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Pilots often head to wrong airports, reports show

WASHINGTON (AP) — Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014

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2nd-round Syria peace talks bog down in bitterness

GENEVA (AP) — A second round of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition bogged down quickly Monday over who was responsible for escalating violence that has killed hundreds in the past few days and disrupted food aid for trapped civilians. 

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014

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Sans first lady, French leader to US on business

PARIS (AP) — France's suddenly single president arrives Monday in the U.S. for a state visit, hoping the glaring absence of his first lady won't steal the limelight from his focus on major policy issues with President Barack Obama.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014

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Vigilante groups: we're in major gang-held city

APATZINGAN, Mexico (AP) — Vigilantes who have driven a quasi-religious drug cartel from a series of towns in western Mexico entered a gang-held city on Saturday and were working with government forces to clear it of cartel gunmen, a leader of the movement said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 February 2014

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Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014

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Reports: NSA gets under 30 percent of phone data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of calling data from Americans despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of U.S. phone records, two U.S. newspapers reported Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014

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White House giving Boehner room on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republican leaders dampen expectations for overhauling immigration laws this year, the White House is hoping that the GOP resistance is temporary and tactical, and it's resisting pressure from some political allies for President Barack Obama to take matters into his own hands and ease his administration's deportation record.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014

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UN: More children dying in Afghan violence

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of children killed and wounded in Afghanistan's war jumped by 34 percent last year as the Taliban stepped up attacks across the country and continued to lay thousands of roadside bombs, the United Nations said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014

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