Topic: The Associated Press
In the federal trial on California's Prop. 8, defenders of the voter ban on gay marriage called their first witnesses Monday. Defense lawyers argue that gays and lesbians in California enjoy plenty of political power and do not need extra constitutional protection.
01/25/2010 07:05 pm
An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea just after taking off from Beirut early Monday. Experts speculate that an engine malfunctioned – possibly caused by a bird strike – shortly after take off.
01/25/2010 08:48 am
A new taped message purported to be from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden vows more attacks and says that it's 'unfair' that the US lives in peace while Palestinians suffer.
01/24/2010 09:27 am
As Beijing residents enjoy increasing prosperity, Chinese villagers are left with their trash.
01/21/2010 01:55 pm
Washington has promised to increase development assistance to Yemen to about $63 million this year, but that's dwarfed by Saudi Arabia's pledge of $1.25 billion for its poor, unstable neighbor.
01/21/2010 12:08 pm
Democrat Martha Coakley's defeat for the seat that Ted Kennedy held for 46 years could signal big problems for President Obama and his party.
01/19/2010 09:45 pm
Global News Blog Haiti earthquake: Is the term 'looting' racist? Past Kanye West comments fuel debate
Old comments by rapper Kanye West about Hurricane Katrina are being dredged up in a debate on how race plays into the coverage of natural disasters, including the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti last week.
01/19/2010 04:33 pm
The FBI illegally collected 2,000 phone records between 2002 and 2006 invoking nonexistent terrorism emergencies, according to a report in The Washington Post.
01/19/2010 07:59 am
The latest Taliban attack on Kabul comes amid new Afghanistan government efforts to lure militants away from the insurgency.
01/18/2010 09:35 am
As Haiti earthquake relief efforts continued, President Barack Obama joined with predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to appeal for donations and sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Caribbean nation.
01/16/2010 02:18 pm