WASHINGTON (AP) — The Syrian rebels' record in handling tens of millions of dollars in U.S. humanitarian aid suggests major challenges ahead for any delivery of American weapons and ammunition.
Officials tell The Associated Press that packages of food, medicine and other lifesaving supplies for victims in Syria's civil war often face long delays because of political infighting among rival opposition factions — though no supplies appear to be heading to terrorists or corrupt hoarders.
The dysfunction is nothing new. But it's getting increased scrutiny now that the Obama administration has decided to authorize lethal military support to units fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad.
What that military aid will involve is still unclear, and that's a concern, too, for both supporters and opponents of further aiding the rebels.
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Winter is invading Texas with a vengeance as snow, sleet and ice are unleashed on much of northern and western sections of the state.
The pastor of the Austin church attended by the teacher who was killed Thursday in Benghazi remembered him as a spiritual friend dedicated to improving the lives of others.
The driver of an 18-wheeler died and crashed into the back side of a building along Interstate 35 on Thursday.
A man convicted 21 years ago for engaging in ritual child abuse was released Thursday after the DA's office agreed the only physical evidence against him was faulty.
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department says the 2013 Austin Trail of Lights schedule will not be disrupted by the weather.