By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops shelled a suburb of Damascus Tuesday, killing at least 11 people including women and children, as government forces forged ahead with offensives against rebel-held areas around the country, activists said.
With government push against the
By DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Prosecutors rested their case against Pfc. Bradley Manning on Tuesday after presenting evidence from 80 witnesses, trying to prove the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst let military secrets fall into the hands of al-
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - College students' interest rates are at the mercy of Congress.
The interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans doubled from 3.4 percent Monday and could stay doubled unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns
By HYUNG-JIN KIMAssociated Press
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) - North Korea's top diplomat said Tuesday that the U.S. must accept its offer for dialogue without preconditions if it wants to ease tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula. He drew a quick rebuttal from his South Korean
By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - For decades, country and city interests had come together every few years to pass the farm bill, a measure that provided billions of dollars in subsidies to farmers and businesses in rural areas and food stamp money for urbanites.
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - NSA leaker Edward Snowden's best chance of finding refuge outside the United States may hinge on the president of Venezuela, who was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela told
By BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - More than 65 suspects accused of plotting an Islamist coup in the United Arab Emirates received prison sentences of up to 15 years on Tuesday in a mass trial that underscored the widening crackdowns on perceived Arab Spring-
By HAMZA HENDAWI and LEE KEATHAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - His fate hanging in the balance, embattled President Mohammed Morsi vowed not to resign Tuesday, hours before a deadline to yield to the demands of millions of protesters or see the military suspend the constitution, disband parliament and
By BY KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama had a simple answer to European outrage over new allegations that the U.S. spies on its allies: The Europeans do it too.
Obama said Monday during his trip to Africa that every intelligence service in Europe
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) - President Barack Obama is encouraging embattled Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (MOHR'-see) to respond to concerns being voiced by throngs of protesters seeking his removal from office.
The White House confirmed in a statement