KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents ambushed an Afghan government peace negotiator on Wednesday, killing him and two bodyguards as they headed to a meeting in the south to discuss plans for local troops to take over responsibility from
DENVER (AP) — The first gay couple granted a civil union in Colorado said their vows before hundreds of people early Wednesday morning at a downtown Denver municipal building where couples and members of the public gathered.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury will hear more Wednesday about the troubled finances of Michael Jackson’s doctor from a police detective who investigated the physician and saw his mounting debts as a possible motive for improper treatments
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When poison-laced letters were sent to President Barack Obama and two other officials, it didn’t take long to track down a suspect based on a phrase often used by an Elvis impersonator named Kevin
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions a week after a building collapse in Bangladesh became a grim
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Under federal court oversight, California’s prison mental health system has been spending far more on anti-psychotic drugs than other states with large prison systems, raising questions about whether patients are receiving proper treatment.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferry and train services in Greece have ground to a halt as unions hold a strike for May Day.
And hundreds of people are gathering for planned rallies in central Athens Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Chinese company whose mantra is Build Your Dreams plans to build all-electric buses in California’s Mojave Desert.
Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris and officials of BYD Automotive scheduled a news conference Wednesday to
OKKAN, Myanmar (AP) — They slept terrified in the fields, watching their homes burn through the night. And when they returned on Wednesday, nothing was left but smoldering ash and debris.
One day after hundreds of Buddhists armed
SEATTLE (AP) — Developers in Seattle have been leading the U.S. in building hundreds of tiny apartments — some about the size of a generous parking spot — to cater to solo young workers, retirees who prefer city
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister insisted Wednesday that the conflict with the Palestinians is not about territory, rather the Palestinians’ refusal to recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland, appearing to counter a modified peace proposal from the
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury is set to return to weigh murder charges against a doctor charged with killing five people, including a patient and four viable babies allegedly born alive.
Kermit Gosnell, 72, faces the death
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two separate car bomb attacks in central Iraq killed at least eight people and wounded 27 on Wednesday, officials said.
The first attack took place in Baghdad’s eastern suburb of Huaasinya when a parked car
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are expected to rally in dozens of cities from New York to Bozeman, Mont., on Wednesday in what has become an annual cry for easing the nation’s immigration laws.
DETROIT (AP) — Jamie Brokaw was an experienced navigator who was no stranger to dangerous flying situations and had the skills to stay cool in the face of danger, according to close friend Chris Connerton.
“He was a
NEW YORK (AP) — The standoff between publishers and libraries over e-books is rapidly easing.
On Wednesday, Hachette Book Group became the fourth major publisher this year to announce it was expanding its digital offerings to libraries. Hachette,
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by dilapidated structures and hundreds of gravesites — many belonging
DETROIT (AP) — When Eva Nelson-McClendon first moved to Detroit’s Birwood Street in 1959, she didn’t know much about the wall across the street. At 6 feet tall and a foot thick, it wasn’t so imposing, running as
PHOENIX (AP) — As Jodi Arias’ trial wraps up this week after four months of testimony, her fate rests in part on the testimony of expert witnesses who have offered up one clinical diagnosis after another for the
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said he wants more information about chemical weapons use in the Syrian civil war before he decides on escalating U.S. military or diplomatic responses, despite earlier assertions that use of such weapons