ATLANTA A Georgia appeals court on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a former executive for Glock Inc. who was sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing a pistol and conspiring to steal millions of dollars from the gun manufacturer.
The deadly derailment and explosion of an oil train in Quebec involved DOT-111 type tanker cars, which have come under scrutiny from transportation safety experts concerned with what they say is their tendency to split open during derailments and other major accidents.
CAIRO Egypt's military-backed interim leader named a new prime minister and won $8 billion in promises of aid from wealthy Arab allies in the Gulf on Tuesday in moves aimed at stabilizing a political transition less than a week after the army deposed the Islamist president.
ISTANBUL Thousands of anti-government protesters have broken their fast for the holy month of Ramadan by sitting down for a meal along a main Istanbul pedestrian street.
ATHENS, Greece Officials in Greece announced the first details of major staff cuts for its bloated public sector Tuesday, sparking anger among unions who pledged to extend strikes and occupy city halls across the country.
SANTIAGO, Chile In a story July 5 about an abortion debate in Chile, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the country outlawed all abortions in 1973. They were banned in 1989.
DUBLIN An American diplomat with hands-on experience of the Northern Ireland conflict will oversee a new round of Belfast talks aimed at tackling the most entrenched issues still dividing Irish Catholics and British Protestants, the territory's unity government announced Tuesday.
RABAT, Morocco A key party quit Morocco's Islamist-led government Tuesday, plunging the country into political uncertainty as countries across the Arab world struggle to reconcile religious and secular forces.
GOMA, Congo Congo's M23 rebels are calling for a ceasefire before continuing peace negotiations with the government.
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec Canadian authorities said they have opened a criminal investigation into the fiery wreck of a runaway oil train in this small town as the death toll climbed to 15, with dozens more bodies feared buried in the burned-out ruins.
CAIRO A look at some of the top figures emerging in Egypt after the military removed President Mohammed Morsi:
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Caridad Colon had never known what it was like to be hungry, homeless or unemployed in her 47 years living in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
LONDON Rupert Murdoch "welcomes" the chance to reappear before British lawmakers to answer questions about a leaked recording in which he appeared to dismiss evidence of wrongdoing at his U.K. newspaper titles, News Corp. said Tuesday.
HAVANA Communist-led Cuba's experiment with limited capitalism is entering a crucial and transformative phase this year with the decentralization of bloated state-run businesses, the island's economic czar said Tuesday.
ROME A Florence appeals court has set Sept. 30 as the start date for the retrial of American student Amanda Knox in the 2007 death of her British roommate.
BRASILIA, Brazil A Brazilian newspaper reports that a massive U.S. spy program is widespread throughout Latin America and that it's gathering information on oil and energy.
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec The president of a railway company whose train caused a fiery crash leveling much of Quebec town and killing at least 13 people denies allegations his company has a spotty safety record.
CAIRO Egypt's interim president named a leading economist as his prime minister Tuesday after setting out a tight schedule for amending the constitution and electing a new parliament and president.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates As Egypt's political crisis tumbled toward its first night of major bloodshed last week, the country's army chief was pulled away for a phone call. It was one he couldn't easily ignore.
SOFIA, Bulgaria An Orthodox Church bishop in Bulgaria has been found dead on a beach in the Black Sea city of Varna.