CAPE TOWN, South Africa — About 13 million HIV-positive Africans still don't have access to the life-saving medication they require, the non-profit World Aids Campaign said Wednesday, the final day of the African AIDS conference in Cape Town.
MADRID — Spain's National Court on Wednesday sentenced three Basque separatists to 3,860 years in prison each for a car bombing that injured 160 people in 2009.
Baking season has arrived, and the oven is beckoning. So we’ve asked some of the best pastry chefs in Los Angeles for home recipes to ease bakers into fall.
MILWAUKEE - In a stunning online rant, a top Gov. Scott Walker appointee likened illegal immigrants to Satan during a Facebook debate over a bumper sticker declaring open season on foreigners living in the United States without documentation.
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CAIRO - Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is well and has access to media, through which he is following developments in the country, the European Union's top diplomat said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Helen Thomas, the feisty, trailblazing White House reporter who tore down historical barriers that had stymied women journalists for generations, died Saturday at 92.
WASHINGTON - A military judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a far-reaching charge that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning aided the enemy when he gave hundreds of thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks, an online repository of secrets from the U.S. government as well as other nations and cor…
KABUL, Afghanistan - A federal watchdog agency says the U.S. military is endangering the health of troops and civilians working at the main Marine Corps base in Afghanistan by burning solid waste in open pits even as two of the base's four incinerators - built for $11.5 million - go unused a…
WASHINGTON - Republicans will make another move today to damage the national health-care law they derisively call Obamacare. This time, they're being aided by the champion of the measure, President Obama.
WASHINGTON - Senators reached a tentative agreement Tuesday that will avoid a Democratic move to change Senate rules and eliminate the power of a minority to block action on executive branch nominations, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced.
Let us give the jury the benefit of the doubt. Let us assume that, within the narrow constraints of the evidence at hand and Florida's bizarre gun laws, six good women rendered the only verdict they could Saturday night in acquitting George Zimmerman of murder and manslaughter in the killing…
As Christina Cordero remembers it, the doctor would not take no for an answer.
MELVILLE, N.Y. - The fossil remains of a diminutive humanlike creature - a real-life hobbit, of sorts - have stoked wonder and scientific debate for a decade, and now an anthropologist at Stony Brook University in New York says she has proof it's a distinct species in the family of humankind.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge called a halt to genital pat-downs of Guantanamo Bay detainees who are meeting with attorneys.
MEXICO CITY - Several Latin American presidents have complained bitterly after recent revelations about U.S. electronic surveillance, but there's a bit of hypocrisy in some of their griping.
Merck's late-stage melanoma drug, lambrolizumab, continues to show great promise in shrinking the deadly tumors, particularly when taken at the highest dosage offered in trials, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
WASHINGTON - Fed up with Republican efforts to block confirmation of President Obama's appointees, Democrats threatened Thursday to limit use of the filibuster, a drastic maneuver that would end an age-old Senate tradition and could inflame tensions between the two parties.
Merck’s late-stage melanoma drug, lambrolizumab, continues to show great promise in shrinking the deadly tumors, particularly when taken at the highest dosage offered in trials, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
WASHINGTON - Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting health advocates fighting the nation's obesity crisis.
Mohandas Gandhi went to Yeravda Central Prison.
MEXICO CITY - The National Action Party held on to the governorship of Baja California in state and local elections, returns showed Monday, breathing life into the sputtering center-right party but failing to clarify the outlook for pending changes in Mexican oil industry law.
VATICAN CITY - Two 20th-century leaders of the Catholic Church will be declared saints, Pope Francis decided on Friday, as the Vatican announced the forthcoming canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.
WASHINGTON - It's been romanticized in classic film, gone viral on social media and become must-see TV.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Quickly rebooting stalled negotiations with the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a long-term agreement for a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is crucial to maintaining stability in the war-torn country, U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Th…
Last week was bittersweet for the cause of human dignity. On one hand, the Supreme Court gave us reason for applause, striking down barriers against the full citizenship of gay men and lesbians. On the other, it gave us reason for dread, gutting the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The 5-4 decision w…
BRUSSELS - Belgian King Albert II announced Wednesday that he will relinquish the throne on July 21, allowing his eldest son, Prince Philippe, to take over as monarch.
ISLAMABAD - A U.S. drone leveled the home of an Afghan militant commander late Tuesday in the northwest Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, killing 17 people in the year's deadliest strike to date.
WASHINGTON - President Obama wrapped up a weeklong visit to Africa on Tuesday, a tour overshadowed at times by the legacy of his predecessor and a political hero with a bid for his own mark on the continent.
CAIRO - With millions of Egyptians in the streets for the third straight day demanding his resignation, President Mohammed Morsi took to the airwaves early this morning and vowed to fight to remain in office, even if "the price is my blood."
WASHINGTON - Despite U.S. intelligence officials' repeated denials that the National Security Agency is collecting the content of domestic emails and phone calls, evidence is mounting that the agency's vast surveillance network can and may already be preserving billions of those communicatio…
MINNEAPOLIS - Patients who monitor their blood pressure at home and discuss the results with pharmacists can make significant progress against hypertension, according to a Minnesota study that could chart a new course in treating the nation's most common and costly chronic ailment.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The shift to Afghan security forces leading in combat and the ongoing reduction of U.S. troops here drove American combat deaths to their lowest number in five years for the first half of 2013.
JOHANNESBURG - President Obama assembled his first audience of South Africans on Saturday in Soweto and recalled the protests that tore through the neighborhoods here in 1976, galvanizing the anti-apartheid movement.
DAKAR, Senegal - President Obama touted his vision to reduce hunger in Africa and the developing world by injecting new business and science initiatives into farming.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration made a final attempt Friday to quell the controversy over a requirement in the president's health law that insurance plans offer contraceptive coverage to women, issuing regulations that exempt churches and religiously affiliated organizations from payin…
WASHINGTON - The blur of Washington news this week - major decisions on voting rights, affirmative action, same-sex marriage and immigration - was a vivid illustration of how Americans are grappling with fundamental social change.
PARIS - Prosecutors in the city of Bordeaux on Friday advised scrapping a case against former President Nicolas Sarkozy, accused of exploiting an elderly billionaire to secure funding for his 2007 campaign.
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican was hit by a new scandal Friday as Italian police arrested a high-ranking Catholic Church official on suspicion that he had plotted to illegally transport 1/420 million - about $26 million - from Switzerland to Italy.
WASHINGTON - They're creepy. They're crawly. And soon they could be on your menu.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court told the high court of Oklahoma on Thursday to clarify a new state law restricting the use of the RU-486 abortion pill, possibly setting the stage for a ruling on how far states can go in regulating the practice of abortion.
WASHINGTON - The Senate Thursday voted 68-32 to overhaul the nation's immigration system, an ambitious plan that creates a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants while requiring tough new steps to secure the nation's borders.
MOSCOW - A decision on Edward Snowden's request for political asylum in Ecuador could take up to two months, the country's foreign minister said Wednesday, and he suggested that the U.S. fugitive could end his airport-layover limbo by seeking sanctuary inside the Ecuadorean Embassy.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court made history while it set up new challenges Wednesday with two victories for marriage equality.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani investigators Tuesday named former military dictator Pervez Musharraf as the prime suspect in the December 2007 assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, raising the tally of capital charges leveled against the once all-powerful army chief over the last week to four.
WASHINGTON - History comes alive this morning as the Supreme Court is set to announce decisions in two standout cases involving same-sex marriage.
WASHINGTON - The typical U.S. teen isn't playing basketball at a local park, hiking trails or even walking home from school. The typical U.S. teen isn't following a healthy diet, either.
WASHINGTON - If you tweet a picture from your living room using your smartphone, you're sharing far more than your new hairdo or the color of the wallpaper. You're potentially revealing the exact coordinates of your house to anyone on the Internet.
WASHINGTON - The government may not require people or groups to "pledge allegiance" to its policies as a condition of obtaining grants, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a broad defense of the First Amendment's protection of freedom of speech.