US & World

Pope on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to free expression

Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines, defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right.

US loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier

The new rules open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow U.S. citizens to start bringing home small amounts of Cuban cigars after more than a half-century ban.

Mexico charges former Iguala Mayor in missing students case

The country's attorney general also said the mayor's wife had been linked to an organized crime group that police say likely murdered the students.

Detained Washington Post journalist indicted in Iran, report says

Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American who holds dual citizenship, has been held since July 22. A report from Iran's state news agency did not disclose what charges he faces.

Paris attacks: Yemen's al-Qaida claims responsibility; 'Charlie Hebdo' sells out

Yemen's al-Qaida branch claimed responsibility for last week's attacks in Paris. The first post-attack edition of 'Charlie Hebdo,' meanwhile, has sold out in France, just hours after it was released.

Paris attacks: Defiant Charlie Hebdo puts Muhammad on cover, critiques church

The new cover shows a weeping Muhammad, holding a sign saying "I am Charlie" with the words "All is forgiven" above him.

Egyptian court overturns Hosni Mubarak's final conviction

The ruling, which throws out an embezzlement conviction, means the former Egyptian dictator could be set free soon. Mubarak was ousted four years ago.

Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

The fiercely controversial pipeline would carry oil from Canada to Texas. It cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, but Obama has threatened to veto.

US Central Command's Twitter site hacked under name of ISIS

The site was filled with threats against military personnel, including one that said "American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back."

Supreme Court hears church fight over Arizona town sign law

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that looks at how municipal governments may regulate where and when signs are posted.

Rally for unity against terrorism is France's largest ever

Masses of people joined with world leaders to fill Paris streets Sunday in a rally for unity that officials said was the largest demonstration in French history.

Searchers say they've located 'black box' from AirAsia flight

Officials say divers will go down Monday to the bottom of the Java Sea in an effort to retrieve the flight data recorder from the wreckage of the Airbus A320.

Mexican Carpoolers: A photographer's view of truck bed commuters

In the backs of pickup trucks, construction workers lie among tools and blankets, headed to the city for a day's work. Alejandro Cartagena turned his camera on the carpoolers.

AirAsia tail recovered, but no sign of 'black box' recorders

The large, red piece of debris emblazoned with the word "Asia" was lifted from the bottom of the Java Sea using inflatable balloons.

Missing in Mexico: An LA woman searches for her lost brother

Kill my son. Find my brother. A mother in Mexico pleads with gunmen who snatched her son in the night. He remains missing, and his sister vows to find him. The case is not unique.

Reports of Boko Haram-led massacre in captured Nigerian town

Baga was seized a week ago. Amnesty International says that as many as 2,000 people may have been killed by the Islamist extremists in recent days.