By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday, a remarkable comeback for a leader once toppled in a military coup and sent into exile.
By SONIA PEREZ DIAZAssociated Press
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Efrain Rios Montt ruled as Guatemala's dictator, served as president of Congress, preached as an evangelical pastor and now, at 86, has become the first Latin American strongman to stand trial and be convicted on genocide charges in his
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he will nominate former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker to the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
The independent agency oversees U.S.-supported, civilian international broadcasts such as the Voice of America.
Crocker cited health issues when he retired last
WASHINGTON (AP) - A fundraising push by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is drawing criticism from a key Senate Republican who questions whether she has a conflict of interest.
HHS spokesman Jason Young confirms that Sebelius in recent weeks has asked various charitable
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The icy Arctic is emerging as a global economic hot spot - and one that is becoming a security concern for the U.S. as world powers jockey to tap its vast energy resources and stake out unclaimed territories.
Diplomats from eight Arctic
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it was inappropriate for the Internal Revenue Service to target tea party groups for additional reviews during last year's presidential election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said he did not know
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Marines and other U.S. forces in Europe are on a heightened state of alert in response to a deteriorating security situation in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, two U.S. officials said Friday.
The alert order applies to a U.S. special
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Waleed Hammad dressed conservatively for his secret mission into the world of sexual harassment and abuse on the streets of Cairo, donning a long tan skirt and sleeved shirt, and at times covering his head like many Egyptian women.
The 24-year-old actor
By ESAM MOHAMED and MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Scores of Libyan militiamen descended on rally in the nation's capital, Tripoli, kicking and beating protesters who had taken to the streets Friday as part of a call for mass demonstrations against the country's unruly
By BRADY McCOMBSAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The federal government has approved Utah to become the first state to have a dual-model health insurance exchange in which the state and the federal government divide responsibilities.
The plan allows Utah to continue to run its existing health