When Japan\'s ruling party finishes its leadership vote, the Asian island nation could have its third prime minister in a year.
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the man accused of trying to blow up a plane last Christmas, said in court Monday he no longer wants to be represented by federal defenders and would act as his own attorney.
The Obama administration is preparing to notify Congress of plans to sell $60 billion of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S. defense official.
Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers detained in Iran for more than a year, could be released as early as Monday once $500,000 is submitted to the Iranian judiciary.
NEW YORK (AP) - "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie is not a great fan of organized worship but believes an Islamic center and mosque should be permitted two blocks from gro..
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) - Police said Monday they have arrested two robbers who set a clothing store ablaze, killing six young women in the normally tranquil capital of the Carib..
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pitt backup tailback Jason Douglas has been suspended from the team after police charged him with hitting a pedestrian while driving drunk. Douglas is a 19-year-o..
Cuba announced on Monday it would lay off \"at least\" half a million state workers over the next six months and simultaneously allow more jobs to be created in the private sector.
NEW YORK (AP) - A defense lawyer says a student accused of cutting a Muslim taxi driver's neck in New York City has post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic alcoholism. A Manhatt..
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon plans to ask Congress soon for permission to sell up to $60 billion in advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, in what could be the largest single U.S. arm..
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work - radically remaking employmen..
Four Americans, accused of dispensing AIDS medication without a license, are expected to appear before a magistrate in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Monday, the U.S. Embassy in the country said.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A plane carrying 51 people crashed Monday in eastern Venezuela, and officials said at least 21 people survived. The French-built ATR-42 from the state air..
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Authorities believe a new wildfire burning in the foothills of northern Colorado has destroyed two homes. Larimer County sheriff's Maj. Bill Nelson said Mond..
The number of college students defaulting on their federal student loans is climbing, and those who attend for-profit schools remain the most likely group to default, according to ..
WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is challenging the nation's restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and market nutritious f..
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Oklahoma police officer who was in Arkansas for sniper trainig was punched in the nose during a bar fight and later died at a hospital. Police say 25-ye..
CHICAGO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey is taking her audience to Australia. On the premiere of the 25th - and final - season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that aired Monday, Winfrey surprised ..
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - For 5-year-old Andrew Polasky, being loud has paid off. Andrew was the winner of this weekend's moose calling contest at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. He li..
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The mayor's office in New Haven, Conn., says a steel beam collapsed at a Yale University construction site, injuring four people. Spokeswoman Jessica Mayorg..