By LOU FERRARAAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Neil Young, the Black Keys, Foo Fighters and others wowed thousands who turned out Saturday night for a free concert in Central Park to call attention to poverty worldwide.
Dubbed the Global Citizen Festival, the concert also featured K'naan,
By DIAA HADIDAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The head of a leading Islamic organization Saturday called for a global ban on offending the character of the Prophet Muhammad, saying that it should be equated with hate speech.
Such a ban would demonstrate how an interconnected world
ATLANTA (AP) - The federal government has no standards to protect the integrity of the achievement tests it requires in tens of thousands of public schools, and test security among the states is so inconsistent that Americans can't be sure those all-important test scores are legitimate, The
ATLANTA (AP) - The federal government has no standards to protect the integrity of the achievement tests it requires in tens of thousands of public schools, and test security among the states is so inconsistent that Americans can't be sure those all-important test scores are legitimate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has blocked a Chinese company from owning four wind farm projects in northern Oregon near a Navy base where the U.S. military flies unmanned drones and electronic-warfare planes on training missions. It was the first time in 22 years that a
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A prosecutor is asking the state's highest court to overturn the dismissal of a rape case against a former Bonner County man. Deputy Attorney General Kenneth Jorgensen's notice of appeal comes about a month after the case against 50-year-old Gary
By PATRICK WALTERSAssociated Press
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A generation ago, this town was booming thanks to a manufacturing behemoth that helped build the New York City skyline, Panama Canal, battleships and countless miles of railway. Now, more than a decade after Bethlehem Steel went bankrupt
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took along not only his armored trucks and personal army, but also his department heads and a team of
By Bassem Mroue and Jamal Halaby and Lara Jakes and Marjorie Olster and Sameer N. YacoubAssociated Press
A woman loses her children, her husband and both legs. A penniless family is forced to flee from Syria back to Iraq. Camps are overflowing with people and with bitterness, and refugees are
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - While he grew up in New York, John Lahey recalls, the Irish famine was almost a taboo topic. But these days, the Quinnipiac University president and former grand marshal of the New York St. Patrick's Day parade is determined to