Saturday, March 1, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday branded the plight of minority youths in America an “outrage” as he launched a program to improve the lives of boys in deprived and dangerous inner cities.
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate last quarter, sharper less than first thought, in part because consumers didn't spend as much as initially estimated.
Huber Matos Benitez, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution as one of Fidel Castro's key lieutenants before his efforts to resign from the burgeoning communist government landed him in prison for 20 years, has died. He was 95.
Relatives of some of the 30 U.S. troops killed when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan said congressional testimony from U.S. military officials on Thursday answered some, but not all, of their lingering questions about the single deadliest incident of the war.
The Mormon Church is pushing back against the notion that members of the faith are taught they'll get their own planet in the afterlife, a misconception popularized in pop culture most recently by the Broadway show “The Book of Mormon.”
One of the so-called “Cuban Five” — intelligence agents convicted in a U.S. spy case that made them heroes in Havana — was released from an Arizona prison Thursday and will be deported, officials said.
Friday, February 28, 2014
The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death did not completely pull protesters from the streets Thursday as the government apparently hoped.
Russia sent fighter jets to patrol the border with Ukraine, reportedly gave shelter to the country's fugitive president and pro-Russian gunmen stormed offices of a strategic region, deepening the crisis for Ukraine's new government even as it was being formed.
A U.S. appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violent riots in parts of the Middle East and death threats to the actors.