By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday that extremists used an anti-Islam video as an excuse to assault U.S. interests overseas, including an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSAssociated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A 17,000-member megachurch deep in Oklahoma's Bible Belt has been rattled by allegations that five employees waited two weeks to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a campus stairwell, allegedly by a church worker.
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) - After a 25-year ban, America will begin allowing Royal New Zealand Navy ships to visit U.S. military and Coast Guard facilities around the world, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday.
He said a policy change will allow
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Microsoft Corp., the Hewlett-Packard Co. and other multinational corporations have avoided billions in U.S. taxes by shifting profits offshore and taking advantage of weak, ambiguous sections of the tax code, Senate investigators said Thursday.
By DEEPTI HAJELAAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Whenever Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comes to New York, protesters pay attention. They know where he's staying. They stand outside the building when he makes a speech, holding signs calling him a dictator and comparing him to Adolf
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - For three straight weeks, high school football players in a small southeast Texas town took the field by bolting through large red-and-white banners that hollered the praises of Jesus Christ.
Most people in Kountze viewed the banners as
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A key component of California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law would impose enormous costs on businesses at a time when the state's economy is sputtering, oil refiners, manufacturers and others said Thursday.
Fees from the
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and KIMBERLY DOZIERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pakistan's foreign minister revealed Thursday that her country would soon hold confidential talks with the United States and Afghanistan to improve a three-way counterterrorism relationship beset by misunderstandings,
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Three metropolitan areas in California's Central Valley, the region with the highest farm revenues in the country, rank among the poorest in the state and nation, Census figures released Thursday show.
Fresno, Modesto and Bakersfield-
By DESMOND BUTLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The husband of one of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot is seeking U.S. sanctions against Russian officials involved in prosecuting the musicians.
Petya Verzilov met Thursday with lawmakers and aides involved in