UPDATE – Opposition defeats Maduro’s Socialists in Venezuela

With 96 percent of results counted, opposition receives 99 of 167 seats in parliament ADDS STATE DEPT., WHITE HOUSE REACTIONS SAO PAULO -- Venezuela's opposition coalition...

US plays down anthrax scare in South Korea

- Live anthrax sample destroyed after being accidentally dispatched to a United States Air Force base in South Korea. By Alex Jensen SEOUL - An anthrax...

UPDATE – Turkish PM meets Iran’s Rouhani in New York

Davutoglu, Rouhani discuss bilateral relations, regional issues on sidelines of UN General Assembly *ADDS DETAILS ABOUT MEETING NEW YORK - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with...

US denies Iran fired on US ship in Gulf

No American aboard ship, says State Dept. WASHINGTON - A State Department official confirmed Tuesday that Iranian patrol boats fired on a cargo ship in the...

US dismisses New York Times’ claim on Iran nuke stockpile

State Dept. spokeswoman, reporter spat on Twitter over stockpile levels WASHINGTON – A State Department representative got into Twitter spat with a reporter who claimed...
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Black Friday kicks off in U.S.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Shoppers are seen at a shop on the first day of Black Friday in New York on November...

Obama says NATO to be involved in Daesh fight

- US working with NATO allies, other countries to confront terrorism WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday hinted at NATO's involvement in the fight against...

6 US police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

- Grand jury charges include second-degree murder against one officer NEW YORK -- All six police officers involved in the death of an unarmed black man who suffered...

US to maintain Black Sea presence to deter Russia

The U.S. is going to maintain its presence in the Black Sea to deter Russian aggression, U.S. Secretary of the Navy told Anadolu Agency...

UN official expresses concern about Egypt rights abuses

Country's mass criminal proceedings 'not befitting rule of law standards', says human rights assistant secretary-general NEW YORK -- The UN's assistant secretary-general for human rights...

US welcomes rearrangement of Turkish troops in Iraq

US vice president says rearrangement of Turkish troops out of Camp Bashiqa to another area in northern Iraq is 'an important step to de-escalate...

Russian hackers accessed White House computers: report

Hackers were able to reach an unclassified area of the system – valuable information to foreign intelligence agencies. WASHINGTON -- Russian hackers were able to penetrate...

174 mass graves found in Mexico in the last 8 years

Just 116 of 601 bodies have been identified since December 2006. Mexico City ( AA) --  At least 174 clandestine graves have been discovered in...

US Supreme Court ruling favors Muslim denied job for hijab

Samantha Elauf earned high marks during hiring process but was downgraded because she wore headscarf during interview ADDS ABERCROMBIE, CAIR COMMENTS By Michael Hernandez and Erkan...

Zuckerberg pledges 99 percent of Facebook shares to charity

Facebook founder to donate majority of fortune over lifetime to newly formed charity By Barry Eitel SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife,...

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