By AMIR SHAHAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gate of a government compound in eastern Afghanistan before dawn Friday, opening the way for armed insurgents to storm the facility and touching off an hours-long gunbattle that left
NEW YORK (AP) - A flight attendant on a weather-delayed plane at LaGuardia Airport yelled at passengers and challenged them to leave the plane if they dared. The incident involving American Eagle flight attendant Jose Serrano was caught on video. Flight 4607 to Raleigh-Durham, N.C
By DALIA NAMMARI and KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinians on Friday persuaded the U.N. cultural agency to list the Church of the Nativity - the place where Christians believe Jesus was born - as an endangered World Heritage site despite
By PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Marathon swimmer Penny Palfrey powered through the Straits of Florida on Friday as she attempted a record 103-mile (166-kilometer) unassisted swim from Cuba to Florida that tests the limits of human endurance and the will of the high
MSNBC.COM - Fiscal woes in Europe and sluggish job growth in the United States
have put downward pressures on oil prices. As a result, gasoline prices
declined in all but two states over the past month, dropping 7.1 percent
across the country. In many of these, gas prices are on the verge of
By The Associated Press
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, July 1: Battle of Malvern Hill.
This week opened 150 years ago in the Civil War with the roaring finish to the Seven Days' Battle - that bloody, pivotal week of
By The Associated PressAssociated Press
From above, the destruction wrought by a raging Colorado wildfire becomes painfully clear: Rows and rows of homes - hundreds in all - reduced to smoldering ashes. Amid the devastation, there are hopeful signs: More than 120 soldiers using
CHICAGO (AP) - Planes are flying again at Chicago's Midway International Airport after a nearly four-hour shutdown caused by a lack of runway lights.
Chicago Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride says a problem with the lighting equipment caused the
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - A 20-year-old man was charged Friday with beating and dragging a 4-year-old just weeks before the child's body was found under the porch of his mother's home in mid-Michigan.
By DONNA BRYSONAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Chimpanzees at a sanctuary for the animals in eastern South Africa pulled an American researcher who was leading a tour into their enclosure, bit him severely and dragged him nearly half a mile (kilometer).