U.S. & World
Turkey, stuffing and fun are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States.
Syrian government warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday on the de-facto capital of the extremist Islamic State group, killing at least 36 people, activists said. Read more »
The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that will undermine the country's stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. Read more »
Michael Brown's family released a statement Monday after the grand jury's ruling didn't indict the officer who killed Brown this summer. Should protesters listen to his family? Read more »
President Barack Obama, the onetime community organizer, is returning Tuesday to the city where he says he first forged his ties to the Latino community to pitch his new executive actions on... Read more »
New Yorkers may soon be able to identify themselves as more than one race under legislation set to be introduced by the City Council on Tuesday. Read more »
Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Read more »
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, according to witnesses and a security official. Read more »
Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States. Read more »
The United States and Iran hope a new deadline in nuclear talks will allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran's apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. negotiators running out... Read more »
A nor'easter was expected to develop along the East Coast just as millions of travelers head to their Thanksgiving destinations, bringing mostly rain close to the coast, but heavier snow further... Read more »
Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. Read more »
An attempt by Hong Kong authorities to clear a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok district spiraled into chaos Tuesday as hundreds more protesters flooded the crowded neighborhood,... Read more »
The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden coffins and others in sealed zinc caskets. Read more »
For hours, small crowds in Donetsk huddle hopefully in the cold around cash machines that never get filled, as artillery rumbles in the distance. Read more »
Nepal signed an agreement Tuesday for an Indian company to build a $1 billion hydroelectric plant to boost supplies in the energy-starved Himalayan nation and export power to India. Read more »
A Missouri grand jury's decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line of police shooting investigations that show the latitude afforded law... Read more »
Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. Read more »
Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the... Read more »
Every few years, Nintendo rounds up its most popular characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pikachu, and has them beat the daylights out of each other. It's not exactly blood sport — there... Read more »
France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin. Read more »
Egypt is speeding up talks with neighboring Cyprus to import natural gas for its domestic use and for possible re-export to other countries, the Egyptian petroleum minister said Tuesday. Read more »
Frustrated by dangerously high tensions between Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land, 60 imams and rabbis gathered Sunday to hatch concrete plans to bridge the gulf between their communities, minus... Read more »
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Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you... Read more »
Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. Read more »
Rodeo Drive and Fifth Avenue may be famous for extravagant shopping, but that doesn’t mean Californians and New Yorkers are, in general, the biggest spenders. Utahns, however, are a different... Read more »
A third night of demonstrations in Oakland stemming from a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, against indicting a police officer deteriorated into vandalism and led to 35 arrests, police said. Read more »
Estately, a national real estate listing search site, recently explored Guinness World Records for all 50 states , finding a host of curious facts and surprising information about each. From... Read more »
Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of... Read more »
Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their... Read more »
Gloria Ramsaur had never seen anything like it. Read more »
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after he was hit by a ball while batting, becoming one of only a handful of professional players to suffer a fatal head injury on the field within the... Read more »
Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. Read more »
An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital. Read more »
Black Friday has become the second wave the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Read more »
Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Read more »
A crowd of nearly 40 people gathered downtown raised an angry cry as they received word the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown will not be indicted. Read more »
Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition. Read more »
What will be the economic impacts of Obama's new immigration reform program? Read more »
The standard "peacemaker" in this highland Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of... Read more »
A Washington judge has found that the father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is in violation of a court order for failing to get mandated sexual deviancy treatment and has ordered him to... Read more »
Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Read more »
A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a "pro-community" car cruise. Read more »
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions... Read more »
Founded by Jesuits and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California's oldest college is uniquely situated to use start-up culture to wipe out poverty. Read more »
With state money stagnating, universities struggle to pay the bills. Read more »
Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over... Read more »
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