By JEAN H. LEEAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman hung out with North Korea's Kim Jong Un during his improbable journey to Pyongyang, watching the Harlem Globetrotters with the leader and later drinking and dining on sushi with him.
"You have a friend for life
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - In a significant policy shift, the Obama administration said Thursday it would for the first time provide non-lethal aid directly to rebels who are battling to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, announcing an additional $60 million in assistance to Syria
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. BENEDICT'S LAST DAY AS POPE
The pope met with cardinals one by one today and was to fly to the papal retreat and into retirement by 2 p.m.
2. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN
By HOLBROOK MOHRAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An internal BP probe of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico didn't explore whether upper-level management had a role in causing the disaster because investigators didn't have access to its partners' employees and records, a BP
By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Tropicana hoped to step back into the big leagues when it opened its poker room in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, touting it as the coolest in town.
But that same morning, federal agents shut down the three biggest online poker sites on the
By JASON DEAREN and MARTHA MENDOZAAssociated Press
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - The man shot to death by Santa Cruz police after killing two detectives fought losing battles to control his rage and a Peeping Tom obsession, destructive urges that led to his failure in the military and set him on a path
By MARTHA MENDOZAAssociated Press
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - On a sunny day at a picnic table in Silicon Valley, Eric Migicovsky glanced down at his wristwatch. He wasn't checking the time, he was checking his email. Glancing up, he grinned. The message was from yet another journalist.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage wants his upcoming murder trial moved off the Texas Army post.
Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys also are expected Thursday to discuss their request for changes in the military jury pool.
It's unclear if
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling a truce in the partisan battles, Congress appears ready to send to President Barack Obama a bill that renews and expands the nation's primary law on protecting women from domestic violence.
In a carefully scripted course, the Republican-