesday's presidential election results showed the American voting public has not only become more permanently diverse in its makeup, but also in its mindset.
Obama bet, and won, on the assumption that the electorate would retain much of
By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Syria's main opposition bloc elected an all-male leadership team early Thursday, undermining its own bid to showcase itself as a more diverse group that can represent all those trying to oust President Bashar Assad.
The Syrian National
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - That Lawrence Jones targeted a handful of his co-workers at a chicken-processing plant, killing two of them execution-style, was evident, authorities said. But why he did it remained unclear.
"He had opportunity to shoot other co-workers
By GREG RISLING and LINDA DEUTSCHAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - A U.S. agent who investigated the massacre of 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan earlier this year recounted the livid reaction from local villagers and said Wednesday that it was weeks before American forces could visit
By DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's Parliament passed a crucial austerity bill early Thursday in vote so close that it left the coalition government reeling from dissent.
The bill, which will further slash pensions and salaries, passed 153-