ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The man taking over as Paraguay’s new president Thursday has built a family fortune in one of the most unequal places in South America, dominating industries from banking to tobacco to soft drinks to
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California transportation officials are expected to announce whether the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open on Labor Day as planned or be delayed for months because of broken safety
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt gay marriages in the state, leaving opponents of same-sex weddings few — if any — legal options to stop the unions.
The brief, unanimous ruling tossed
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha’s Vineyard vacation with golf, visits to friends’ homes and dinners out with the first lady. But he will have to wait just a little bit longer
WASHINGTON (AP) — In secretive chat rooms and on encrypted Internet message boards, al-Qaida fighters have been planning and coordinating attacks — including a threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators on Thursday were set to take up offshore fracking after revelations that the practice had quietly occurred off the coast since the late 1990s.
The California Coastal Commission added the issue at
NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0700 GMT:
JERUSALEM (AP) — A semi-governmental Israeli organization says it has brought 17 Yemini Jews to Israel, secretly helping them escape the political unrest in their Arab homeland.
Jewish Agency official Ariel Di Porto says the “airlift was clandestine”
SEATTLE (AP) — A few things will be different at this year’s Hempfest, the 22-year-old summer “protestival” on Seattle’s waterfront where tens of thousands of revelers gather to use dope openly, listen to music and gaze at the
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A few weeks after moving to suburban Kansas City from the Seattle area, Aaron Belenky went online to register to vote but ended up joining thousands of other Kansas residents whose voting rights are