- Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming Updated: Jul-29-15 12:07 am
SANTIAGO, Chile - Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile's 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done.
- Civil rights advocate, businessman Francis Guess dead at 69 Updated: Jul-24-15 5:41 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
- Conservative David Keene joins Eisenhower Memorial effort Updated: Jul-24-15 4:19 am
WASHINGTON - A conservative commentator and political adviser is joining the effort to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington.
- Analysis: Like Iran, pacts with USSR ignored foe's behavior Updated: Jul-24-15 3:26 am
WASHINGTON - Critics of the Iran nuclear deal claim it is flawed, among many reasons, because it does not demand that Tehran also change its behavior at home and abroad. That complaint ignores the United States' long history of striking arms control agreements with the Soviet Union, a far more dangerous enemy.
- Democrat, Republicans differ on Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jul-21-15 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran drew support from a member of the Senate Democratic leadership and sharp criticism from a senior Republican on Tuesday, ahead of private briefings from Cabinet officials who negotiated the accord.
- Timeline of key dates in US relations with Cuba Updated: Jul-20-15 12:19 am
Timeline of key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:
- Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves hospital after fall Updated: Jul-19-15 1:35 pm
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Maine hospital on Sunday, four days after the 91-year-old fell at his summer home and broke a bone in his neck.
- The Latest: Injuries like Bush's take 3-4 months to heal Updated: Jul-16-15 5:30 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The latest on former President George H.W. Bush, who fell at his summer home Wednesday and broke a bone in his neck (all times local):
- Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning Updated: Jul-15-15 6:51 pm
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court's decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech.
- Alabama editorial roundup Updated: Jul-15-15 2:52 pm
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:
- Former US President Jimmy Carter on Iran, Confederate flag Updated: Jul-15-15 2:12 pm
ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday backed a historic deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, telling The Associated Press that the U.S.-led agreement is "a major step in the right direction."
- Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts Updated: Jul-14-15 7:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker kicks off Nevada campaign Updated: Jul-14-15 6:15 pm
LAS VEGAS - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made his first stop in Nevada as a presidential candidate on Tuesday, arguing his success implementing conservative policies in Wisconsin can be taken nationwide.
- Veto struggle with Congress possible over Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jul-14-15 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled Congress can't block the complex nuclear agreement the Obama administration announced with Iran on Tuesday, but a veto struggle is a virtual certainty as lawmakers try to undermine the deal by insisting that numerous sanctions remain in place.
- Obama commutes sentences of 2 Louisiana men Updated: Jul-13-15 4:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Two Louisiana men were among 46 inmates nationwide whose prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses were commuted by President Barack Obama.
- After all is said in theater attack trial, was Holmes sane? Updated: Jul-13-15 4:08 pm
DENVER - They saw more than 1,500 photographs. They heard more than 250 witnesses. They listened to 10 psychiatrists. They handled three guns.
- Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77 Updated: Jul-06-15 10:20 pm
NEW YORK - One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah.
- 1984 Indiana governor candidate Wayne Townsend dies Updated: Jul-03-15 5:09 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Wayne Townsend, the 1984 Democratic nominee for Indiana governor who broke a barrier by picking a woman as his running mate, died Friday at age 89.
- Kim Kardashian says use of selfies can be empowering Updated: Jul-01-15 2:13 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Kim Kardashian says the large number of selfies she posts on social media empowers her to control her public image, but also contributes to her being viewed by some merely as a sexual object.