Report: Shooter lied about previous arrest, debts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Navy Yard shooter lied about a previous arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied for a security clearance in the Navy. Then federal investigators dismissed the omissions,…

At UN, Obama welcomes signs of Iranian moderation

NEW YORK (AP) — Seeking to build on diplomatic opportunities, President Barack Obama is expected to signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western…

DIGITS: On the budget, public seeks compromise

Political gridlock in Washington may bring the government itself to a halt next week, although two new polls reflect a broad desire among the public for compromise. Both the Pew Research Center and Gallup released polls showing majorities…

Greek workers start 48-hour public sector strike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek civil servants have walked off the job at the start of a 48-hour public sector strike, the second in two weeks, to protest job cuts required for the country to continue receiving international…

Health care law reuniting Obama, Bill Clinton

NEW YORK (AP) — Health care is reuniting President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. The two are set to appear together Tuesday to discuss Obama’s health care law at a session sponsored by the Clinton Global…

Health care law reuniting Obama, Bill Clinton

NEW YORK (AP) — Health care is reuniting President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. The two are set to appear together Tuesday to discuss Obama’s……

Obama to address Iran, Syria in UN speech

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to build on diplomatic opportunities and signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western allies.…

Prescription abuse campaign launched in W.Va.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal and local officials are launching a new campaign to fight prescription drug abuse. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Huntington Polic……

China lists items banned from export to NKorea

BEIJING (AP) — China has tightened restrictions on North Korea by issuing a long list of weapons-related technology and materials banned from export to its neighbor, reflecting Beijing’s desire to get Pyongyang to scrap its nuclear programs and…
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez tags out Seattle Mariners base runner Kyle Seager at home plate when Seager tried to score on a sacrifice fly during the tenth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Royals win in extra innings

The Kansas City Royals move to ten games above .500 with a 6 to 5, 12-inning win Monday night.…
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013 file photo, Veronica, the 4-year-old Cherokee girl at the center of an adoption dispute, smiles in a bathroom of the Cherokee Nation Jack Brown Center in Tahlequah, Okla. The adoptive parents and biological father of Veronica failed to reach an agreement after a week of negotiations in Oklahoma, the judge overseeing the negotiations said Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Mike Simons, File)

Cherokee child handed over to adoptive parents

A South Carolina couple who vowed last month to not leave Oklahoma unless they went home with a 4-year-old Cherokee Indian girl they have been trying to adopt since her birth were given custody Monday.…

Kenyan president declares victory in mall siege

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan security forces battled al-Qaida-linked terrorists in an upscale mall for a fourth day Tuesday in what they said was a final push to rescue the last few hostages in a siege that has…
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 file photo, Iranian banknotes are displayed by a vendor at the side walk of the Ferdowsi Street in Tehran, Iran. Just before leaving for New York on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, Rouhani urged Western leaders to heed his appeals for greater dialogue and take steps to ease sanctions as a way to "reach joint interests," a reference to the nuclear standoff, but also possibly other regional flash points where Iran carried influence such as Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Easing sanctions no easy goal for Iran’s president

Near Iran’s border with Iraq, work crews are putting finishing touches on a petrochemical plant expected to pump out hundreds of tons a year of oil-based products that the country hopes can slip through sanctions.…

New Zealand airline plans Antarctic ice landings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s flagship airline plans to open a new frontier by flying planes to Antarctica that pilots would land on an ice runway. But tourists wanting to travel to the frozen continent will…

Court reviews appeals of 4 men in Delhi gang rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — Lawyers for four men sentenced to death for raping and murdering a young woman on a New Delhi bus challenged the convictions and death sentences at a High Court hearing Tuesday. The brutal attack…