By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The end game in Afghanistan is off to a shaky start.
Just as the last U.S. "surge" troops leave the country, trouble is breaking out in ways that go to the core of the strategy for winding down the U.S. and allied combat role and
By JESSIE L. BONNERAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A bear cub rescued from a fire in the Idaho backcountry after suffering second-degree burns on all four of its paws has been moved to a wildlife sanctuary and is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Monday.
The bear nicknamed "
By EMERY P. DALESIOAssociated Press
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - After a two-year saga of scandals, the country's oldest public university is in the limelight for another reason: Will the campus leader trying to clean up the messes step down next summer, despite pleas to stay?
By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Family members of a Las Vegas man accused of driving drunk when the car he was driving plowed into a crowded bus stop are expressing sorrow for victims and their families.
Suspect Gary Lee Hosey Jr.'s mother, father and aunt said outside court
By MITCH WEISSAssociated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Joseph Green Brown refused to run from his troubled past. He'd tell audiences he was only hours from being executed on Florida's death row. He'd talk about how an appeals court overturned his rape and murder convictions in 1986
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board violated federal ethics rules by helping investigate a case involving Wal-Mart Stores Inc. despite holding a financial interest in the company, the board's inspector general has found.
By ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - When top Arkansas Democrats talk about their priorities in the 2012 election, they hardly mention the race for the White House or the fight for the state's four congressional seats.
They're focused instead on dozens of state
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Abusing alcohol and drugs has been part of military culture historically: troops do it for fun, to ease the stresses of war or to be part of the brotherhood.
But a new report says substance use and misuse among troops and their families has
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour apparently doesn't want to leave home.
NASA's youngest shuttle was supposed to depart Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Monday for its permanent museum home in Los Angeles. But stormy weather along
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian terrorist arrested on the eve of the new millennium in a rental car packed with explosives, has been sentenced twice before by a federal judge.
Each time, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour ordered him to serve 22-year