US & World

Cuba says it's launching first official classified ads

The print and online ads will include everything from houses to pirated U.S. television programs, the Cuban government said.

Power-plant blast responsible for DC power outages, officials say

The White House, State Department, and Capitol were affected by widespread power outages reported across Washington and its suburbs Tuesday afternoon, and an official says they were caused by an explosion at a Maryland power plant.

7 returning from NCAA tournament dead in Illinois plane crash

Two members of the Illinois State University athletic department are among the dead.

Obama: 'Misjudgment' to make Iran deal contingent on recognizing Israel

President Obama says it would be a "fundamental misjudgment" to condition a nuclear deal with Iran on the country's recognition of Israel.

Ferguson activists hope momentum sparks a national movement

Leaders of what some call a new civil rights struggle say the protests must lead to long-term strategies. The goal is to sustain a national movement.

NCAA men's final: Wisconsin and Duke play for it all

For Wisconsin, a win would bring its first title since 1941. Perennial power Duke last won it all in 2010. The game will tip off at 9:18 p.m. ET.

Report on retracted 'Rolling Stone' rape story cites 'systematic failing'

The now-retracted 2014 article on campus rape, according to a report by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, involved errors made at "basically every level of the newsroom."

NYC'S Easter parade brings out creative hats and more

While Easter Sunday Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue was filled with people decked out in homemade costumes that seem to get zanier each year.

Pope decries plentitude of weapons, expresses hope in Easter peace wish

In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis praises the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.

Treating Saudi Arabian jihadists with art therapy

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

What you didn't know about what you already know about Easter

Bring forth your baskets so that we may fill them with these five fun facts about the spring holiday.

Rains hit South, Midwest; woman killed in flood

Kentucky was swamped by waves of heavy rain, unleashing flash flooding that killed a woman, stranded a school bus and forced more than 160 rescues in Louisville.

Update: 5 arrested in Kenyan attack as Al-Shabab promises 'bloodbath'

Some of those arrested in connection with Thursday's deadly attack on a university in the country's east were reportedly trying to flee to neighboring Somalia, where the extremist group is based.

Tribal fighters lay siege to al-Qaida in Yemeni coastal town

The coalition of tribesmen have vowed to expel fighters from the extremist group and restore order to the Gulf of Aden port.

When corporations take the lead on social change

Some big names in business pushed back this week against "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and Arkansas. In 1964, it was Coca-Cola pushing Atlanta's white elites to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

For Chinese migrant workers, it is possible to go home again

In the past, rural Chinese seeking success left their families and found work on the coast. Now, factories are shifting inland and migrants are delighted to be following them home.