LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.
President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an hi…
WASHINGTON — Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Obama said Friday he doesn’t expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.
WASHINGTON — Race relations is back as a major national issue.
Whether it’s a few mugs of mulled wine at Christmas or a couple of bottles of Champagne at New Year’s or some wine in between, the holidays aren’t known as a time of alcoholic restraint.
Hispanics don't really talk publicly about sensitive issues of race.
WASHINGTON — With a recent streak of activism, President Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.
FILE-This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad tha…
Maricopa sheriff will disband controversial squad.
She claimed her five-day detention at an immigration office in Arizona was an illegal arrest.
People line up to take the bus outside the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? That’s about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize mor…
WASHINGTON— How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?
Taxi drivers wait for clients next to their classic American cars in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday, the day after President Obama announced that his administration would seek to normalize more than a half-century of bitter animosity between the United States and Cuba.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., expressed his disappointment in Obama’s initiative.
WASHINGTON — The surprise move by President Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing bids for the White House.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow Thursday.
MOSCOW — A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis made during his annual news conference Thursday:
PITTSBURGH — Giving frail, older residents of long-term care facilities a high-dose flu vaccine produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has found.
WASHINGTON — The death penalty continued its slow and steady two-decade decline this year, as fewer convicted murderers were sentenced to die and most executions were limited to just three states, according to a report scheduled for release Thursday.
Constitution doesn't permit governments to determine whether speech is sufficiently offensive.