08/21/2014 12:40amThe explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.
08/21/2014 1:50amAustralian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.
08/21/2014 4:50amFive people stood trial Thursday in the beating death of a woman at a McDonald's restaurant in eastern China who reportedly refused to join their anti-Communist Christian sect — a high-profile crime that led to a wave of arrests of cult suspects.
08/21/2014 7:40amCardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86.
08/21/2014 10:01amThe role of mayor proves a different experience for Mike Seminary two months after being elected. He finds himself busier than he was in his six years as a city commissioner.
08/21/2014 10:50amThe charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.
08/21/2014 11:00amA Philadelphia university says it is investigating a reported attack on a student that allegedly included what the school called "religious slurs."
08/21/2014 1:41pmA Roman Catholic priest in Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.
08/21/2014 2:31pmIn a story Aug. 20 about a new counter-terrorism law in the United Arab Emirates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gulf researcher Nicholas McGeehan works for Amnesty International. He works for Human Rights Watch.