Jason Alexander, the former star of 1990s hit television sitcom “Seinfeld,” on Wednesday joined the ranks of celebrities working with weight control company Jenny Craig, Inc. to lose pounds in the new year.
A major paramilitary group in Northern Ireland has scrapped all its weapons in front of independent monitors, completing the disarming of the main militant groups but still leaving dangerous dissidents active.
The U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan on Wednesday warned the United States and other Western powers not to let a planned troop surge divert attention from civilian and political goals in the Asian nation.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has received dozens of death threats from people who fear Jewish settlements in the West Bank will be disbanded as part of peacemaking with the Palestinians, officials said on Wednesday.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vowed to pry more dollars from the federal government, which he said took more than it gave, but left details on how to close a $19.9 billion state budget gap until later this week.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday said the costs of hosting the federal trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other suspected September 11 plotters would top $200 million annually and formally requested that Washington cover the costs.
New York’s declining upstate economy can be revived by luring back-office jobs and replacing a failing business tax credit program with incentives focused on biotech and clean energy, the governor said on Wednesday.
U.S. President Barack Obama is “not patient” and is demanding immediate changes in airline security, the top U.S. military officer said on Wednesday, as a grand jury indicted the Nigerian man for trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day.