WASHINGTON -- Casting aside more than a half century of hostilities, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and open respective embassies on July ...Read more
Authorities in South Carolina said Wednesday that they were investigating a devastating fire at a black church that was the target of a Ku Klux Klan attack 20 years ago.
It wasn't clear whether the fire that destroyed ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is on track to raise a record $45 million in contributions during her first quarter as a 2016 presidential candidate, building a formidable campaign fund that further solidifies her ...Read more
CAIRO -- Militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State carried out a broad assault on Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, setting off a day of fierce fighting that left at least 50 soldiers dead,...Read more
The death toll from a plane crash in Indonesia's fourth-largest city, Medan, rose to more than 140 people as a massive recovery effort wound down Wednesday afternoon.
Officials said 122 people, including military officers...Read more
LUENEBURG, Germany -- A 94-year-old man charged as an accessory in the murders of about 300,000 people at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau told a court Wednesday that he consciously had not asked Holocaust survivors ...Read more
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan government said on Wednesday that about 1,250 people died in a severe heatwave that last month gripped the country's southern province of Sindh.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the worst-hit city...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Now you can take selfies on the White House tour.
Visitors strolling through the executive mansion will be allowed to take photos for the first time in more than four decades.
First Lady Michelle Obama ...Read more
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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Seven years ago, contractor Channing Verden was raking in $230,000 a year as the proud owner of a land-clearing business in the remote Santa Cruz Mountains.
Today, his income has dwindled to $7,500, ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Every day, California drivers navigate an obstacle course of potholes and cracked pavement, and a wrong turn of the wheel can send them limping to a mechanic. Maintenance crews can't keep up.
After ...Read more
A new Florida law requiring women to wait 24 hours after a doctor visit to get an abortion took effect Wednesday after the state appealed a court order blocking it.
The Florida statute comes amid a renewed effort by ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--Phil Klotzbach and Bill Gray are standing pat on their call for a slower-than-normal season with eight named storms, including three hurricanes -- one intense.
That's what the two Colorado State ...Read more
HOUSTON -- Five days after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, a federal judge for the Southern District of Alabama on Wednesday clarified that such couples should be granted licenses to marry. ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former California state Sen. Leland Yee faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after a deal in federal court Wednesday in which he pleaded guilty to one felony count of racketeering.
Yee, a ...Read more
Giant pits nearly 600 feet deep on the surface of Rosetta's comet are likely caused by massive sinkholes, scientists say.
In a paper published in the journal Nature, researchers describe 18 mysterious depressions on the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump disparaged Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and drug-runners during his presidential announcement speech, the slurs were initially dismissed as just another outrageous pronouncement from the ...Read more
VIENNA -- One day after U.S. officials announced a weeklong extension of the deadline for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program, the Iranian foreign minister on Wednesday noted rather cryptically that his nation wasn't...Read more
ATHENS -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras backtracked Wednesday on his refusal to accept eurozone creditors' demands for deeper spending cuts in exchange for more loans to keep the economy afloat, telling the ...Read more
TUPELO, Miss. -- In a state where 86 percent of voters cast ballots for a ban on gay weddings in 2004, and where opposition is fierce to last week's Supreme Court ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- As the charter for the Export-Import Bank was lapsing, President Barack Obama penned opinion pieces in a number of newspapers across the country asking readers to pressure their lawmakers to bring it back.
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