By DAVID B. CARUSOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A group of rabbis is clashing with New York City health officials over the safety of an ancient circumcision ritual.
Three rabbis and three Jewish groups asked a federal court Thursday to block enforcement of a new regulation requiring written
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed shops. Supporters of Initiative 502 say allowing recreational pot sales could make drug laws a little more reasonable, prevent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will visit Myanmar next week during a five-country trip to Asia
Burns will arrive in Myanmar next Wednesday and will meet with President Thein Sein, members of his government, and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
It will be the highest-
By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Airline Writers
DALLAS (AP) - Just weeks ago, American Airlines was working its way through bankruptcy court, on schedule for one of the fastest turnarounds in aviation history. Planes were full. Revenue was pouring in. Then seemingly overnight, American
UPDATE: The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports that Nancy J. Schilling, missing since Wednesday night, was found by a local hunter at about 7:30 Friday morning near the area where her car was recovered.
She was tired, hungry and dehydrated, but otherwise in good physical health. Mrs.
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan said Thursday its security alliance with the U.S. is an important deterrent against conflict breaking out between China and Japan over disputed islands.
Tensions between the Asian powers have spiked since Japan last month
By ALICIA CHANGAP Science Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the space shuttle Endeavour weaves through working-class communities on its way to its retirement home, Hildreth "Hal" Walker Jr. wants the children he tutors to remember a few names: Ronald McNair. Mae Jemison. Charles Bolden.
By BRIAN WITTEAssociated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) - Shade Worrell and her youngest son barely escaped a fire that tore through her east Baltimore home Thursday, killing five people.
The 19-year-old described choking on smoke as she scrambled to a first-floor window with her 2-month-old son. She
By JULIET WILLIAMSAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After returning to the governor's office, Jerry Brown criticized a political culture he said lacked a common purpose and warned of a "war of all against all" unless the sniping camps learned to compromise and fix California's
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court has sided with Samsung Electronics Corp. in one aspect of its ongoing patent dispute with Apple Inc.
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday overturned a judge's order blocking Samsung from selling its