By MICHELLE FAULAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa is fighting a losing battle against corruption which sucked up nearly 1 billion rand ($111 million) in taxpayers' money last year, according to a new report that contradicts government statements that efforts to stamp out
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them.
Yet the agency set off alarms in Congress and state capitols across the West by citing the automatic spending cuts as the basis for demanding that dozens of states
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Barack Obama and Mexico's new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, are stepping gingerly to avoid any suggestion of meddling in each other's most contentious issues. Instead, Obama is drawing attention to the cultural ties that have
By RYAN LUCASAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The bodies of the Syrian boys and young men in jeans and casual shirts were strewn along a blood-stained pavement, dying apparently where they fell. Weeping women moved among the dead, and one of them screamed, "Where are you, people of the village?"
By JIM VERTUNO and JUAN LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning from its incoming president that its members are engaged in a "culture war" that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding
By DAVID KLEPPERAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island has become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, after a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state.
Gays, lesbians, their friends and families erupted into cheers
By MARK STEVENSONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Beneath the slogan "Obama, don't deport my Mama," dozens of migrant families deported from the U.S. despite having children born there rallied outside the U.S. Embassy before President Barack Obama's arrival Thursday, demanding passage of
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of workers at health care giant Kaiser Permanente have voted again to remain with the Service Employees International Union rather than switch to a smaller rival.
The National Labor Relations Board says Kaiser workers in California voted 58
MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration is looking at every option to end the bloodshed in Syria.
The president said Thursday that his administration is proceeding cautiously as it looks at options, to ensure that what it does is helpful to the situation rather than making
By DAVID KLEPPER
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island on Thursday became the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, as a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state ended with the triumphant cheers of hundreds of gays, lesbians, their