UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president on Monday blamed Saudi "incompetence" for the mass deaths of Muslim pilgrims four days ago during the hajj in Saudi Arabia, comments that stoked already high tensions between the two Middle East rivals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a backlash to immigration enforcement in U.S. jails, local sheriffs' agencies are coming up with new ways to assist federal efforts to ensure immigrants with serious criminal convictions aren't released back onto the streets.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — It seemed like a sure thing. Working on weekends in a cramped fraternity room, four friends at MIT built a computer program that would give websites a new way to make money without online ads.
Even as hundreds of thousands of people thronged the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday for Mass with Pope Francis, his weekend visit to Philadelphia apparently failed to deliver the economic boon predicted by organizers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dedicated manhunt by the CIA, the National Security Agency and the military's Joint Special Operations Command has been methodically finding and killing senior militants in Syria and Iraq, in one of the few clear success stories of the U.S. military campaign in those countries.
Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers for former U.S. House of Representative Speaker Dennis Hastert are negotiating a possible plea deal on charges that he tried to hide large cash transactions as part of a hush-money scheme, the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday. Hastert, 73, was charged in May with illegally structuring large withdrawals of cash to evade detection. Federal prosecutors allege he promised to pay $3.5 million to an unnamed individual from his hometown of Yorkville, Illinois, to conceal past misconduct.