| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:59 AM
The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday to the European Union for peaceful reconciliation after World War II between former foes Germany and France, and for spreading democracy and human rights through Europe.
| May 2, 2012
| 4:03 AM
Hours after Obama visit, Taliban attack on compound for foreigners in Afghan capital kills 7
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents attacked a compound housing foreigners in the Afghan capital Wednesday, killing seven people, hours after...
| Sep 11, 2012
Forbes' recent annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women reminds us how far women have come — and how far society has yet to go.
The list's existence in itself, worthy as it may be, is testament to continued inequity. There is no list of 100 Most...
| May 30, 2012
| 4:18 AM
New underground lab turns S. Dakota gold town into scientific hub in search for 'dark matter'
LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Nestled nearly 5,000 feet beneath the earth in the gold boom town of Lead, S.D., is a laboratory that could help scientists answer...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 5:16 AM
Egyptians vote in presidential runoff, choosing between Islamist, Hosni Mubarak's ex-PM
CAIRO (AP) — Faced with a choice between Hosni Mubarak's ex-prime minister and an Islamist candidate, Egyptians voted Saturday in a presidential runoff the...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long.
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Since last summer, a former Peace Corpsvolunteer from Tacoma, Washington has been wasting away in a Nicaraguan prison, wrongfully convicted of international drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime, his supporters say.
A growing chorus of...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 8:46 AM
When Air Force One landed in Myanmar on a muggy morning earlier this week, President Barack Obama made a point of having his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at his side as he descended to the tarmac.
The three-nation trip was likely the last...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:36 PM
French action auteur Luc Besson hasn't shown a lot of ambition on screen of late. But the director of “Leon/The Professional” and “The Fifth Element,” super-producer of pretty much every good euro-action film to come along of...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 4:38 AM
He made his name directing and or producing thrillers from “The Professional” to “The Transporter,” with “The Fifth Element” tossed in for a little variety. He produced “Taken” and the various “...