GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable says Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom described Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu as a "fabrication" of a French ant..
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A South African chain's shareholders have overwhelmingly accepted Wal-Mart's offer to buy 51 percent of their company, the chief executive said Monday, paving t..
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brett Favre is following through on that vow to finally end his career after 20 NFL seasons.League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that the Minnesota quarterback..
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarit..
The death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continued to rise Sunday, surpassing 600, the government said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's new hope for an overlooked epidemic: Two powerful drugs are nearing the market that promise to help cure many more people of liver-attacking hepatitis C -..
The death toll from flooding in the northeastern Australian state of Queensland has risen to 20, police said Monday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has surmounted one hurdle after another since she was gravely wounded in the Arizona shootings. Her latest was especially signific..
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by participating in a painting project at a school on Capitol Hill. On the federal h..
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba said Sunday that the Obama Administration's decision to lift some travel restrictions on students, academics and religious groups and make it easier for American..
As much as 8 feet of snow has fallen in parts of Japan since Sunday, slowing train travel and forcing automaker Toyota to close down 12 factories.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver has been hospitalized outside Washington. Ronna Borenstein, spokeswoman for Suburb..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even though it has no chance of passage in the Senate, the House will vote this week to repeal the health care reform law passed by the previous session of Congre..
ATLANTA (AP) - Saying the shooting in Arizona that killed six and seriously wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords underscores the need for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s mess..
PHOENIX (AP) - The shooting rampage in Tucson that wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is not slowing down Arizona legislators who want more rights for gun owners. Arizona has bec..
SEATTLE (AP) - Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a second medical leave of absence in two years so he can focus on his hea..
Anti-government protests in Tunisia were sparked by a young, unemployed college graduate setting himself on fire. Now demonstrators are turning to self-immolation in other north African countries.
A new Tunisian government could be announced Monday, one day after the country\'s army clashed with armed gangs and remnants of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali\'s personal guard.
For years, in some cases decades, they survived persistent and intense violence, lived in often squalid refugee camps or tough cities and were treated as second-class citizens in what -- at least for a few more months -- has been their country.
The death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continued to rise Sunday, surpassing 600, the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency reported.