US & World

Gaza tech incubator finds success in international crowdfunding

Billions have been pledged to help rebuild Gaza, but little of that money has arrived yet. But a startup accelerator is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.

Vatican, citing 'delicate situation,' rejects Dalai Lama meeting with Pope

It's an apparent reference to the Holy See's relations with Beijing. They haven't had diplomatic ties since 1949. Tibet's spiritual leader is in Rome for a meeting of Nobel Peace Prize winners.

London airspace closed due to computer failure

The European air control agency Eurocontrol says London airspace has been closed due to a computer failure. There is a power outage at the NATS control center.

LA Times uncovers worker abuse by supermarket vendors

An LA Times investigation has shown that Whole Foods, Walmart, and other grocers have bought produce from companies that severely mistreat their workers, in Mexico.

U.Va. looks at ways to curb drinking at its first frat houses

The University of Virginia is looking to make changes, even though a report about a gang rape has been discredited. Ideas include banning hard alcohol and having sober volunteers self-police parties.

Senate torture report: CIA chief recounts 9/11 horrors

The CIA director is defending his agency from accusations in a Senate report that it used inhumane interrogation techniques against terrorist suspects. Dick Cheney earlier said the report is "full of crap."

US says it closed its final detention center in Afghanistan

The U.S. said it closed its detention center at Bagram, ending a controversial chapter. The U.S. said it no longer holds any prisoners in Afghanistan.

Mexican megafarms supplying US market are rife with labor abuses

An investigation by the L.A. Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

Senate torture report: Reactions to CIA treatment of detainees after 9/11

The report detailing the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks has sparked a firestorm of controversy in the U.S. and abroad.

After raid on its servers, Pirate Bay goes offline

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.

Palestinian minister dies in protest against Israel

The circumstances surrounding Ziad Abu Ein's death are unclear. Israel said it will examine his body jointly with Jordanian and Palestinian pathologists.

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai offered hope Wednesday that her prize will inspire young girls all over the world to fight for their rights.

Protests in Berekely turn violent on second night

On the second night of protests in Berkeley, California over the Eric Garner decision in New York, a small group of protesters broke windows and looted stores.

UN World Food Program resumes food aid for Syrian refugees

The U.N. organization said that after it suspended a food-voucher program earlier this month, individuals, the private sector and governments stepped in.

Senate torture report: Harsh CIA tactics didn't work

The torture report released Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA deceived the nation with its insistence that the harsh interrogation tactics had saved lives.

159 arrested in third night of California protests

Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a highway and stopping a train as activists protested recent grand jury decisions.