WASHINGTON -- Did the flames and fury that ravaged West Baltimore last month reflect the fate of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's likely presidential campaign?
O'Malley fashions himself as a no-nonsense crime ...Read more
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Pope Francis' decision to beatify assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero offers the most clear signal yet of the pope's determination to refocus the direction of the world's largest ...Read more
TOKYO -- A volcano on a southern Japanese island erupted Friday, spewing a plume of smoke, with authorities evacuating all of the islanders and visitors there.
The 9:59 a.m. (0059 GMT) "explosive" eruption of Mount ...Read more
WHARTON, Texas -- The death toll from almost a week of fierce rain that has flooded many parts of Texas continued to rise on Friday as officials closely watched the swelling rivers for clues on how much longer the crisis ...Read more
HIGH RIDGE, Mo. (UPI) -- The Missouri inventor of "the world's strongest athletic cup" put his own genitals on the line and took a bullet to the groin to prove its effectiveness.
Jeremiah Raber, 38, whose Nutshellz groin ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The economy performed worse than initially estimated in the first quarter, contracting for the second straight year and just the third time since the Great Recession as severe weather, a West Coast ports ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- The opening of the One World Observatory atop New York's One World Trade Center is being celebrated with a time-lapse video of the tower's 11-year construction.
The video, created and shared on YouTube ...Read more
NEW DELHI -- Temperatures dipped marginally in southern India Friday where a deadly heatwave has killed at least 1,800 people, officials said.
The bulk of casualties were reported from the southern states of Andhra ...Read more
As I See It: A Young Woman's Strange Obsession ConfessionM. W. Potts
The drama of loving the one man you can never have fills the pages of 'As I See It', as Laila McNaire rides the emotional rollercoaster. Her struggle is to hold on to the thin line of sanity before her twenty year marriage is destroyed. Follow Laila through 'As I See It', but hold your breath...
SEATTLE -- For August Hill, the job offer from Microsoft was a dream come true.
The soft-spoken developer started his career deep in the guts of software programming for a telephone company in St. Louis, working to make ...Read more
The job, while humbling, looked easy enough.
Armed with freshly laundered sheets, we were assigned to make beds at the Pacific Garden Mission for the homeless on Chicago's Near West Side, where dozens of metal-framed bunk...Read more
CANNES, France -- As a lesbian romance set just before the dawn of the Eisenhower era, the new film "Carol" would seem to have little light to throw on modern relationships. In the year the film takes place (1952), at ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Mark Crisci was going to the gym and trying to lower his cholesterol levels, but it wasn't until he joined a healthy-lifestyle group at work that he found weight-loss success and continued support to keep his...Read more
CHICAGO -- Darren Tristano's daughter had a definite preference when it came to where she wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday: She wanted to go to Panera Bread, a favorite among her peers.
"That's when you know fast ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's campaign aides knocked down speculation that they're aiming to raise $2 billion for the primary and general elections, saying the total they expect to need to win the White House is closer ...Read more
MIAMI -- President Barack Obama extended a symbolic olive branch Thursday to Miami's Cuban Americans by paying his respects to the shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre in Coconut Grove.
Earlier in the day, Obama ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency will mothball its mammoth archive of Americans' telephone records, isolating the computer servers where they are stored and blocking investigators' access, but will not destroy ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Students from every state, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories and eight foreign nations arrived in the capital this week; young, talented and driven, each one intent on out-spelling the other.
LOS ANGELES -- After a slower Memorial Day weekend at the box office, Warner Bros.' "San Andreas" is expected to shake things up.
The film, co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures, will likely open with an estimated $40 ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Actress Lindsay Lohan completed more than 100 hours of community service and is off probation in connection with a reckless driving conviction two years ago.
Just weeks ago the judge said Lohan had ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A presidential visit is like a hurricane.
There's a quiet, and then madness and confusion and closed roads and flashing lights and people running around, and then everything is quiet again.