WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop collecting thousands of Internet communications from Americans with no connection to terrorism. It says it was an
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Emin Akhmedbekov feared persecution for his numerous lawsuits against Azerbaijan. So the former police officer took his wife, three children and elderly mother and fled to Ukraine, hoping to find refuge in one of
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Lashed each year by typhoons and stuck with outdated drainage systems, the Philippine capital has been hit by ever-worsening floods. Population growth, inadequate infrastructure, corruption, deforestation and even trash build-up combine to exacerbate the
JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli official says chemical weapons were used in the attack in Syria that left at least 100 people dead in the eastern suburbs of Damascus.
Yuval Steinitz, the minister for intelligence and strategic
JINAN, China (AP) — Prosecutors accused ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai of using his wife and son as intermediaries in netting more than $4 million in corruption, as the disgraced populist stood trial Thursday in one of the
NEW YORK (AP) — After a federal judge rapped one of the New York Police Department’s core tactics as racially discriminatory and appointed a monitor to oversee changes, lawmakers say they are set to add another dose of
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar said a U.N. human rights envoy was well-protected during a visit to a city wracked by religious violence, brushing off his claims that police did nothing as a 200-strong Buddhist mob descended on
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When 18-year-old Cheyenne Ketter-Franklin begins classes at the University at Buffalo next week, she will be spared at least one anxiety — the prospect of being saddled with a mountain of higher-education debt.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — People are going nuts in one western Pennsylvania city that claims to be the birthplace of the banana split.
The residents of Latrobe, a city of 9,000 some 40 miles east of Pittsburgh, are poised
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak is expected to be freed from prison and placed under house arrest on Thursday after being ordered released the previous day, following more than two years in detention.