NEW YORK (AP) — Like the famous marble lions out front, the New York Public Library’s flagship building has long symbolized serene endurance in the service of knowledge. But plans for a major change within the landmark have
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With two strikes against him, pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay wanted to make sure he wasn’t getting a fastball on the next pitch.
Having abandoned his game plan by being overly aggressive on those first two
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay’s unprecedented plan to put the government at the center of a legal marijuana industry has made it halfway through congress, giving President Jose Mujica a long-sought victory in his effort to explore alternatives
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is welcoming a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House Thursday to discuss their concerns about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, a day after his national security team acknowledged for
ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting Thursday with top Pakistani leaders, hoping the U.S. can open a new chapter in Washington’s often testy relationship with Islamabad.
Islamic extremism, the war in neighboring Afghanistan
FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — Prosecutors of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning were expected to focus on the damage done by his release through WikiLeaks of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables as his sentencing hearing continued Thursday.
BANGKOK (AP) — Faster economic growth in the U.S. and tightening crude supplies helped push up oil prices Thursday.
Benchmark oil for September delivery was up 50 cents to $105.53 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has ordered tens of thousands of vaccine doses to protect people against the island’s first rabies outbreak in more than 50 years.
Health officials have struggled to contain the Taiwan outbreak since July
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian markets rose Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve gave no indication it was preparing to wind down a massive bond-buying program that has propelled investors into stocks.
The Fed wrapped up a two-day policy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of gay couples began tying the knot early Thursday morning at Minneapolis City Hall as Minnesota became the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage.
The law allowed weddings to begin just after midnight Wednesday,