Investigative journalist Juan Carlos Calderon received multiple death threats after launching something rare in the claustrophobic media climate of today's Ecuador, a digital magazine exposing high-level corruption.
Milan opera house La Scala is concluding its bicentennial celebrations of Giuseppe Verdi's birth with Daniele Gatti conducting "La Traviata" at the gala season opener.
The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela's iconic power.
A Kenyan official says several people have been killed and injured in fighting between rival ethnic groups in the country's north.
A teenager who disappeared nearly two months ago mailed her mother a letter several weeks after she was last seen, law enforcement officials said Friday.
When celebrity chefs cut themselves, how much they bleed is a matter of brand.
Iraqi authorities say two separate bombings north of Baghdad have killed at least four people.
Actor Danny Glover has received a Career Achievement Award in the Bahamas as he reflected on the role he played as Nelson Mandela while the South African leader was still in prison.
French President Francois Hollande says his country is raising its troop deployment in Central African Republic to 1,600 — 400 more than initially planned.
Iraq's top diplomat warned Saturday that the "toxic" proliferation of extremist groups among Syria's rebels raises the prospect of a jihadist-ruled territory at the heart of the region.
An Egyptian appeals court reduced Saturday harsh prison sentences given to 14 young Islamist women for protesting in support of the country's ousted president, reducing them to one-year suspended sentences, a defense lawyer said.
Delaware State police are investigating an early morning shooting at a nightclub after a show by hip-hop artist Meek Mill that left four people with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Conservation authorities say hundreds of seals may have fallen victim to this week's floods in eastern England, and are warning people not to try to help stranded pups.
Syrian government aircraft on Saturday pounded a rebel-held city in the country's northeast, killing at least 12 people including five children, activists said.
Australia's foreign minister said Saturday that economic matters rather than a dispute over China's recently declared maritime air defense zone dominated talks she held with senior Chinese officials.
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday that Afghanistan's defense minister reassured him that a security agreement with the U.S. will be signed in a timely manner.
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed before they expire at the end of the year.
Thailand's prime minister said Saturday that she will not cling to power and that she is ready to resign and dissolve Parliament if all parties agree to hold new elections.
As thousands of anti-government protesters kept their vigil in Ukraine's capital Saturday, officials sought to reduce their anger with assurances that Russian and Ukrainian presidents didn't discuss Ukraine joining a Russian-led customs union at a meeting this week.
A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned.