Israel plans to free more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, including hundreds serving life sentences for attacks on Israelis, in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was captured by Hamas in 2006. How and why has the controversial deal come about?
The question is a serious one, and its answer has multiple political and security implications: Did a Mexican political party have agreements with organized crime, specifically the PRI which governed Mexico for 71 years?
Heavy rain that has killed at least 60 people in Central America is not expected to let up soon, authorities said Monday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy says IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died of blunt head trauma after a spectacular 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.&nbs..
In his first televised interview since he was launched toward the presidency again, Russia's powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that his goal of returning to the Kremlin was to "stabilize" and "diversify" the national economy as well as to "strengthen the fundamental basis of the political system and the democratic institutions" of the country.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The estranged brother of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt is suing him in Ohio for $20 million, saying he was wrongly fired from his job at Flynt's pornogra..
TORONTO (AP) - The BlackBerry has left a bitter taste in the mouths of its users. Trying to make amends for massive outages last week, Research In Motion on Monda..
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denied allegations that Iranian government agents were involved in a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia ambassador to Washington..
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says 61 men who had been kidnapped by a drug cartel before soldiers rescued them were migrants. Calderon said..
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile is giving nearly 57,000 18-year-olds one month to report for potential military duty, saying the government needs to fill gaps in its armed forces beca..
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) - A light aircraft crashed after takeoff and burst into flames in Botswana, killing the British pilot and seven tourists from France, Sweden and Britain, a ..
Iran is willing to look at evidence that an Iranian man plotted to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, the country's foreign minister said Monday, even as he denied the allegations had "the necessary basis in fact."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dozens of pieces of identification and power of attorney documents have been discovered after a Philadelphia landlord found four mentally disabled adults locked..
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Customers of insurance giant Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield could pay up to $45 a month more for health insurance under a proposal announced Monday by the ..
Libya's new government said it is getting near to gaining full control of Bani Walid after its fighters took control of the city's main hospital overnight, a military official said Monday.
Thousands of women marched toward Yemen's foreign ministry in the capital, Sanaa, Monday, demanding U.N. intervention in the ongoing unrest in the Persian Gulf nation, residents and eyewitnesses said.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Academics, legislators and former government officials are trying to do what diplomats have so far failed to: lay the foundation for lasting peace between North ..
FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) - President Obama says congressional Republicans are saying no to the American people by blocking his jobs plan. Obama kicked off a three-day ..
Islamic militants in Somalia have threatened to "come into Kenya" if Kenyan forces do not leave Somalia, according to an online message posted on a jihadist website.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The handbag a Florida school board member used to smack a man holding other school board members at gunpoint is on display in the Panhandle. &nb..