By By BJOERN H. AMLANDAssociated Press
OSLO, Norway (AP) - The EU received the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday for promoting peace and human rights in Europe following the devastation of World War II, and the bloc was urged to use that unity in its battle with an economic crisis that is causing
By By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Monday ordered the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to turn over to the court the top-secret files it has kept for decades on dozens of priests accused of sex abuse, bringing the documents closer to public scrutiny.
By By RACHEL LA CORTEAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Keith Bacon and Corianton Hale wore dress shirts as they recited their vows at Seattle City Hall, as the city hosted more than 100 weddings on the first day same-sex couples could marry in Washington state.
A few hours later Sunday, the happy
By By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A highly acclaimed architect was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for trying to enter the U.S. with nearly 13 pounds of cocaine hidden in his minivan's battery.
A federal judge ordered the unusually light punishment after Eugenio
By By PATRICK CONDONAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - When Jack Baker proposed to Michael McConnell that they join their lives together as a couple, in March 1967, McConnell accepted with a condition that was utterly radical for its time: that someday they would legally marry.
Just a few
By By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress and the White House can significantly soften the initial impact of the "fiscal cliff" even if they fail to reach a compromise by Dec. 31. One thing they cannot control, however, is the financial markets' reaction, which
By By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - A year-end deadline approaching, quiet negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff" yielded no tangible signs of progress on Monday as Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to volunteer spending cuts he will support
By By STACY A. ANDERSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad breakup.
All three have launched individual campaigns that reflect an emerging priority for
By By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid settled her lawsuit Monday over sexual assault allegations that sank his political career and spurred scrutiny of his dealings with women on two continents.
By By WAYNE PARRYAssociated Press
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - Coastal areas of New Jersey and New York that lost their boardwalks to Superstorm Sandy's surge are racing to rebuild them in time for tourist season - in some places, without the boards.
For reasons both practical and