Nation and World News

  • India starts voting in world's largest election

    GAUHATI, India — Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Face of gay marriage in Utah an unlikely pair

    SALT LAKE CITY — Derek Kitchen was a teenager still coming to grips with his sexual orientation when yard signs began popping up throughout his suburb ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Quebec elections a gamble for separatist party

    MONTREAL — Quebec's main separatist party faces a tough challenge as residents voted Monday in elections that revived the debate on whether the French ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

    WASHINGTON — A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law came to a close last mon ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • MIssing Malaysian plane: 2 new pings sound 'just like' black box beacons

    PERTH, Australia – An Australian ship detected two distinct, long-lasting sounds underwater that are consistent with the pings from aircraft black box ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Scattered flooding as storms drench the Southeast

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Severe thunderstorms punching across the Southeast on Monday forced rescue crews in small boats and military trucks to rescue peopl ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Hagel tours China's new aircraft carrier

    BEIJING – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    LOS ANGELES – Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Illinois’ next pension issue: Police, fire funds

    SPRINGFIELD – After addressing Illinois’ own employee pension crisis, lawmakers now face an equally challenging task with the state’s cities, as mayor ...
    April 6, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Chicago man who sued against city handgun ban dies at 80

    CHICAGO – Otis McDonald, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced Chicago to abandon its 28-year ban ...
    April 6, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Prison on lockdown after weapons, alcohol found

    ST. LOUIS – Illinois' biggest maximum-security prison remained on lockdown for a second day Saturday after corrections officers uncovered an inmate ca ...
    April 6, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Near Fort Hood, church service honors the fallen

    KILLEEN, Texas – The church program pictured an empty road being enveloped by the dark clouds of a sweeping thunderstorm, and the service’s lesson was ...
    April 9, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

    George Strait won his second entertainer of the year – 25 years after he won his first – and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top hon ...
    April 6, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • ‘We’re all paying:’ Heroin spreads misery in US

    On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless 20-year-old – a needle mark ...
    April 5, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • China ship hears ‘signal’; unclear if jet-related

    PERTH, Australia – Officials on Sunday were trying to confirm whether a “pulse signal” reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship in the Indian Ocean came ...
    April 5, 2014 - 11:30 pm
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