By By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - They showed a military-style precision: Crowds of bearded Islamists proclaiming allegiance to Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi and chanting "God is great" as they descended on tents set up by anti-Morsi protesters outside the presidential
By By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. BRITISH BANK TO PAY RECORD FINE
HSBC's agreement to pay $1.9 billion is the biggest ever in a case involving a bank.
2. WHY AMERICANS ARE AFRAID OF THE '
By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - With a nervous eye on the "fiscal cliff," the Federal Reserve is expected this week to announce a new bond-buying plan to support the U.S. economy.
The goal would be to further reduce long-term interest rates and encourage borrowing
By By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
KUWAIT CITY (AP) - The Syrian government seems to have slowed preparations for the possible use of chemical weapons against rebel targets, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.
Last week, U.S. officials said there was evidence that
By By HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Most Egyptian judges rejected any role Tuesday in overseeing the country's constitutional referendum, a move likely to cast further doubt on the legitimacy of the disputed charter.
The nation's worst crisis since Hosni
By By HOLBROOK MOHRAssociated Press
DOYLINE, La. (AP) - The explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town has come under scrutiny for explosions and its handling of dangerous materials before, and it was so far behind on its rent that the Louisiana National Guard
By By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Military doctors are treating South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela for a recurring lung infection, an ailment the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader remains susceptible to because of his age and his 27 years in prison.
By By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - American fourth-graders are performing better than they were four years ago in math and reading, but students four years older show no such progress, a global study released Tuesday revealed.
Although the U.S. remains in the top dozen or so
By By DAVID DISHNEAUAssociated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - In a military hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning that has unfolded over the past two weeks, the reams of classified documents he is accused of leaking have barely come up. Instead, the proceedings have focused on a bedsheet noose,
By By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Syria's main opposition group the sole "legitimate representative" of its country's people Tuesday, deeming the move "a big step" in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar