US & World

Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

Bishops gathered at a two-week meeting on family issues clearly took into account the views of Pope Francis, whose "Who am I to judge?" comment signaled a new tone of welcome.

Federal judge strikes down Alaska's gay marriage ban

U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday said the ban violates the U.S. constitutional guarantee of due process and equal protection.

Mosaic found in Greek tomb dates from 4th century BC

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man, and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.

CDC cites 'breach' in Ebola protocol as second Texas case emerges

The worker, who helped care for the first patient to die from the Ebola virus in the U.S., reported a low fever Friday night. The worker, a woman, is in stable condition.

Obama wraps up California fundraising trip

Obama wrapped up his fourth California fundraiser in three days and he will make his first appearance at a campaign rally this coming week.

Thousands in St. Louis to protest police shootings

Thousands of marchers started assembling in the morning hours Saturday in downtown St. Louis to protest the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

Landon Donovan makes an emotional, if slightly awkward farewell

Although he was cut from the roster for the World Cup this summer, the retiring soccer legend got a grand send-off in his final game with the U.S. team.

Gay Marriages to begin in Idaho, after high court lifts stay

The order from the Supreme Court signals yet again that the justices are disinclined to review cases throwing out state bans on gay marriage.

FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics

The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings.

Thousands return to Hong Kong streets in protest

Thousands of protesters poured into a main road in Hong Kong for a pro-democracy rally late Friday, a day after the government canceled talks with student leaders aimed at defusing the standoff.

Police, protesters clash in St. Louis after police shooting

The latest unrest comes after an off-duty police officer killed 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers, who authorities say fired three times in the encounter.

Young Taliban attack survivor Malala reacts to news she won Nobel Peace Prize

By honoring a 17-year-old Muslim girl from Pakistan and a 60-year-old Hindu man from India, the Nobel Committee highlighted religious and political conflicts and drew attention to children's rights.

Koreas exchange fire; Kim Jong Un no-show at big event

There were no reported injuries from the machine gun exchange along the two countries' tense border. The incident comes as the North Korean leader has not been seen in public for more than a month.

Hong Kong officials call off talks with student activists

The Chinese territory's chief secretary, Carrie Lam, says a call from pro-democracy forces to step up protests if concessions aren't made has undermined the dialogue.

In Mexico, protesters demand return of 43 missing students

Authorities said they still have not been able to identify 28 bodies found in clandestine graves and that the graves were connected to the missing students.

The 'blood moon' lunar eclipse was quite a show

The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region had the added feature of a reddish hue.