Weird science: 3 win Nobel for unusual states of matter

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three British-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discoveries about strange states of matter that could result in improved materials for electronics or quantum computers.

  • Written by KARL RITTER, Associated Press

Kerry says US not abandoning peace efforts in Syria

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States won't abandon its pursuit of peace in Syria after suspending direct U.S.-Russian talks on a cease-fire, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, even as he announced no new strategy to replace diplomatic efforts with Russia.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

Syrian pro-government forces press attack on city of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces pressed their assault Tuesday on the eastern, rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo, opposition activists said, while state media reported that rebel shelling of government-controlled part of the city left six dead, including two students killed at a university campus.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press