For almost half a century the chewing of coca leaves, a practice dating back thousands of years, has been banned internationally. Now, Bolivia wants coca removed from a U.N. list of banned drugs.
The death toll from flooding in Rio de Janeiro state has climbed to 665, according to government figures released late Monday. And thousands are homeless. FULL STORY l SURVEYING THE DAMAGE
Extraordinary drama unfolded Tuesday in Port-au-Prince as charges were filed against former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude \"Baby Doc\" Duvalier, government sources told CNN.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 struck Wednesday morning in southwestern Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A business associate and close friend in Las Vegas says rock promoter Don Kirshner has died of heart failure in a Florida hospital at age 76. Promoter Jack Wishna ..
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than 8,000 Sudanese refugees living in the United States voted overwhelming in favor to split their homeland, Southern Sudan, from the north in a histo..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - One of the highest-ranking CIA officers ever convicted of espionage has been sentenced to eight more years in prison after pleading guilty to betraying his co..
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - An explosive device found inside a backpack along a downtown Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route was a credible threat capable of causing multiple deaths,..
The United Nations Security Council decided Tuesday to postpone for a day a vote to approve sending 2,000 additional troops to the Ivory Coast. Security Council diplomats said the vote was delayed because Russia had objections to the \"political\" language in the draft resolution.
At least 50 people were killed and 150 others wounded Tuesday after a suicide bomber wearing an explosive-packed vest detonated among a group of police recruits, police officials said.
DETROIT (AP) - An undercover police officer chasing a burglary suspect through the back yard of a suburban Detroit home was shot five times and killed with a gun stolen from the ho..
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gun in a 10th-grader's backpack accidentally discharged when he dropped the bag, wounding two students at a high school Tuesday, Los Angeles police and school ..
Americans are starting to watch their spending more carefully as gasoline prices reach levels not seen since October 2008. Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, says T..
Micro-credit pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus appeared in a Bangladesh court Tuesday on a defamation charge for reportedly criticizing politicians four years ago, court officials said.
Helicopters flew into remote areas of southern Australia on Tuesday to reach residents isolated by flooding, an emergency official said.
One of Mexico\'s most-wanted fugitives, an original member of the violent Zetas drug cartel, has been arrested in southern Mexico, officials said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran broadcaster Regis Philbin is retiring from his weekday talk show. Philbin made the announcement at the start of Tuesday morning's "Live With Regis and Kelly..
Israeli police arrested Tuesday an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia who is suspected of participating in the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington on Tuesday, a day before a high profile meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss trade, currency and a host of other issues, including North Korea.
Jean-Claude \"Baby Doc\" Duvalier, Haiti\'s former dictator, returned unexpectedly Sunday to the country after some 25 years in exile, adding uncertainty into an already turbulent situation.