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.
Jean-Claude \"Baby Doc\" Duvalier, Haiti\'s former dictator, returns unexpectedly to the country after some 25 years in exile. He arrives as the nation is grappling with a crisis sparked by fraud allegations in a presidential election.
Chinese President Hu Jintao this week will lay out his vision for U.S.-Chinese relations based on strategic mutual trust, state-run media reports, amid recent hints of Washington\'s frustrations with Beijing.
The death toll from flooding in the Philippines has climbed to 47, the country\'s national disaster agency said Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review many Freedom..
Nearly three years after agreeing to a deal ending a tense -- at times violent -- stalemate, Hezbollah\'s leader on Sunday stood by his party\'s decision this week to withdraw from Lebanon\'s unity government and refused to back Prime Minister Saad Hariri\'s bid to stay in power.
BOSTON (AP) - The father of the youngest victim of the Arizona massacre says some of her organs have been donated to a young girl in the Boston area. John Green tells The Boston Gl..
Ireland\'s Prime Minister Brian Cowen, facing growing rancor in his country over a controversial bailout package, will announce Sunday evening whether he will seek re-election.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The NFL is helping craft legislation in states around the country that would protect young athletes from the devastating long-term effects of concussions.Omaha S..
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian state television says diplomats have toured the country's main uranium enrichment facility. Tehran hopes the visit will bolster its assurances that its ..
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - A break in the rain is allowing helicopters to deliver badly needed food and water to remote areas of Brazil that have been cut off by mudslides.Once the..
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - A gunbattle is under way around the presidential palace in Tunisia as the army and police struggle to restore calm in the country.Two residents say presidenti..