UN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants.

Security breach prompts more White House security

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.

US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates.

Miami can't stop run in 41-31 loss to No. 24 Neb

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Miami's defense was one of the best at stopping the run through three games. But the Hurricanes hadn't faced a running back nearly the caliber of Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah.

Abdullah key in No. 24 Neb's 41-31 win over Miami

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Nebraska didn't let a few scuffles with Miami spoil the party at Memorial Stadium and the show Ameer Abdullah put on Saturday night.

AP News Alert

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside.

5 things to know about UN Climate Summit

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events are planned throughout the city as part of Climate Week NYC. Here are 5 things you need to know:

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.

Q&A: New Jersey's sports gambling push

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Well over 100 NFL and major-college football games have been played since Gov. Chris Christie's Sept. 8 order that racetracks and casinos in New Jersey won't be prosecuted if they accept wagers on sporting events. Yet so far not a cent has been bet while legal issues await resolution. A look at questions and answers about what lies ahead:

A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:

Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier.

After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

It's been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his "tomboy princess," and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls "Bubby."

DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M banked

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday.

FIFA ethics event puts WCup bid probe in spotlight

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Corruption, secrecy, and a soccer world seeming awash with gifts of watches: there is no shortage of issues to discuss when FIFA decides to talk about ethics.

Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill authorizing the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group.