International turmoil, park pricing dents Orlando tourism

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A vacation in Orlando is almost a rite of passage for some well-off Brazilians who often bring back suitcases filled with electronics and clothes that are cheaper in Florida than they are at home.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Researchers creating antibiotic gel to tackle ear infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt of special ear drops one day might replace that ordeal.


Poll: Americans favor slightly higher bills to fight warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are willing to pay a little more each month to fight global warming — but only a tiny bit, according to a new poll. Still, environmental policy experts hail that as a hopeful sign.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Israel to get $38 billion in US military aid over 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will provide Israel's military with $38 billion during the next 10 years, officials said Tuesday, the largest batch of military assistance the U.S. has ever pledged to another country.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

After a decade, UN chief disappointed in many world leaders

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's disappointed by many world leaders who care more about retaining power than improving the lives of their people — and can't understand why Syria is being held hostage to "the destiny" of one man, President Bashar Assad.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press