In July 2009, American friends Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd set out on an adventurous vacation. They had been pals for a long time. Bauer and Shourd, boyfriend and girlfriend and in their late 20s, had been living for about a year in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where he was working as a freelance journalist and she studied Arabic and taught English.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The public affairs office at an Air Force base near Tucson says no shots have been fired and no one has been hurt, but traffic into and out of the base is limi..
DENVER (AP) - Two men accused of driving around with a dead friend and using his ATM card to withdraw $400 at a strip club are charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft and cri..
HELSINKI (AP) - Authorities in Finland have arrested two people on suspicion of financing terrorism and terror recruitment, police said Friday. The detentions were the first known ..
LONDON (AP) - Rescue workers found the body of a fourth miner in a flooded coal mine in south Wales on Friday, dashing hopes that the last trapped miner would be found alive as a c..
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - In the Palestinians' high-profile bid to seek statehood at the United Nations, half the future nation they envision has been all but forgotten. Residen..
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) - Iraq's foreign minister says he and other international envoys are "waiting for the next Iranian move" on the case of two Americans jailed in Tehran as spies, b..
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A food revolution is under way in Starkville. The Emerson Family School is replacing processed foods with fresh ingredients and meals mad..
One of four trapped miners was found dead early Friday as rescue efforts continued in the flooded mine in Wales, British authorities said.
Kenyan and English police officers are conducting an \"active search\" for an English tourist kidnapped from a remote Kenyan resort, a local police spokesman said Friday.
The Pakistani Taliban declared Friday they will target the weddings and funerals of anyone involved in pro-government activity against them.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll suggests that the majority of teens these days support the First Amendment. The survey of students and teachers is released to coincide with Const..
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will sign the America Invents Act on Friday, the first significant change in patent law since 1952. The president will travel to Thoma..
At least 26 people have died in flooding in eastern India over the past week, but waters are now receding, authorities say.
Twitter users report gunbattles and fiery road blockades. A website lists victims\' names and details of how they died. A blog posts gory photos of gruesome killings and videos of drug lords\' confessions.
Swiss banking giant UBS discovered that rogue trading has cost it an estimated $2 billion, it announced Thursday.
Families fleeing one of Moammar Gadhafi\'s last bastions of support ahead of a Thursday night deadline said they no longer felt safe in the besieged city ahead of an anticipated showdown.
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck early Friday in the Fiji islands region of the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The Sultanate of Oman is a rarity in the diplomatic world: It enjoys \"cordial\" relations with both the United States and Iran. And once again, it is closely involved in trying to help win the freedom of Americans held in Iran.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced on Thursday that it is trimming its worldwide workforce of 18,000 by about 540 jobs to remain competitive in the helicopter..