ROME — Seated in one of the thousands of stacking chairs packed in St. Peter’s Square, Texan Bob Boillet uses the word everybody seems to be using when talking about the head of his church, Pope Francis.
Kush Sharma, center, wins the Jackson County Spelling Bee after going toe-to-toe with fifth-grader Sophia Hoffman, who tripped up on the word “stifling.” The two said they had become close friends.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A marathon spelling bee between two Kansas City-area students who exhausted the initial word list last month ended after 29 more rounds Saturday when the eventual runner-up stumbled over the word “stifling.”
WASHINGTON — Singer Courtney Love hadn’t been born, and tweeting was reserved for birds, when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, passengers have their hand luggage screened by security personnel inside the Ben Gurion airport terminal near Tel Aviv, Israel. While standing in long lines, walking through scanners and removing belts and shoes are a fact of post 9/11 travel world-wid…
JERUSALEM — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling with a laptop and a stack of printed reading material, he was told to part with one or the other, due to unspecified securit…
KABUL, Afghanistan — In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women’s rights activism in Afghanistan.
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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., obviously is a great adherent of the adage “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
NEW YORK — Every so often, the economy reaches a point where bad news in the jobs report becomes good news. Right now, we're at one of those moments. The U.S. added a solid 175,000 jobs in February, despite the nasty spate of winter weather that some thought would put more of a damper on hir…
Driving through the Arizona desert between Tucson and Phoenix, it's easy to see the remnants of agricultural boom times. Irrigated agriculture in the Arizona desert peaked in the 1950s and has steadily declined as urbanization's water demand has exploded. The road is flanked with abandoned c…
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state’s school funding system isn’t constitutional, ordering improved aid to poor districts by July and more lower-court hearings on how much the state must increase its total spending.
UNITED NATIONS — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared Friday that achieving equality for women and girls is “the great unfinished business of the 21st century.”
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, left, and U.N. Women’s leader Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, greet Hillary Rodham Clinton.
SAN DIEGO — A California state legislator is introducing a bill that would prohibit orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego.
WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating the alleged unauthorized removal of classified documents from a secret CIA facility by Senate Intelligence Committee staff who prepared a study of the agency’s use of harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists in secret overseas detention cen…
MIAMI — Carlos Salamanca fled Venezuela’s growing political turmoil in January with his wife, two teenage children and $7,000.
Carlos Salamanca, his wife and teenage children came to the U.S. from Venezuela in January with just $7,000. Most nights they sleep in an old Nissan he bought for $1,000.
WASHINGTON — Members of the huge millennial generation are less religious, less likely to call themselves “patriotic” and significantly more liberal than older generations, new research shows.
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