Syria's first responders: 'Most dangerous job in the world'

BEIRUT (AP) — It took Mahmoud Fadlallah and the team of seven rescue workers 30 minutes to reach the middle-aged couple trapped beneath the rubble of their apartment building in the contested Syrian city of Aleppo. They had been notified a rocket had struck the building, and they had to wait for the debris to fall and the dust to settle.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

Justice Ginsburg laments deadlocks on short-handed court

POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said split 4-4 decisions by the short-handed high court have left important public policy issues up in the air, including the president's immigration plan, that are likely to be revisited by the court in the future.

  • Written by MORGAN LEE, Associated Press

AP EXPLAINS: Why Kashmir has been torn by decadeslong strife

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread in early July that Indian troops had killed a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group, the public response was spontaneous and immense. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in towns and villages across the Himalayan region, hurling rocks and bricks and clashing with Indian troops.

  • Written by AIJAZ HUSSAIN, Associated Press