By CARLEY PETESCHAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Firebrand South African politician Julius Malema proclaimed his innocence Wednesday and said the money laundering charges against him were a political plot to silence his criticism of the president.
Malema is the most prominent critic of
By MARIA DANILOVAAssociated Press
UREKI, Georgia (AP) - Georgia's richest man, billionaire and philanthropist Bidzina Ivanishvili seems to have it all - a head-spinning fortune, the respect of his country and gleaming, art-filled palaces across the globe, including one where zebras and pink
By GARANCE BURKEAssociated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Democratic Rep. Pete Stark, the longest-serving member of California's largest-in-the-nation congressional delegation, offered a taste of his trademark invective.
"It's a question of choosing experience, or a novice who likes to
By BRIDGET MURPHYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A chemist at the center of a drug lab testing scandal admitted she faked results for two to three years, forged signatures and skipped proper procedures, a police report shows.
Some of Annie Dookhan's colleagues also had concerns for years
NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. ambassador has announced a multimillion dollar pledge to support a landmark U.N. resolution calling for women to be included in decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking and peacebuilding.
Swanee Hunt, a lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly a year after federal prosecutors started targeting California medical marijuana shops, they took their fight to Los Angeles on Tuesday after city officials struggled to halt a proliferation of dispensaries.
The U.S. attorney's office
By CAIN BURDEAUAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A surprise ruling by a federal appeals court that lets the Army Corps of Engineers off the hook for paying compensation for Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic flooding isn't going over well on the streets of New Orleans.
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is casting aside a cost-cutting specialist and bringing in software industry veteran Ken Goldman to be chief financial officer as the Internet company's management orchestrates a potentially expensive
By ABDI GULED and JASON STRAZIUSOAssociated Press
HOBYO, Somalia (AP) - The empty whiskey bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs littering this once-bustling shoreline are signs the heyday of Somali piracy may be over. Most of the prostitutes are gone and the luxury cars repossessed.
By SAMANTHA CRITCHELLAP Fashion Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - When you are a hot young starlet in Hollywood, you often get what you want. For Nikki Reed, that meant goose-bump calfskin, and for Chloe Grace Moretz, it was a menswear-inspired design. They are two of the celebrities to work with footwear