MUMBAI, India (AP) — To anyone who’s ever visited Mumbai, they are as evocative a symbol as the Gateway to India. The boxy, black-and-yellow Premier Padmini taxis have plied the city’s streets for nearly half a century, defying
BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. official says that China’s human rights situation continues to deteriorate and that the latest round of dialogue with Chinese officials on human rights fell short of U.S. expectations.
Acting Assistant Secretary of
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bob Hope entertained 11 presidents at the White House, hosted the Academy Awards 19 times and told thousands of jokes to some 10 million U.S. troops over the course of four wars.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s new president has called Israel an “old wound” that should be removed in comments published just two days ahead of his inauguration.
Hasan Rouhani’s remarks about Israel — his country’s archenemy — echo
LONDON (AP) — International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has reported a second-quarter net income of 127 million euros ($168 million) as restructuring at the Spanish airline begins to take hold.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral with green paint is due in court.
Jiamei Tian faces a preliminary hearing in D.C. Superior Court on Friday.
The 58-year-old has been charged with damaging
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Snow and frigid temperatures didn’t stop thousands of screaming teenagers from crowding into the Washington Coliseum in the nation’s capital for the Beatles first live concert on American soil.
And not having a flash
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two transit unions issued a 72-hour strike notice, alerting the more than 400,000 San Francisco Bay area commuters that the system could be shut down during Monday’s commute if labor issues aren’t resolved.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Albuquerque is expected to decide Friday whether companies in New Mexico and Iowa can begin legally slaughtering horses, for the first time in the country since it was effectively banned
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The government’s contention that Pfc. Bradley Manning harmed national security by leaking U.S. secrets is getting a more public airing.
Three of the four witnesses who have testified so far at his sentencing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe the 40th vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law will be a charm for opponents of the overhaul.
House Republicans are scheduled to vote Friday on a bill that would prevent the
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A firefighter died on the first day of what is typically the Pacific Northwest’s busiest month for wildfire, the 28th wilderness fire crew member killed this year in the nation.
John Hammack of Madras,
NANDAIME, Nicaragua (AP) — Nandaime puts on a big show for two weeks every year to honor its patron saint, Santa Ana, the mother of the Virgin Mary.
Townspeople parade through the streets with a platform holding statues
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa AG recorded a net loss of 204 million euros ($270.01 million) in the first six months of the year as restructuring costs, fuel prices and slower business in Asia and the
WASHINGTON (AP) — With union membership on the decline, labor leaders are getting more creative — and some say more desperate — to boost sagging numbers and rebuild their waning clout.
Unions are helping non-union fast food workers
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A novel New Zealand law that could legalize some designer drugs is being scrutinized with interest by other countries struggling to keep up with the proliferation of “party pills” and similar products.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian army has killed a dozen suspected rebels in five days of fighting near the highly militarized line dividing disputed Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
Indian army spokesman Naresh Vig says the fighting