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  • U.S. struggles to find path out of Afghan crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry sought Friday to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Economists lower forecasts for U.S. growth

    WASHINGTON – U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • UN doubts legality of Israeli air campaign

    GENEVA – Israel's air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians, the U.N.'s top human rights official sai ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

    WASHINGTON – Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it wou ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Kirk demands background checks on immigrant kids

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.
    July 11, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic trans ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Civilian death toll tops 85 as Israel presses offensive

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip – The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • FTC sues Amazon over kids’ app charges

    NEW YORK –The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Despite theory, no ‘stand down’ order in Benghazi

    WASHINGTON – The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a "stand-down order" held back military asset ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Obama chides GOP for opposing his agenda

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama ridiculed congressional Republicans on Thursday, accusing them of doing little more than opposing his agen ...
    July 10, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses

    DENVER — A county clerk in a liberal Colorado college town can keep issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of the state's gay-marri ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Gunman in delivery man garb kills 4 kids, parents

    SPRING, Texas — Officials say a gunman dressed as a parcel delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law's suburban Houston home and shot her dea ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Emmy nominations led by 'Game of Thrones'

    LOS ANGELES – The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations a ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Chicago man gored at bull-running festival

    CHICAGO – Growing up as a street brawler in a Chicago gang and fighting his way into the ranks of champion boxers set Bill Hillmann on a path to an ad ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Officials say border surge is overwhelming

    WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s abilit ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:30 pm
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