Regional conference backs resumption of Afghan peace talks

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A regional conference held in Pakistan on Wednesday ended with calls for the resumption of Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations and an agreement by Islamabad and New Delhi to relaunch bilateral talks that broke down in August over tensions in Kashmir.

  • Written by MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press ASIF SHAHZAD, Associated Press

AP WAS THERE: John Lennon was shot 35 years ago

NEW YORK (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: The death of John Lennon still reverberates as a defining moment for a generation and for the music world.

  • Written by RICK HAMPSON, Associated Press

Fear at the tap: Uranium contaminates water in the West

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water.

  • Written by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press Writers SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press Writers