Egyptians conflicted over preserving Jewish past

CAIRO (AP) _ The warren of slum alleys is called the Jews' Quarter, but no Jews live there. The ancient synagogue still stands, but its roof is gone. The government is renovating it, but is doing so at a moment when anti-Israel feeling is running...

On a jumpy frontier, drug officers wage quiet war

ALONG THE ISRAEL-LEBANON BORDER, Israel (AP) _ Filmed with a night-vision camera just before Israeli narcotics officers pounced from nearby bushes, the video shows a Lebanese courier lobbing half-kilo packages of heroin over the border fence into Israel and an Israeli courier throwing back packages...

Russian feint toward Tbilisi shows truce fragile

ROAD TO TBILISI, Georgia (AP) _ Fifty battered Russian army trucks and armored personnel carriers roared without warning down the highway toward the country's capital, making it clear that a day-old cease-fire will not keep Russia from moving freely through Georgia. "Come with us, beauty, we're...

The Associated Press: West Bank land deal leads to California

BURQA, West Bank (AP) _ The transformation of a piece of West Bank land from a Palestinian field into a Jewish settlement has roots in an unlikely place _ Orange County, Calif. _ and in a document that a man supposedly signed more than four...