BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese street vendor convicted of killing two city officials was executed Wednesday despite calls for leniency, disappointing legal activists and many members of the public who say the country’s justice system fails to protect
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian rights groups say the Supreme Court has ordered the release of two men who were wrongly convicted and jailed for the 2004 murder of a prominent opposition activist.
Wednesday’s decision to drop
The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law, despite an overnight talkathon on the chamber’s floor led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
MADRID (AP) — The judge investigating a high-speed train crash that killed 79 people in Spain has named 22 rail infrastructure company officials as suspects.
A court statement said Judge Luis Alaez has asked the Adif officials, including
BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court on Wednesday convicted a man of intentional homicide and sentenced him to death for hurling a toddler to the ground in a case that horrified the Chinese public.
The 2-year-old girl was
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State health officials are trying to help pregnant women who smoke kick the habit.
Health administrators say at least 13… More »
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A special commission considering whether New Hampshire should change how it taxes hospitals is set to meet again.
Currently, the… More »
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is refreshing its line-up of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation.
The 7-inch and 8.9-inch versions also have sharper, more colorful
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Many New Jersey residents spent less time at the shore than usual this summer, according to a poll released Wednesday, giving credence to officials’ oft-repeated worries that visitors would stay away during the
With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Mall attackers claim 137 hostages were buried in rubble as Kenyan forces demolished building.
Rescuers struggled Wednesday to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a major earthquake in southwestern Pakistan as the death toll from the massive tremor the day before rose to at least 271.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union has called on authorities in the Maldives not to delay a presidential runoff after the Supreme Court postponed the election indefinitely following a complaint of alleged irregularities.
Catherine Ashton, the
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations voiced concern Wednesday over the fate of more than 100,000 Filipinos displaced by two weeks of fighting… More »
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations voiced concern Wednesday over the fate of more than 100,000 Filipinos displaced by two weeks of fighting between government troops and Muslim rebels, saying they were at risk of disease from