By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations will investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, which would amount to a crime against humanity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Thursday.
The investigation could be broader than the Syrian
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels captured one village and parts of others on the edge of the Golan Heights Thursday as fighting closed in on the strategic plateau that Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and later annexed, activists and officials said.
If the rebels take
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The jailed Kurdish rebel leader called Thursday for an immediate cease-fire and for thousands of his fighters to withdraw from Turkish territory, a major step toward ending one of the world's bloodiest insurgencies.
Hundreds of thousands were gathered to hear the message in
By JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned appeal Thursday for Israel to recognize that compromise will be necessary to secure peace and lasting security for the Jewish state.
Telling an audience of university students that the
By GREG RISLING and JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Saying she feared "all hell" had broken loose among jurors, a judge declared a mistrial Thursday on dozens of remaining counts against five former elected officials who had been convicted the day before of looting a working-class
By SAM HANANEL and JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As they struggle to get ahead, many low-wage workers are not taking advantage of job training or educational programs that could help them make the leap to better-paying jobs. They are often skeptical about whether such programs
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House passed a tea party-flavored budget plan Thursday that promises sharp cuts in safety-net programs for the poor and a clampdown on domestic agencies, in sharp contrast to less austere plans favored by President Barack
By WILSON RINGAssociated Press
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The protesters gather at noon every Friday in front of the Montpelier post office, sharing signs made up years ago to tell their little part of the world why they oppose the latest war involving the United States.
There might be as few as two
By LINDSEY TANNERAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's most influential pediatrician's group says gays should be allowed to marry to help ensure the health and well-being of their children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics' new policy, published online Thursday, cites research
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A key Senate committee chairman on Wednesday chided bipartisan negotiators working on an immigration bill, saying their progress is too slow and the delay is setting back action on reform.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., also has