German mother of 13 pregnant with quadruplets at age 65

13 April 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again — this time to quadruplets. Read More


Jodi Arias to learn of her fate at sentencing hearing

13 April 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The long-running legal saga of convicted murderer Jodi Arias draws to a close Monday as a judge formally imposes a life sentence in the 2008 shooting and stabbing death of her on-again-off-again boyfriend. Read More


Sharpton leads service to remember police shooting victim

12 April 2015

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton thanked the mayor and police chief in North Charleston on Sunday for their response to the fatal shooting of Walter Scott. Read More


Second shot: Hillary Clinton running again for president

12 April 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, announcing her much-awaited second campaign for the White House. "Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion," she said. Read More


Turkey recalls ambassador after pope's Armenia genocide call

12 April 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis on Sunday called the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urged the international community to recognise it as such, sparking a diplomatic rift with Turkey at a delicate time in Christian-Muslim relations. Read More


Obama, Castro vow to turn the page

11 April 2015

PANAMA CITY (AP) - President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations. Read More


Tax Day extra difficult for many same-sex married couples

11 April 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - A necessary burden for most Americans, Tax Day is an accounting nightmare for thousands of gay and lesbian couples as they wrestle with the uneven legal status of same-sex marriage in the United States. Read More


Bangladesh tightens security ahead of expected execution

11 April 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Authorities in Bangladesh heightened security in the capital and elsewhere Saturday ahead of the expected execution of an Islamist party official sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war against Pakistan. Read More


UN: Ebola still global emergency despite big drop in cases

10 April 2015

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organisation says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted. Read More


Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties

10 April 2015

PANAMA CITY (AP) - The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years, setting the stage for a historic encounter between the two leaders at a regional summit starting Friday in Panama. Read More




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