MOSCOW (AP) - Sarah Brightman, the world's biggest selling soprano, says she has booked a trip to the International Space Station.
Brightman, who had a hit in 1978 with "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper," will become the first recording artist in space.
The British singer said Wednesday
By DAN JOLING and MARK THIESSENAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Inupiat Eskimo villagers in a small Alaska community are facing six long months of melting ice and snow nearly every time they want to cook a meal or bathe, after freezing temperatures hit before workers could fill the
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action.
The court heard arguments in a challenge to the program from a
By JAMIE STENGLEAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - A mother who admitted to beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands made a plea for leniency Wednesday, saying she was no longer the "monster" who committed the attack.
"I will never forgive myself for what I did to my own
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Peace Corps volunteer apologized for sexually abusing young girls while serving in South Africa and acknowledged the widespread fallout from his crimes before he was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison.
Jesse Osmun and
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
When you vote for Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in November, you'll be voting for more than a president. You'll be casting a ballot for and against a checklist of policies that touch your life and shape the country you live in.
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Evangelical leaders worried that Mitt Romney's Mormonism could suppress conservative turnout on Election Day are intensifying appeals for Christians to vote.
In poll after poll, evangelicals have overwhelmingly said they would back the
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister on Tuesday ordered new parliamentary elections in early 2013, roughly eight months ahead of schedule, setting the stage for a lightning quick campaign that will likely win him re-election.
For nearly four years, Prime
By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELAssociated Press
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A nude University of South Alabama freshman had taken LSD and assaulted others before he chased the campus police officer who fatally shot him, authorities said Tuesday, though the student wasn't armed and didn't touch the
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - The craggy island specks in the East China Sea aren't even an economic backwater. They have no factories, no highways, no shops, no people - only goats. But the high-pitched row between Beijing and Tokyo over their ownership is exacting a