- Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela Updated: May-25-15 12:22 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.
- Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia Updated: May-24-15 11:53 pm
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia - It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to stretch their legs.
- 3 female Salt Lake officers to sue over sexual harassment Updated: May-24-15 7:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Three female Salt Lake City police officers plan to sue the city over their claim that they were sexually harassed by a deputy chief, their attorney said.
- After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland Updated: May-24-15 6:43 pm
CLEVELAND - Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.
- Analysis: Bill rejection gives Jindal a campaign opportunity Updated: May-24-15 5:14 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - By voting down a proposal to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage, lawmakers thought they had put the divisive issue to bed and ended one of the major controversies of the legislative session.
- Aspen-area poor having trouble with accessing health care Updated: May-24-15 4:38 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - About 4,500 county residents in the Aspen area live at or below the federal poverty level, and Pitkin County health officials are trying to find options to help the area's low-income families receive the care they need because many doctors are not accepting public health insurance.
- Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas Updated: May-24-15 2:53 pm
DUBLIN - Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.
- Nigerian cellphone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down Updated: May-24-15 2:19 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's leading cellphone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide - the latest business hit by a months-long fuel crisis in Africa's biggest oil producer.
- 5 slain in 48-hour period in Baltimore as violence continues Updated: May-24-15 1:31 pm
BALTIMORE - Baltimore police are investigating more than a dozen shootings, five of them fatal, in a 48-hour period.
- New Kansas law on concealed guns concerns campuses Updated: May-24-15 1:17 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - Faculty and students have expressed concern about how a law allowing people to carry concealed guns into buildings on Kansas college campuses will affect the classroom.
- Crime caper kingpin Dashiell Hammett papers home at U of SC Updated: May-24-15 12:39 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A major collection of letters, photos and publications of the late crime fiction author Dashiell Hammett has been acquired by the University of South Carolina and will be made available to students and scholars within the coming year.
- Journalism students aim to dispel myths about veterans Updated: May-24-15 12:29 pm
DETROIT - Wishing living U.S. military veterans a "Happy Memorial Day" might be well-intentioned but misses the mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives.
- Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home Updated: May-24-15 12:22 pm
NEW YORK - For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life.
- Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message Updated: May-24-15 12:13 pm
NEW YORK - There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.
- Senate budget writers restore many cuts in House plan Updated: May-24-15 12:06 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - With the benefits of more time and money, Senate budget writers are crafting a two-year state spending plan that restores many of the cuts made by their House counterparts in April.
- Students spruce up black cemetery, veterans' gravestones Updated: May-24-15 11:43 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A group of eighth-grade students cleaned veterans' gravestones in a mostly abandoned cemetery once used by prominent black Kansas City-area residents in an effort to honor them before Memorial Day.
- Bullying blamed for suicides of 2 Tenn. students Updated: May-24-15 11:14 am
COPPERHILL, Tennessee - About 100 people gathered in a southeastern Tennessee town to release balloons in memory of two area students who committed suicide.
- Iowa woman writes letters to prison inmates for decades Updated: May-24-15 11:02 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Jean Basinger writes letters to prison inmates in Iowa. She has done this for 30 years.
- Kentucky's general election filled with political 'firsts' Updated: May-24-15 10:32 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Ryan Quarles has some streaks of gray in his hair, which can seem odd when he tells people why they should vote for him.
- Lawmakers call for new laws to protect schoolchildren Updated: May-24-15 10:18 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A bill that would make it a felony to use a computer to threaten students at a school is being considered by Rhode Island lawmakers.
- Thousands attend funeral of killed Burundi opposition figure Updated: May-24-15 10:16 am
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shooting.
- Death penalty foes see Nebraska vote as momentum-builder Updated: May-24-15 9:59 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - With Nebraska on the brink of outlawing the death penalty, opponents of capital punishment hope this week's veto-override vote in the Legislature will build momentum for their cause in other Republican states.
- What to watch: Crunch time calm; texting while driving bill Updated: May-24-15 9:07 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The closing days of Texas' legislative session usually mean political chaos, with some lawmakers scrambling to finalize pet proposed legislation and others working just as hard to block bills they despise.
- Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims Updated: May-24-15 7:05 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.
- Trial set for ex-Bullhead City officer in sex assault case Updated: May-24-15 6:14 am
KINGMAN, Arizona - A former Bullhead City police sergeant will go to trial on sexual assault charges in December.