| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:53 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Leaders of the ice-fishing community, aiming for official Olympics recognition as a sport, have begun the process by asking the World Anti-Doping Agency to randomly test its “athletes” for performance-enhancing drugs, according to a February...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Wrapping up a three day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to its heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, solemnly reaffirming the Jewish state's right to exist.
Accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
King Abdullah II of Jordan, a member of the dwindling band of Arab leaders who have somehow stayed in power despite the rise of what he calls a "Muslim Brotherhood crescent" across the Middle East, made an acute observation to me recently about the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Here are 10 running backs to watch in 2013:
Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
The Buzz: Much of the rushing workload fell on Abdullah’s shoulders after the Cornhuskers leading rusher, Rex Burkhead, went down with an injury. In his absence, the 5-foot-9,...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 1:04 PM
BEIRUT -- The election of Hassan Rowhani as Iran’s new president has raised hopes of increased engagement with other nations and a new era of moderation in the Islamic Republic, according to commentaries across the region on Sunday.
| May 17, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Khaled Hosseini stormed the best-seller lists with his debut novel, “The Kite Runner,” in 2003, following it up with the even more popular “A Thousand Splendid Suns” in 2007. Both set in the author's native country of Afghanistan,...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:00 PM
OAKLAND — It was a quiet evening by this city's standards, and still the police emergency lines were lighting up.
As screams rang out behind her, a caller said her neighbor was being beaten. A woman reported that a front door down the street had...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:18 AM
BAGHDAD -- Car bombs around Iraq killed at least 65 people Monday as the country's worst wave of violence since U.S. troops withdrew a year and a half ago continued.
The attacks that occurred by busy commercial streets in Shiite and Sunni areas followed...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
D-Day for Iranian presidential race
Tuesday, May 7 -- So many candidates, so few promising real change.
More than a dozen Iranian lawmakers, former Cabinet ministers, revolutionary guardsmen and allies of Islamic leaders have thrown in their hats...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Ashli Nicole Wiedmer, 19, of 209 S. Roosevelt St., No. 18, careless driving, fined $120 and sentenced to 30 days in jail with all of the jail sentence suspended; failure to maintain financial responsibility, fined $120 and sentenced to 30 days in jail...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- The nation demonstrated again last week how resolute it can be when threatened by murderous terrorists -- and how helpless when ordered to heel by smug lobbyists for the gun industry.
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's deadly rampage through...