ANKARA, Turkey - Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a possible cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, although the government appears willing to give diplomatic pressure on the U.S.-backed Iraqi administration more time to work.
WASHINGTON - In the first major revision of U.S. naval strategy in two decades, maritime officials said Wednesday they plan to focus more on humanitarian missions and improving international cooperation as a way to prevent conflicts.
BOSTON - Sabrina Rahim doesn't practice any particular faith, but she had no problem signing a letter declaring that because of her deeply held religious beliefs, her 4-year-old son should be exempt from the vaccinations required to enter preschool.
LAS VEGAS - The man accused of abusing a 3-year-old girl in an explicit sex videotape was arraigned Wednesday on 23 felony charges that could land him in prison for life.
TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts has asked the school's board of regents for a leave of absence amid accusations of lavish spending at donors' expense and illegal involvement in a political campaign.
WASHINGTON - In one of the earliest hints of ''modern'' living, humans 164,000 years ago put on primitive makeup and hit the seashore for steaming mussels, new archaeological finds show.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Sensitive data for virtually all Louisiana college applicants and their parents over the past nine years were in a case lost last month during a move, officials said.
HONOLULU - The first of two Hawaii-based soldiers accused of murder in the killing of a civilian in northern Iraq is set for a hearing Thursday that could determine whether he will face court martial.
DEAR ABBY: I am being sort of sexually harassed, and I don't know what to do. I'm 15 and my brother, "Joey," is 16. We live with our mother. Our parents are divorced. Mom works, so we're home by ourselves in the afternoon after school.
DEAR DR. GOTT: What causes dark spots on my arms and hands? I also bruise very easily. How can I get rid of these "old age" spots?
In the year ahead, you'll fit neatly into the mold of being both lucky in love and rolling in dough. However, Lady Luck won't furnish you with a road map; you'll have to figure out where you are and where you want to go.
ATLANTA - The New York Giants are on another roll. Now, they've got to sustain it.
Switching from wide receiver last season to wingback this season has been the best of both worlds for Bulloch Academy's Ethan Lovett.
TEHRAN, Iran - Russian leader Vladimir Putin met his Iranian counterpart Tuesday and implicitly warned the U.S. not to use a former Soviet republic to stage an attack on Iran. He also said countries bordering the Caspian Sea must jointly back any oil pipeline projects in the region.
MELVINDALE, Mich. - A hydrochloric acid leak at a metal finishing plant Tuesday forced the evacuation of 3,000 residents and schoolchildren, authorities said. At least one injury was reported.
Barbara "Bab" Moore Lindsey
Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.
SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.
WASHINGTON - Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage.
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested.
LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.
This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.
SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.
Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.
WASHINGTON - Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.
NEW YORK - A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.
Mrs. Carrie Lee Perkins Huff
ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.