TEL AVIV, Israel — Israelis voted Tuesday in an election that’s widely expected to hand Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a third term, but with a coalition far less stable than one he’s enjoyed in recent years.
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WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 people filled the National Cathedral on Tuesday to offer a prayer for President Barack Obama as he enters his second term in office.
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama publicly took the oath of office for his second term Monday, strongly defending the ideology of his party as he urged Americans to accept compromise as a path toward solving the nation’s problems.
Among the long list of reasons the fearful give for why they’re not getting a flu shot — hatred of needles, skepticism about vaccines, laziness — there’s one that relates more closely to economics: cost. For while doctors urge everyone to get the vaccine, flu shots, like many other things in life, are not free. Stop by your local drugstore and you’ll shell out $30 or so for the pleasure of getting poked by a needle behind a suggestion of a curtain.
NEW YORK — A 77-year-old grandfather who slipped on wet stairs inside his beachfront housing complex became the 43rd New York City resident to die as a result of Superstorm Sandy, whose effects continued to be felt across the region Monday as basic services and public transportation crept toward normalcy.
RAS AL AYN, Syria — Thousands of people fled Ras al Ayn Monday for the safety of Turkey as the battle between Syrian rebels and government troops for control of this border city raged for a fifth day.
Mark Kelly stared at the young man who, nearly two years ago, brought a gun to a Tucson plaza and shot Kelly’s wife in the head and killed six people.
WASHINGTON — Nothing changed.
MEXICO CITY — Voters in Colorado and Washington state who approved the recreational use of marijuana Tuesday sent a salvo from the ballot box that will ricochet around Latin America, a region that’s faced decades of bloodshed from the U.S.-led war on drugs.
NEW YORK — Wet snow and heavy winds thrashed New York City on Wednesday, forcing new evacuations in areas flooded by Superstorm Sandy last week and knocking out power to some areas where it had just been restored.
MAARET AL NUMAN, Syria — The fight for the strategic city of Maaret al Numan on Syria’s main highway lays bare the challenges faced by the rebels who are fighting the government of Bashar Assad.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday won a second term in the White House, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a hard-fought election that served as a referendum on who could better ease Americans’ economic pain and uncertainty.
WASHINGTON — After billions of dollars, hours of debates and frantic last-minute pitches from the candidates, it’s up to the voters Tuesday to decide whether to give President Barack Obama a second term or change course with Republican Mitt Romney.
WASHINGTON — More than 10,000 National Guard troops in 13 states have been mobilized to assist in the response to Hurricane Sandy, including more than 2,200 who are assisting with recovery efforts in New York, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and allies have begun a new effort to reshape the Syrian opposition to give a bigger role to front-line fighters, a smaller one to Syrian exiles, and to exclude entirely the Islamist radicals who have flocked to the war against the government of President Bashar Assad, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS — The rules of the smuggling game across the U.S.-Mexico border have been written unofficially for years: If a bad guy moving drugs or people encounters a border fence, you tunnel under it.
KETTERING, Ohio — With Sandy spreading more storm havoc, the two presidential contenders stepped back Tuesday from overt politicking as their tight race assumed an odd limbo just a week before Election Day.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, a Pakistani hard-line cleric with a $10 million bounty placed on him by the United States because of his alleged links to militancy, says he wants to help Americans on the East Coast broadsided by Hurricane Sandy.
FOREST HILL, Texas — A longtime Baptist pastor was fatally beaten inside his Forest Hill church Monday morning, and the suspect later died in the back of a patrol car, according to police and MedStar.
PHILADELPHIA — Having virtually shut down the Philadelphia region Monday with its ferocious arrival, the monstrous hybrid known as Sandy promised yet another day at least of damaging winds and punishing rains.