US & World

Nonprofit rescues produce rejected at US border

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though it's tasty and edible. Now going to needy families across the U.S.

Alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attack out on bail

Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting the Mumbai attack that left more than 160 people dead, walked out of a Pakistani prison on Friday. The move threatens to strain relations with India.

Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties

Both Obama and Castro arrived in Panama City for the Summit of the Americas on Thursday evening, only minutes apart.

Little countries hope to make big splash at MicroCon 2015

This weekend Anaheim Central Library will host what organizers say is the first North American gathering of micronations, with countries like Molossia, Westarctica and Slabovia represented.

Obama to address Caribbean's 'economic Achilles heel' — energy

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

Tentative nuclear deal in hand, Iran says all sanctions must be lifted

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that any arrangements must respect Iran's interests and dignity. And he questioned the need for talks, if they don't trigger the sanctions' removal.

Rome's plan for prostitutes upsets sex workers and the Catholic Church

One neighborhood is creating a "zone of tolerance" to confine prostitutes to certain areas. Those opposed are saying the move legitimizes the exploitation of women.

Poll: Obama more popular than Fidel and Raúl Castro in Cuba

The poll, based on 1,200 in-person interviews, found that while Cubans are optimistic about future change, they are unhappy about the present.

US deports Salvadoran ex-general tied to 1980s rights abuses

Ex-Gen. Eugenio Vides Casanova arrived at San Salvador's international airport on a federal flight along with 120 other deportees.

The 33 Venezuelan mayors who face charges

President Nicolas Maduro's government hasn't solved food shortages or ended high inflation. It's been more effective in cracking down on the opposition.

The Navajo Nation's tax on junk food splits reservation

The Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford expensive food.

SC police officer charged with murder after shooting man in back

Officer Michael Slager previously said he had followed procedure, but a video showed him shooting a man who was running away from him after a traffic stop.

White House classified computer system is secure, says top aide

A top aide to President Barack Obama says the White House's classified computer systems are secure while acknowledging vulnerabilities in its unclassified system.

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.