US & World

From Saigon to Ho Chi Minh: a city transforms, holding to its past

Saigon is transforming itself into an economic power in Southeast Asia, striving to balance communist rule and changing political dynamics.

Rescue brings a bit of good news to Nepal's capital after quake

For five days, a teenager in Kathmandu was covered in the rubble of a seven-story building that was hit by Saturday's powerful tremor. On Thursday, rescue crews pulled him to safety.

10 men sent to prison over shooting of Malala in 2012

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sent 10 men to prison for 25-year terms for their roles in the near-fatal attack on activist Malala Yousafzai.

Calvin Peete, pro golf's 'Mr. Accuracy,' dies at 71

Peete won 12 PGA events during a long career as a professional golfer. For many years, he was the most successful black golfer in the world.

Rubio hopes Japan's Abe addresses 'comfort women' rift

While Japan has expressed regret for atrocities during the war, "obviously something is missing" because it hasn't gone far enough for survivors, Rubio said.

Navy removes commander of San Diego-based ship from post

The Navy announced the removal of Capt. John Banigan based on findings of an investigation into the poor command climate aboard the USS Lake Erie.

Nigerian army rescues 293 females from Boko Haram

Nigeria's military says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram, but they do not include any of the schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago.

Obama: 'No excuse' for Baltimore violence

President calls deaths of several black men by police in Baltimore and other cities "a slow rolling crisis" that should prompt "soul searching" in America.

Supreme Court hears challenge to same-sex marriage bans

Listen to audio from oral arguments in the Supreme Court Tuesday about whether states have the power to ban same-sex marriage.

Google experimenting with patent marketplace to combat trolls

Google will allow patent holders to "tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set."

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.

How you can help Nepal’s earthquake victims

Aid from across the world is trickling in, but the region remains in dire need of everything from food and water to medicine.

Nepal earthquake: Death toll surpasses 4,000; aid trickles in

Reported deaths from earthquake are now at 4,010, but that doesn't take into account casualties in mountain villages that are still cut off two days after the temblor.

New film chronicles an LA-based Armenian rapper's return to his homeland

L.A.-based rapper Nazo Bravo reflects on his family, his heritage and the genocide of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago today.

Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises, relief organizations send help

The official number of dead has topped 4,000 as rescue efforts are underway, and relief organizations are gearing up to help, asking for donations.

Baltimore police: 34 arrested in Freddie Gray protest

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."