WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is warning Congress that failure to act on a defense policy bill before years end would create more uncertainty for the military and undercut the nations commanders.
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — A search resumed Monday in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada for a couple and four children who went to play in the snow and havent returned after a night of sub-zero temperatures.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Outbreaks of looting have spread across Argentina as mobs take advantage of strikes by police demanding pay raises to match inflation. The central government has dispatched federal police to trouble spots and appealed for an
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops seized a key opposition-held town Monday along a major north-south highway critical for transporting the governments chemical weapons stocks to a port where they could be shipped out for destruction by the international community.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 6 about an ownership dispute over an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one of actor Ryan ONeals attorneys. His name is Todd Eagan.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden expressed deep concern about the potential for violence in Ukraine during a phone call with President Viktor Yanukovich on Monday and urged dialogue with opposition leaders to de-escalate the situation, the White
Spies with surveillance agencies in the United States and United Kingdom may have spent time undercover as orcs and blood elves, infiltrating video games like World of Warcraft in a hunt for terrorists hiding in plain sight online.
The campus police officer who shot Robert Cameron Redus said the 23-year-old student got out of his truck after a traffic stop, approached the officer and got into the struggle that claimed Redus life.
SHANGHAI — For the first few weeks, Shen Yongmei was told to sit on a rough plastic stool from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., her back absolutely straight, her hands on her knees, and stare in silence at three sentences painted
From Beirut to Baghdad, millions across the Arab world will tune in to watch the live final of the hugely popular Arabs Got Talent television show on Saturday night. But this year the possibility that the winner might not be
The world today mourns Nelson Mandela, who died in his South African home at age 95 after leading a historic and world-changing life. His death has sparked global celebrations of his legacy, discussions of his impact and debate over his
In a statement that was greeted with derision from opposition activists and commentators, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is two and a half years into a civil war that began as a peaceful uprising against his autocratic rule, said Friday
To fully appreciate what former South African president Nelson Mandela was able to accomplish, it is necessary to hearken back to the South Africa he found when he emerged from prison in 1990, and what the country was like in
JERUSALEM — The Dead Sea has been rapidly disappearing for the past 50 years, one of the world’s natural wonders careening toward ecological collapse. But in a deal signed Monday and hailed as “historic,” Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority
KIEV — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych expressed support Monday for talks with the opposition on ending a series of massive protests in Kiev, as riot police began dismantling some of the protesters’ barricades and an opposition leader called on the
For many years, South Africans have affectionately referred to Nelson Mandela by his traditional Xhosa clan name, Madiba. Its a term of endearment, respect and familiarity. Naturally, since Mandelas passing on Thursday, people around the world have started using Madiba
SEOUL — North Korea on Monday confirmed its purge of Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of supreme leader Kim Jong Un, saying that he abused drugs, disobeyed orders and worked in secret to build up his base of power. Read
MOSCOW — Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians filled the streets of Kiev on Sunday — no longer focused solely on a trade agreement with the European Union, but also turning their attention to recasting their country’s frayed and corrupt political
SEOUL — South Korea on Sunday announced the expansion of its air defense identification zone, extending it farther south into an area that overlaps with similar zones maintained by Japan and China. The South’s decision, widely expected after a week
NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party suffered a bruising blow Sunday, losing four keenly watched state elections in what is seen as a semifinal for the national vote in the spring. The country’s main opposition, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya
KABUL — The Afghan “Pentagon” being built here is a sprawling symbol of U.S. generosity. The American government has already spent about $107 million — double the initial estimate — on the five-story Defense Ministry headquarters, which will include state-of-the-art
JOHANNESBURG — Less than 10 miles from Nelson Mandela’s opulent home, where thousands are gathering every day to pay tribute, is another house once inhabited by the anti-apartheid icon. This one has only one room, no toilet, no running water,
IRBIL, Iraq – The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an al-Qaeda splinter group with a goal of creating a new country based on a radical interpretation of Islamic law, has launched a major campaign to establish control of territory
SEOUL — Vice President Biden’s trip to Asia was the perfect opportunity for a politician with a reputation for verbal gaffes to show off his serious political chops. A skirmish between China and Japan thrust him into the role of
KABUL — U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in the Afghan capital Saturday for an unannounced visit that comes as Washington and President Hamid Karzai remain at loggerheads over the terms of a plan that would keep American troops
TOKYO — Vice President Biden urged Japan and China last week to set up “effective channels of communication” to avoid a dangerous escalation in their increasingly fraught dispute over maritime territory. But the estrangement between the Asian powers is so
This weeks incident in Mexico, in which highly lethal cobalt-60 was stolen in a truck theft and not recovered for two days, may have been unusually disquieting, but it was not unusual. Nuclear material is stolen or lost two to
HAVANA (Reuters) - Russia and Cuba have quietly signed an agreement to write off 90 percent of Cubas $32 billion debt to the defunct Soviet Union, a deal that ends a 20-year squabble and opens the way for more investment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators are preparing legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran in six months if an interim deal on the Islamic Republics nuclear program goes nowhere, penalties that Irans foreign minister has said would kill the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Iranian nuclear deal would be dead if the U.S. Congress imposes new sanctions, even if they do not take effect for six months, Time Magazine said on Monday.
BANGUI (Reuters) - French troops in Central African Republic manned checkpoints in the capital Bangui on Monday and searched for weapons in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for hundreds of killings since last week.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers began expert-level talks on Monday to work out nitty gritty details in implementing a landmark accord for Tehran to curb its disputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing of sanctions.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the year since the massacre of 26 schoolchildren and adults in Newtown, Connecticut, efforts to pass gun legislation have stalled in the U.S. Congress but shifted to the states, helped by the deep pockets of outgoing
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assads forces have taken control of a highway connecting Damascus to the coast that is needed to extract hundreds of tons of toxic chemicals for destruction, a monitoring group said on Monday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior Palestinian official said the United States was asking Palestinians to make security concessions in peace talks with Israel in order to silence the Jewish states criticism of world power diplomacy over Irans nuclear program.
CAIRO (Reuters) - The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood appeared in court on Monday for the first time since he was arrested in a state crackdown on the group following the army overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slid in opinion polls after his ruling coalition steamrolled through parliament a tough secrecy act that critics fear could muzzle media and allow officials to hide misdeeds.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - - Indias Hindu nationalist opposition party vowed on Monday to seize the momentum from a string of big state poll victories and smooth the tough job of broadening its appeal beyond traditional northern strongholds in time
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed the use of U.S. drones against militants in remote areas of Pakistan on Monday during the first visit by a Pentagon chief to the South Asian ally in almost four
KIEV (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraines capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope for the nation and the
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Protesters seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and install unelected leaders in a so-called peoples coup will march across Bangkok on Monday, reigniting a political crisis in Southeast Asias second-biggest economy.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea announced on Monday the dismissal of Jang Song Thaek, the once powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, for what it described as a string of criminal acts including mismanaging the economy, corruption, womanising and
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans voted in municipal elections on Sunday that were the biggest political test yet for President Nicolas Maduro as he tries to halt an economic slide and preserve the socialist legacy of his late mentor, Hugo Chavez.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea confirmed on Monday the dismissal of Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un who was previously considered the second most powerful man in the secretive state, for committing criminal acts.
The families of many of those who were killed in a shooting rampage a year ago at a Connecticut elementary school gathered Monday to encourage people to honor the victims with acts of kindness on the massacres anniversary.
DETROIT — The federal bailout of General Motors, Chrysler and parts suppliers in 2009 saved 1.5 million U.S. jobs and preserved $105.3 billion in personal and social insurance tax collections, according to a study released Monday.
Nearly 20 L.A. current and former sheriff’s deputies were expected to be arrested Monday in connection with a two-year- federal probe into corruption and inmate abuse in the Los Angeles County jail system, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said
The men and women who will decide if Jordan Linn Graham had murder in her heart when she pushed her new husband Cody Johnson off a 200-foot cliff — eight days after she walked down the aisle with tears in
Former President Jimmy Carter told NBC News on Monday that he places Nelson Mandela alongside Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa as exemplars of inspiration and moral virtue in world history.
An open-air stadium packed with as many as 95,000 mourners, and thousands more surging to get close. On the inside, one current and three former presidents of the United States, and the leaders of most of the world, from Afghanistan
Fly the new American Airlines, it wont cost any more...as long as demand doesnt drop.That was the message from Doug Parker, who became chief executive officer of the worlds largest airline on Monday with the merger of U.S. Airways and
Scientists now have an answer to a question you never knew you had: What happened to all the dinosaur dung? Cockroaches vacuumed it up, a new study suggests. One animals waste is another animals gourmet meal.
Last month, adorable photos of 2-year-old Beau and his puppy brother Theo were posted to Instagram and melted the hearts of thousands who couldnt get enough of the cuteness.Kathie Lee and Hoda gushed over new photos the pairs mom Jessica
GRAPHIC WARNING: Contains images which some viewers may find disturbing. Christian and Muslim mobs went on lynching sprees on Monday as French forces began disarming fighters in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.
The parents of a toddler with autism are devastated and vowing to fight their community’s decision to ban residents from raising backyard chickens.Ashleigh and Joe Hart say their 3-year-old son J.J. used to stare off into space, barely speak and
Carrie Underwood, who played Maria on NBCs live production of "The Sound of Music," is responding in a gentle manner to detractors of her portrayal of Maria, the iconic role made famous by Julie Andrews in 1965.
JOHANNESBURG - From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder its so sought after - and the source of
Protests in Ukraine’s capital, which have grown for two weeks and seemed to reach new heights Sunday, show the depth of rage at Ukraine’s president, who has few palatable options to defuse the country’s crisis.
George W. Bush will join Barack Obama aboard Air Force One on the flight to Nelson Mandelas funeral. Such trips have often played an important role in the friendships for the worlds most exclusive club, write TIMEs Nancy Gibbs and
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Nassau County from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, forecasting a possible 2 to 4 inches of snow, with occasional visibility below Â½ mile in brief bands of moderate to heavy snow,
With both its quarters and its menu expanded, the remodeled San Marzano Brick Oven Pizzeria in Merrick was a warm refuge on a chilly night, thanks to its wood-burning pizza oven. Service, however, was a bit cool and detached.
A member of the Salvadoran street gang MS-13 was sentenced to life in prison Monday for his role in several violent felonies, including the execution-style murders of a teen mother and her 2-year-old son.
Eight major technology companies have joined forces to call for tighter controls on government surveillance, issuing an open letter Monday to President Barack Obama arguing for reforms in the way the U.S. snoops on people.