By STACY A. ANDERSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United Negro College Fund has recruited a crop of celebrities to drive home the message that getting into college is one thing, but getting through it is another.
The 5th annual UNCF Empower Me Tour kicks off Saturday at George
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Haqqani insurgent network, based in Pakistan and with ties to al-Qaida, is suspected of being a driving force behind a significant number of the "insider" attacks by Afghan forces that have killed or wounded more than 130
By KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening the campaign's last month, Mitt Romney ticked off indicators of economic misery Saturday night to suggest that a drop in unemployment hasn't reversed what ails the nation. President Barack Obama's campaign and
By BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated Press
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Eric Allen was 18 and voting in his first presidential election when he chose Barack Obama over John McCain. Four years older now and looking for a job, he is just the kind of voter Republican Mitt Romney needs to win - and win big
SPOKANE, Wash. - One person is in custody for a stabbing in downtown Spokane Friday night. It happened at Wall St. and Third Ave just after 9:00pm.
The first call came in of a person wounded in a parking lot. That victim has only been identified as a 51-year-old male that was stabbed in the
By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's military will "crush" armed rebels, President Bashar Assad's defense minister warned Saturday, as the regime shelled rebel positions in two cities and near the Lebanese border in a widening offensive.
Neighboring Turkey, meanwhile, set
By HYUNG-JIN KIMAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol,
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - A painful and damaging chapter in Pope Benedict XVI's papacy closed Saturday with the conviction of his former butler on charges he stole the pontiff's private letters and leaked them to a journalist. But questions remain as to
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. has been looking into the arrests of two Tunisian men being detained in Turkey reportedly in connection with attacks on a consulate in Libya last month. And he says he's unsure of any links between al-Qaida and
By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKERAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - On the streets of Venezuela's capital, six people explain their choices to vote for either President Hugo Chavez or his challenger Henrique Capriles on Sunday:
GUSTAVO CHOURIO, 54
From underneath a bridge, Gustavo