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A small airplane operating as a volunteer Angel Flight crashed in upstate New York on Friday evening, killing at least two people, authorities said.
Pasquale Varallo had always feared cemeteries. Then, when he was serving in the Army in 1948, he was assigned to, of all places, Arlington National Cemetery, where he guarded the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - With a growing sexual assault epidemic staining the military, President Obama urged U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday to remember their honor depends on what they do when nobody is looking and said the crime has "no place in the greatest military on earth."
BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government has agreed "in principle" to participate in a U.S.- and Russian-sponsored peace conference aimed at ending violence in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
BEIJING - A top North Korean envoy delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday and told him Pyongyang would take steps to rejoin stalled nuclear disarmament talks, in an apparent victory for Beijing's efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions.
The Boy Scouts of America will get no reprieve from controversy after a contentious vote to accept openly gay boys as scouts.
PHOENIX - The jury foreman in Jodi Arias' trial says the panel just couldn't decide whether the killing of her boyfriend was enough to merit a death a sentence.
WASHINGTON - No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS on Friday. And you could forget about getting advice on avoiding foreclosures at the 80 Housing and Urban Development field offices nationwide.
Ruling: Arizona was profiling PHOENIX - A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically racially...
Kerry speaks on settlements TEL AVIV, Israel - Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that he hopes Israel will refrain from further Jewish settlement...
An article on Friday on a newly discovered Pearl S. Buck novel misstated the chain by which the manuscript came into the hands of the Pearl S. Buck Family Trust. An unnamed woman in Texas contacted Pearl S. Buck International (PSBI), an organization separate from the trust. PSBI referred the matter to the trust, administered by Edgar S. Walsh, one of Buck's sons. The trust acquired the manuscript for a small sum.
Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.
Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say explosives transported by suspected Taliban fighters accidentally detonated while they were stopped at a mosque, killing 12 people.
Washington state officials are scrambling to find a temporary fix for a bridge that collapsed on an important interstate highway and, incredibly, left just three motorists with injuries. Whatever the solution, it won't come in time to help with Memorial Day's highway hoards.
Police say that a teacher was among the 17 burned to death in eastern Pakistan when a minibus taking children to school suddenly caught fire.
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates their orchards and vineyards with its clear water.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad unleashed on Saturday their heaviest artillery and rocket barrage yet in a week-long battle to dislodge rebels from a strategic western town, activists said.
Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard in the coming months to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.
When Haynes Johnson visited Selma, Ala., months after a civil rights crisis there gripped the nation, he wrote in The Washington Evening Star that he'd found "no discernible change in the racial climate of the city." When it came to employment, housing or education, blacks had made no real gains.
"Obama said that there would be more limits on targeted killings, a step in the right direction. But a mere promise that the U.S. will work within established guidelines that remain secret provides little confidence that the U.S. is complying with international law." _ Kenneth Roth, executive director at Human Rights Watch, on the president's new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes.
The crash of a volunteer Angel Flight in upstate New York that killed at least two people is under investigation, and authorities say a search is under way for the missing pilot.
At least seven Filipino marines and four Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash Saturday as the military launched an offensive against al-Qaida-linked gunmen who have been blamed for recent kidnappings and of trying to sabotage a road project in the southern Philippines.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug. Critics were not appeased, with one city councilor questioning whether the mayor told "the whole truth" and another calling on him to resign.
At least 17 children were burned to death in eastern Pakistan on Saturday when a faulty gas cylinder exploded on the bus taking them to school, police said.
A suicide bomber struck in the heart of the Afghan capital on Friday, sending a plume of smoke over Kabul in the second major attack in the city in little over a week, police said. The explosion was followed by an hours-long gunbattle in the central district.