The United States and several key allies sought Wednesday a strategy to end Syria's civil war, their united efforts unable at the moment to stem the Assad regime's military gains and Washington still unwilling to join those providing the rebels with lethal military aid.
In initial versions of an April 28 story about the marriage of NBA owner Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto, The Associated Press failed to attribute descriptions of the bride's gown, the wedding cake and other details of the event at a private club in Jupiter, Fla. The story should have said the information was provided by Jordan's manager Estee Portnoy in an email exchange with the AP.
New Rutgers basketball coach Eddie Jordan is not a graduate of the university as the school had claimed, another embarrassment for an athletic program still smarting from the firing of previous coach Mike Rice.
The Jordanian Parliament voted unanimously on Wednesday to petition the government to boot Israel's envoy from Amman and simultaneously pull Jordan's ambassador from Tel Aviv.
President Obama said Friday that reports of Syria using chemical weapons "is a game changer" for dealing with the regime, but he cautioned that the U.S. won't take action quickly.
Eddie Jordan has signed his first recruit at Rutgers.
Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday from Jerusalem that he is mulling a 2016 run for the White House.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has included Egypt on his first trip to the Mideast in his cabinet role, a subtle message of the White House's concern to maintain strong ties with the Muslim Brotherhood-backed government, political insiders say.
These days, American policy toward the Middle East tends to be dominated by two regional crises.