Governments and charities have spent billions to try to wipe out poverty, but award-winning economist Esther Duflo says we really don\'t know if that money has been well spent.
Protesters battled riot police in Athens Tuesday as thousands of Greek public sector workers began a 48-hour strike against planned cuts in government spending. FULL STORY l STABILITY FEARS SPREAD l STOCKS PLUNGE
Anti-government protesters who have been blocking off central Bangkok appear to have reached a deal with the government, their leaders told demonstrators Tuesday.
A U.S. citizen has been arrested in New York over a failed attempt to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces. LATEST UPDATES | TIMELINE | YOUR STORY |
Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the attempted bombing of Times Square, was heading for Pakistan -- where he was born -- when he was arrested late Monday night.
The only surviving gunman in the 2008 Mumbai attacks will be sentenced Thursday, the judge at his trial said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - A former CBS television producer who admitted trying to shake down David Letterman over the late-night comic's office affairs is bracing for time behind bars. Rober..
Japan\'s prime minister visited Okinawa and delivered an unpopular message Tuesday: it will be challenging to move a U.S. Marine Corps base off the island.
NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. citizen from Pakistan accused of driving a bomb-laden SUV into Times Square and parking it on a street lined with restaurants and Broadway theaters was to ap..
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Cumberland River having reached its crest was little comfort amid fears that receding floodwaters could reveal more victims of deadly storms that swampe..
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick lifted a boil water order Tuesday morning for 2 million people in Boston area who were told their tap water could be unsafe after a c..
For years his party has been an also-ran in British elections, but a scandal and a debate have put Nick Clegg in a position no Liberal Democrat party leader has held in recent memory: potential kingmaker.
Unlike al Qaeda, the Pakistani Taliban organization has shown little appetite for taking its brand of jihadism beyond the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Maybe that\'s changing.
Volvo has issued a warning about unintended acceleration in several of its latest models, Volvo Cars corporate spokesman Per-Ake Froberg told CNN Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday withdrew his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the massive oil spill that re..
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Necropsies completed on five of the 25 dead sea turtles found along Mississippi beaches in the past few days show no evidence of oil killing the reptiles. Br..
BOSTON - President Obama has signed an emergency disaster declaration offering federal help as Massachusetts grapples with the effects of a major water main break. The break led Go..
CINCINNATI - Procter & Gamble Co. says it has rushed 1,000 bottles of Dawn dishwashing liquid to the Gulf of Mexico region to help clean wildlife soiled by the massive oil spil..
NEW YORK - Investigators have spoken to the registered owner of a sport utility vehicle that contained a homemade bomb in the failed Times Square terrorist attack, but he is not co..
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Census Bureau says it is being watchful about potential dangers to its workers after six died in auto accidents in the last week. At a news briefing Mon..