Four Corners activists want more done to improve air quality.
Pallbearers carry the casket of New York City police Officer Rafael Ramos after funeral services at Christ Tabernacle Church, in Queens. Ramos and his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20.
Police officers turn their backs as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in th…
NEW YORK — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero.
FILE - This Dec. 17, 2014 file photo shows a classic American car driving past the U.S. Interests Section buidling in Havana, Cuba. A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the seven-story mission is set to become a full-fledged embassy. The U.S. and Cuba announced on Dec…
People line up for visas outside the U.S. Interests Section in Havana. The seven-story mission has 50 Americans and 300 Cuban workers, but the staff is expected to grow.
HAVANA — A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States’ seven-story mission looms over Havana’s seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.
FILE — This Jan. 25, 2006 file photo shows Cuba’s President Fidel Castro speaking with journalists below an electronic billboard scrolling messages extolling democracy and human rights inside the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. “The consequence of that was, for years, they did not al…
Two children of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell say his stunning downfall and conviction on public corruption charges can largely be attributed to the corrosive effects of just one person: their mother.
Blacks and whites live in different worlds when it comes to perceptions of the criminal justice system and the role that police play in society.
FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, acc…
Notables who left the world in 2014 included political figures who catalyzed war and peace and scientists who changed our lives. We lost beloved entertainers, some who brought audiences decades of smiles and tears and others departed before their time.
This photo combination shows U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has compared Obama to a monkey and blamed the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie "The Interview." (AP Photos)
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Obama over the hacking row involving the movie “The Interview.”
CAIRO — An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld the conviction of eight men for “inciting debauchery” for appearing in an alleged same-sex wedding video, but reduced their sentences from three to one year in prison, a court official said.
DAMASCUS — Syrian state-run TV said Saturday that the government is prepared to take part in peace talks hosted by Russia next month, but the foreign ministry official it cited suggested the scope of the negotiations would be limited to “preliminary” talks meant to pave the way for a confere…
Hadi Bahra, head of the Syrian National Coalition, the main political opposition group, is undecided about peace talks.
Adina Bar-Shalom was considering running for parliament for a party other than her father’s Shas party.
JERUSALEM — A struggle for women’s rights is brewing within Israel’s deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox community, where women, largely shut out of politics, are beginning to demand greater representation in the country’s parliament.
In an attempt to draw public attention to the crisis, Chaohua posted photos of missing children onto his van.