MOGADISHU, Somalia - Mortar rounds slammed into the biggest market in Mogadishu on Thursday and gunbattles erupted across the city, killing 17 people hours after a government official said radical Muslims had regrouped and were poised to launch a massive attack.
ALGIERS, Algeria - Two convicted terrorists who had been freed in an amnesty carried out the suicide bombings at U.N. and government buildings that killed 37 people, an Algerian security official said Thursday.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Pervez Musharraf will lift Pakistan's state of emergency only after changing the constitution to ensure he cannot be hauled before a court, a senior official said Thursday, as lawyers held more protests against the retired general.
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday began two days of talks with allied defense and diplomatic officials on how to re-energize and reinforce NATO efforts in southern Afghanistan, where the radical Taliban insurgency has managed to increase its attacks in recent months.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Because of gastrointestinal symptoms and lower-left chest pain, I visited a gastroenterologist for the first time. While describing my symptoms and giving a history, the doctor was at his computer taking notes. He also accessed my records at the hospital where he is on staff and where I have had many tests and procedures.
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at Republicans on Thursday, saying they want the Iraq war to drag on and are ignoring the public's priorities.
OMAHA, Neb. - The mother of the teenage gunman who killed eight people at a busy shopping mall last week apologized Thursday for her son's crime and said she did her best raising him.
NEW YORK - More than at any time over the past 30 years, the future of capital punishment is in limbo.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will pay $20 million but avoid criminal charges following a federal investigation into improper lobbying of stage legislators by its executives.
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted for a contempt citation against presidential confidants Karl Rove and Josh Bolten on Thursday, the latest move in an inquiry into possibly politically motivated firings of federal prosecutors.
LAS VEGAS - An 18-year-old man was arrested in a shooting at a school bus stop that wounded six young people, police said, and authorities were searching Thursday for a second suspect.
COLUMBIA, Conn. - A deadly winter storm brought snow and sleet to the Northeast on Thursday, while crews in the Plains and Midwest worked to restore power to hundreds of thousands of people left in the dark in its ice-coated wake.
WASHINGTON - Merck & Co. is making a third try to sell the granddaddy of the famed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs without a prescription.
Most deals feature standard card-play techniques: count winners, count losers, establish tricks, gain trump tricks by ruffing, and so on. But the deals that sort the women out from the girls are those requiring more specialized handling. Englishman David Bird has put a good selection of these into "Off-Road Declarer Play" (Master Point Press).
WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday approved an intelligence bill that bans the CIA from using waterboarding, mock executions and other harsh interrogation methods.
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NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.
NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...
DETROIT - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from ...
Southeast Bulloch started off strong, but couldn't finish in a 48-28 loss to Windsor Forest on the second night of the Ladies Night Out ...
The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not ...
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry this year will feature a Thanksgiving feast that brings opposing players to the same dinner table.
The season for hunting rabbits opens this month and runs through late February. Pursuing this wily critter of the outdoors has been a passion of ...
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