'Walk for Life' marchers in San Francisco oppose abortion

Velia Sprague cheers while listening to Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano during the "Walk for Life" rally on Saturday in San Francisco. Thousands of abortion opponents gathered at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall for the 11th annual "Walk for...

White House determined to reform policing

As the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing works to deliver recommendations to President Obama by March, administration officials are speaking more openly about the nation's still-simmering racial tensions.

Survivors of Auschwitz dwindle, but still gather

There are fewer and fewer of those who still remember. The Russian army entered Auschwitz - the network of extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland - on Jan. 27, 1945, liberating the most notorious site of the...

Some Guantanamo detainees call home for first time in nearly a decade

For almost a decade, the 15 detainees considered to be the most dangerous at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been locked in a special top-security facility, deprived of some of the privileges granted to other prisoners, such...


Fake schools draw scrutiny of feds

Tri-Valley is among at least half a dozen schools shut down or raided by federal authorities in recent years over allegations of immigration fraud. Like Tri-Valley, they had obtained permission from U.S. immigration officials to admit foreign...

N.J. shooting of black man, hands raised, widens divide with police

A fatal shooting by police officers of a man who defied their orders by stepping out of a car during a traffic stop but had his hands raised has opened a new rift between residents and the police department in the struggling city.

UPDATED: No bombs found on two airliners in Atlanta after threat

Police who searched two airplanes in Atlanta found no bombs following online threats made against the aircraft.

Dead whale is a stinky discovery at Seattle ferry terminal

A 30-foot gray whale has turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle, where its stench is wafting into the noses of thousands of daily commuters.



Courtney still at work to set the abolition vote record straight

U.S. Rep. Courtney will release an online guide to Connecticut's vote on abolition.


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U.S., Cuba are talking, disagreeing

After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, the first real effort at forging a new era was sobering: Much bitter disagreement.

Pro-Russian rebels reject deal, launch new offensive in Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.

Obama says terror group has killed hostage; others doubtful

President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls “the brutal murder” of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group.



Fire at New Jersey apartment complex displaces hundreds

Smoke rises as firefighters hose water onto an apartment complex the Thursday morning in Edgewater, N.J. Officials said workers at The Avalon at Edgewater across the Hudson River from New York City accidentally started the fire, which caused massive...

Powerful N.Y. political leader arrested on bribery charges

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York’s most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks.\n