By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged Thursday that Europe's lingering debt crisis will dominate this weekend's summit of the world's 20 most important economies in Mexico, but she stuck to her conviction that the
HOUSTON (AP) - A retired Texas firefighter convicted of fatally shooting his unarmed neighbor during a dispute over a noisy birthday party was described as abusive and a bad neighbor Thursday during the punishment phase of his trial.
Raul Rodriguez, 47, was convic
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's frequent remarks about the nation's unemployment problem have long included one curiosity, if not an outright contradiction: It's bad for private-sector workers to l
By BEN FELLER and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama soaked in the support - and the campaign cash - of Manhattan's elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.
The president and f
By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A team of United Nations observers entered the Syrian town of Haffa Thursday after government troops overran the area near the Mediterranean coast, seizing the territory back from rebels after battles that raged
By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJERAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine the type of business operating in an industrial workshop south of downtown Los Angeles where one person was killed and three injured in an explosion.