By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts over protests from Russia, China, Pakistan and Azerbaijan.
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a critical climate indicator showing an ever warming world, the amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to an all-time low this year, obliterating old records.
The ice cap at the North Pole measured 1.32 million square miles on Sunday.
By CARLEY PETESCHAssociated Press
MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) - Lonmin miners celebrated a wage deal Wednesday that ended a deadly and prolonged strike but labor unrest continued with police firing rubber bullets and tear gas at strikers at a different platinum mine.
Some warned that the deal
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has identified 117 Iranian aircraft it says are ferrying weapons to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
The Treasury Department says the planes operated by Iran Air, Mahan Air and Yas Air are delivering
By JIM SUHRAssociated Press
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) - Crews scrambled to make repairs Wednesday near the busiest Mississippi River lock shut down because of damage blamed partly on the summer drought, snarling hundreds of barges and tugboats in a backlog that was growing worse by the hour.
UPDATE: Andrew Appleton, 51, was arraigned Wednesday morning for felony rape in Latah County magistrate court. He appeared in person with his defense lawyer and the judge set his bond at $100,000. Appleton said nothing in court and his next hearing is set for October 3rd.WSU Spokesperson Darin
UPDATE: The Washington State University professor accused of rape has been released from jail.
Andrew Appleton, 51, a professor of politics at WSU, had been held on a $100,000 bond stemming from charges he raped a teen girl.
Appleton had been a tenured professor at WSU, but has since been
By JONATHAN J. COOPER and KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: "Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?"
It's a bit more complicated than that in the three states
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On September 9, 2012, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy T. Liljenberg responded to Walgreens at 12315 North Division on a Robbery call. Deputy Liljenberg spoke with store employees who told him that at about 10:00 a.m., a
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The Defense Department says three of four soldiers killed Sunday in an insider attack in Afghanistan were from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Pentagon said Wednesday their position was attacked with small arms fire. A NATO spokesman said