BEIJING (AP) — He rolls up his pants in a downpour, holds his own umbrella and reminisces with villagers about the good old days. In nearly 10 months as China’s leader, Xi Jinping has projected himself as a
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The trial of Kenya’s deputy president has opened at the International Criminal court on charges of orchestrating deadly violence in the aftermath of his country’s disputed 2007 election.
William Ruto, wearing a dark
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Unions representing high school teachers in Greece have voted to hold “long-term” strikes starting Sept. 16, in protest at public sector staff cuts ordered by the government as part of its bailout agreements.
BEIJING (AP) — A 6-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out by an attacker is receiving implants at a hospital in southern China after a Hong Kong eye doctor volunteered his service.
The implants are a precursor
DENVER (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers who voted for new Colorado firearms restrictions faced the first legislative recalls in state history Tuesday, elections that tested popular support for gun limits in a state with a strong tradition embracing
NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0700 GMT:
CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are working to confine a wildfire within a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park as it threatens about 100 homes and triggers a smoke advisory for three nearby counties.
State fire officials say
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit convict accused of stabbing a sheriff’s deputy with a broken comb during a violent courthouse escape is facing a raft of new charges after being captured following a daylong manhunt.
Wayne County Sheriff
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — They roam the streets of Bucharest, sad-eyed, scraggly mongrels that shelter in demolition sites, rifle through garbage — and increasingly attack humans. The capital’s massive stray dog population, a legacy of communism and its
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Thomas Bach is the man to beat as the IOC elects a leader to take the Olympic body into the next decade.
After awarding the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo and bringing wrestling back
MOUNT VERNON, Washington (AP) — A U.S. couple was convicted of manslaughter Monday in the malnutrition-and-hypothermia death of a teenage girl they adopted from Ethiopia.
A jury found Larry Williams, of Sedro-Woolley, Washington state, guilty of first-degree manslaughter
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug.
In the first congressional hearing since the
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police have sought help from federal agencies in pursuing a suspect in a two-month series of sexual assaults that has an inner-city neighborhood living on edge, officials said.
Three new arrest warrants were added
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian court convicts 4 men in December gang rape of woman on New Delhi bus.
CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were working to confine a wildfire within a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park as it threatens about 100 homes and triggers a smoke advisory for three nearby counties.
The fire in Mount
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — For days, rumors had spread that a coup was imminent. The date chosen by the military and their supporters was the 11th of September.
That Tuesday in 1973, I arrived very early to The
TORONTO (AP) — A movie blogger irate about cell phone usage during a Toronto International Film Festival screening called 911 to report the offense.
At a midnight screening Monday, FirstShowing.net blogger Alex Billington became increasingly annoyed by constant