- Senate proposal: open Mexico oil to private firms Updated: Dec-07-13 2:29 pm
- Home stands 10 years after Abbeville standoff Updated: Dec-07-13 11:36 am
- Judge urges compromise in Detroit bankruptcy case Updated: Dec-05-13 8:52 pm
- Major events in the life of Nelson Mandela Updated: Dec-05-13 5:26 pm
- Judge hears arguments on Utah's gay marriage ban Updated: Dec-05-13 3:07 am
- Judge weighs merits of Utah's gay marriage ban Updated: Dec-04-13 7:10 pm
- Egypt to settle $1.5 billion owned to oil firms Updated: Dec-04-13 11:38 am
- Rights lawyers harassed as China hails rule of law Updated: Dec-04-13 7:07 am
- Myanmar delegation visiting Madison's Montpelier Updated: Dec-04-13 3:02 am
- NC NAACP head, others on trial in protest case Updated: Dec-03-13 7:40 pm
- Mayors speak out against amendment on gay marriage Updated: Dec-03-13 6:13 pm
- Candidates running against Graham meet at forum Updated: Dec-03-13 4:33 pm
- Republicans want super-majority for tax increases Updated: Dec-03-13 10:55 am
- Croatians vote against same-sex marriage Updated: Dec-01-13 3:41 pm
- Gay rights fight comes to Texas, despite ban Updated: Dec-01-13 10:28 am
- Plaintiffs in gay marriage suit say minds changing Updated: Nov-30-13 12:44 pm
- Vietnam reaffirms party role in new constitution Updated: Nov-28-13 4:29 am
- Okla. speaker looks to build statehouse chapel Updated: Nov-26-13 5:41 pm
- Zimbabwe's top rights lawyer acquitted Updated: Nov-26-13 11:01 am
- Court upholds law used to remove board members Updated: Nov-25-13 3:40 pm
- USI senate to vote on opposing gay marriage ban Updated: Nov-23-13 4:14 pm
- New York attorney challenging Begich from home Updated: Nov-22-13 1:35 pm
- New Indiana House panel chair mum on amendment Updated: Nov-21-13 4:08 am
- Mass. Gov. Patrick supports allowing early voting Updated: Nov-20-13 1:34 pm
- Thai court ruling deals new blow to government Updated: Nov-20-13 9:52 am
MEXICO CITY - A Mexico senate committee proposed Saturday to open the country's beleaguered, state-run oil sector to greater private investment.
ABBEVILLE, South Carolina - On the 10th anniversary of one of the most intense firefights ever in South Carolina, the home where it happened sits like a macabre reminder of the most horrible day Abbeville has seen in a generation.
DETROIT - A judge urged Detroit and its creditors to keep negotiating Thursday in a 150-page opinion that mimics his decision earlier this week that the city is eligible for a makeover in bankruptcy court.
July 18, 1918 - Born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei, at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge says he'll do his best to rule by early next year on a legal challenge to a same-sex marriage ban in Utah, after an attorney called for an end to the prohibition by arguing that the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court and discrimination has gone on long enough.
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge should strike down Utah's same-sex marriage ban because the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court and discrimination has gone on long enough, an attorney for three gay couples challenging the 2004 voter-passed law argued Wednesday.
CAIRO - Egypt is committed to pay nearly a quarter of the total arrears it owes foreign oil companies and increase economic growth to 3.5 percent by the end of the fiscal year, in a bid to restore investor confidence in an economy damaged by nearly three years of unrest, the country's interim prime minister said Wednesday.
BEIJING - About 200 thugs harassed lawyers and relatives of three civil rights activists outside a courthouse in eastern China on Wednesday, as top judges in the capital marked the anniversary of China's constitution by hailing the rule of law.
MONTPELIER, Virginia - Lessons in democracy await a delegation from Myanmar to Virginia.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Defense attorneys pressed police Tuesday to give the legal underpinnings for charges against North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and 11 others who were arrested during protests at the state legislature.
INDIANAPOLIS - A bipartisan group of Indiana mayors, including those of some of the state's largest cities, announced their opposition Tuesday to placing Indiana's ban on gay marriage in the state constitution.
WEST COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Three of the four candidates trying to defeat Lindsey Graham next year in the Republican primary in South Carolina gathered in the same place Tuesday to talk to GOP stalwarts as they try to differentiate themselves from the U.S. senator seeking a third term.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican state lawmakers are proposing a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds majority vote before taxes can be raised in Wisconsin.
ZAGREB, Croatia - A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Union's newest nation.
AUSTIN, Texas - One couple wants to get married, while the other just wants theirs recognized. A third couple wants a divorce, while the fourth wants theirs finalized. If all win their lawsuits, they could overturn the Texas ban on same-sex marriage.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Carol Schall was helping her teenage daughter renew her passport when a postal worker filling out the paperwork learned that Schall's same-sex partner was the girl's birth mother.
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam passed a revised constitution on Thursday that reaffirms the dominant political and economic role of the Communist Party, disappointing reform advocates who had taken advantage of an unprecedented public revision process to press for far greater change.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Some Oklahoma lawmakers want to build a small chapel in the Capitol to celebrate the state's "Judeo-Christian heritage," a potentially divisive move for a Legislature that in recent years targeted Islamic law with a constitutional amendment and tried to bar the leader of a Muslim advocacy group from a law enforcement seminar.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's leading rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was acquitted Tuesday of charges of obstructing justice and being unruly to police officers.
ATLANTA - Georgia's Supreme Court has ruled that a law the governor used earlier this year to remove six members of the DeKalb County school board is constitutional.
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - The University of Southern Indiana's Faculty Senate plans to vote next month on whether to oppose Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A New York attorney is running against U.S. Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska in next year's Democratic primary without leaving home.
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma has named a member of his Republican caucus leadership team to run a powerful committee that may shape the fate of a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick is backing efforts to allow Massachusetts voters to cast their ballots early.
BANGKOK - Thailand's embattled government received a sharp scolding Wednesday from the country's top court, with a ruling on constitutional change suggesting that the conservative political establishment is still not ready to reconcile with forces supporting former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 military coup.