Nation & World
JOHANNESBURG — In tweets, songs, telephone calls, cards and more, messages of love have come from across South Africa and the world for 94-year-old Nelson Mandela, giving the family comfort and hope as he remains hospitalized in serious condition with a lung infection, his wife said Monday.
MONTREAL — Mayor Michael Applebaum faces 14 criminal charges, including fraud and breach of trust, after being arrested Monday by Quebec's anti-corruption task force as part of a bribery case.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Talks on a sweeping trade deal between the European Union and the United States, the world's two largest trading partners, are to get underway in Washington next month, President Barack Obama and top European Union officials said Monday.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Investigators are getting closer to pinpointing where Colorado’s most destructive wildfire started and that should help allow residents of the area hit hardest by the blaze to temporarily return home.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.
DALLAS — Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that it has a new CEO.
Fears of return of sectarian violence continue to grow
BAGHDAD — A blistering string of apparently coordinated bombings and a shooting across Iraq killed at least 51 and wounded dozens Sunday, spreading fear throughout the country in a wave of violence that is raising the prospect of a return to widespread sectarian killing a decade after a U.S.-led invasion.
Class getting more attention than race as barrier to opportunity
In post-Great Recession America, which is the bigger barrier to opportunity — race or class?
Park rangers, wildlife refuge workers and U.S. Park Police experienced more assaults and threats from visitors last year than in 2011, according to a group that represents federal resource workers.
Analysts say deal for dialogue will be difficult to work out
SEOUL — North Korea on Sunday proposed wide-ranging "senior-level" talks with the United States, an offer it said Washington should accept without setting any "preconditions" about denuclearization.
Unrest continues despite end to 2.5-week sit-in
ISTANBUL -- Riot police firing tear gas and water cannons repelled thousands of anti-government protesters attempting to converge on Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Sunday, unbowed even as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended his crackdown at a rally of his supporters.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen killed two anti-polio workers Sunday in northwest Pakistan, police said, the latest violence directed at efforts to eradicate the disease from the country.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power.
A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake was registered off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua around midday Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Officials say no tsunami risk to the West Coast.
Firefighters have at least temporarily battled to a "draw" with a fast-moving fire that has already killed two people and destroyed 379 homes, giving weary authorities and residents the first glimmer of hope after three days of mounting damage, a sheriff said.